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The Distraction Trap by Frances Booth

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CHAPTER 10

Keep your aims in mind, and aim high

There is more to life than increasing its speed. MAHATMA GANDHI

It is indeed possible to live without Facebook. In fact, it’s not only possible, it’s (gasp) actually kind of rewarding. JESSICA TAYLOR1

CALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE: tech cleanse, digital detox, personal reboot, tech break or just plain old switching off, once you try it, you’ll know it’s good for you.

Sometimes, your first tech cleanse might not be entirely voluntary – perhaps you suddenly find you have no mobile reception, and break out in a cold sweat.

This is what happened to BBC producer, Stuart Hughes, who was forced into an unplanned digital detox in the wilds of Ontario.2

At first, he felt desperation at not being able to connect. ...

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