you go a whole month without using your smartphone and checking your email? I
don’t think I could, but I find the idea an interesting one. I look at a screen
for work and am guilty of checking Instagram, etc way more
often than I probably should. I sometimes catch myself picking up my phone and
telling myself to put it right back down again. Having said that, I still
prefer a book or a magazine to the e- version. There’s something about holding
it physically in my hands that I just don’t get from reading from a screen or
holding a tablet. Plus after I’ve looked at my laptop & phone all day for
work, I don’t find it relaxing at all to look at the same two screens to
unwind. That’s why I wanted to share this book that I’m going to be doing a
review on, since most of us could probably use some unplugged time, even if we
couldn’t swing an entire month.
a little bit about the book & author:
author and TEDx speaker Christina Crook decided to say goodbye to all
technology, leading her in a journey that resulted in her newest book, The Joy
of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World. JOMO is the product of
Christina’s passion for exploring the intersection of technology,
relationships, and joy. Her book is available for sale now.
book chronicles Christina’s journey and offers new insight into the impact of
technology on our day-to-day lives. After
this Vancouver-born author disabled the data on her smartphone, turned off her
email, and said goodbye to the Internet for 31 days, she said, “I found a
quietness of mind that I’d been hungering for, and I found my closest
relationships deepening in a way that I hoped for.”
Joy of Missing Out is the embodiment of Christina’s passion for bringing people
back to a reality where people are able to interact without being distracted by
their online personas and technology is used in moderation. Her book is an
encouragement that great happiness and joy can be found when the people and
experiences in front of you are priority.
preoccupying our time. The Joy of Missing Out reflects on the idea that
relationships would improve remarkably if people were willing to engage with
each other entirely by setting aside their tablets, computers and smart phones.
look forward to sharing my thoughts on this book with you and am curious to
know: How long do you think you could unplug for?
out more on The Joy of Missing Out here.