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The Distraction Trap by Frances Booth

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CHAPTER 5

Change starts today

A poor life this is if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.

WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES

IF YOU ARE LIKE MOST people, chances are that, by now, you will have become addicted to, or formed automatic patterns of behaviour with at least one form of digital distraction.

You might have been surprised in the last chapter to realise that digital devices were playing such a big part in your life. This issue has crept up on many of us so don’t worry if that is the case.

There’s plenty you can do to regain control.

Smartphones, laptops and mobile devices have become part of our landscape – almost part of our being, in many cases.

We’re not going to erase this whole aspect of the landscape – it would be totally unrealistic ...

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