Monday, July 16, 2018

Review: Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life by Arlene Pellicane


About the book:
For those feeling overloaded with technology…

Let’s face it: most of us are on our phones or computers way more than we’d like to be, and more than what’s even beneficial. We know that overuse of technology is harmful to our health and relationships, but how can we rewire our digital habits for a healthier life?

In Calm, Cool, and Connected, Arlene Pellicane will walk you through an easy 5-step plan that will help you center your life on Jesus and love others by decluttering your screen time. By introducing a few easy habits into your daily routine, you can transform your relationship with technology and enjoy more time with God and others.

It's easy to become consumed and preoccupied with our devices. In turn, we begin to suppress or ignore what’s most important, focusing instead on the urgent and sensational. Let this book guide you toward balanced technology use, and thus a more balanced life. 

My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:

Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life was a fantastic read. I really needed to read this book at this time in my life. It breaks down the word HABIT into five easy ways to balance your use of digital devices.

H =  Hold Down the Off Button
A =  Always Put People First
B =  Brush daily: Live with a Clean Conscience
I =  I Will Go Online with Purpose
T =  Take a Hike

Read the book to get the full context of H.A.B.I.T. It is a very practical and useful list of ways to balance your digital life. ;)

Even though it was a short read (160 pages), I found several helpful tips (some I've already started using!) and definitely recommend the book. It is a must read.

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