OUR PHONES ARE ALTERING OUR BRAINS
OUR EYEBALLS ARE BEING SOLD ON THE INTERNET
TECHIES DO NOT PROMOTE THEIR KIDS TO USE DEVICES
VIDEO GAME CAN BE AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE
FACEBOOK CAN CAUSE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS ARE THE BIGGEST TIME KILLERS
INTERNET ADDICTION IS FOR REAL
FOR HAPPINESS AND WELLBEING
IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
HEALTHY SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE AND HABITS
BALANCING ONLINE & OFFLINE ACTIVITIES
PARENTING TIPS FOR SMARTPHONE ADDICTION IN CHILDREN
PRINCIPLES FOR DIGITAL WELLBEING AND HAPPINESS
PRODUCTIVITY HACKS FOR WORK LIFE BALANCE
MAINTAINING PHYSICAL WELLBEING
SAMPLE DIGITAL DETOX
SMARTPHONE COMPULSION SCORE CALCULATOR
HOW SMART DO YOU FEEL WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE?
We live in exciting times. It is the first time in the history of humanity when a new intelligence exists – not in the brains of varied species, but that resides in our own pockets. It is the first time in history when a piece of technology is defining our friendships and changing the way we work, walk and talk.
But as Thoreau once said: “Men have become the tools of their tools.” Technology, which was supposed to make our lives easier and comfortable, is proving to be the biggest drivers of stress, loneliness, weakened brainpower, and behavioral addiction. We may have all the information at our finger touch, but we are failing to lead a happier life.
In this book, the author uses real-life examples and case studies to identify the various ways technology and Internet have changed our lives leading to the stick-to-the-screen syndrome, or commonly referred to as digital addiction and cyber addiction. The book explores methods for better tech management and principles to build a better structure for a happier and healthier life.
Prof. Raj Raghunathan
Zale Centennial Professor of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, Author of ‘If you're so smart, why aren't you happy?’, visiting professor at ISB Hyderabad
There's more to life than increasing its speed," said Mahatma Gandhi. Ankita Aurora arrives at a similar set of conclusions by exploring the influence that technology has on our happiness and well-being. A must read for anyone plagued by the invasion of digital devices in their lives, which basically means everyone!
Vice President HR at Reliance Jio, Writer, Speaker
I started reading it and couldn’t stop myself. It is captivating. It gives you a blunt reality check, and guides you to be smarter in the world of increasingly smart technology. A must read for better living.
Dr. Samir Parikh
Psychiatrist (Director of Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare), Speaker, Author
A poignant read in modern times which raises the pertinent question 'Are we becoming slaves to the technology we have developed?' The SMART Balance by Ankita Aurora very succinctly points out the flawed ways in which technology has overtaken our lives, compromising health, well-being, relationships, and our own selves in the process. A practically applicable toolkit, this book also points out crucial ways in which we can seek to take back that missing control and bring our lives back into balance!
Jeroninio "JERRY" Almeida
Teacher, Bestselling Author, Inspirational Orator, Leadership Coach, Missionary Entrepreneur and Venture Mentor
Smart phones destroy productivity and focus. The average human attention span is now less than three seconds. Also people have get addicted to their digital gadgets need serious detox plans and diets. Ankita’s book will give you brilliant insights and nuggets for controlling your tech rather than have your tech control you.
Former Indian cricketer
A profound portrait on how the Internet and smartphones affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. The book is an eye-opener in the digital world.
Film Actor & Producer
The book offers a compelling read on how social media has influenced human relationships, self-image and personal validation. Ankita creates a thought provoking explanation for our online behaviors and virtual avatars, something any internet user can identify with. It is a must-read for anyone who has invited the internet into their life without a thought.
Ankita is the founder of Morfosis, a personal development initiative for helping individuals and institutions evolve. She is a renowned behavioral trainer and a nationally recognized keynote speaker. She has been associated with several reputed organizations for helping people and businesses evolve for a happy, fulfilling and purposeful existence.As a leading life coach, she has helped thousands of individuals lead a balanced life with healthy technology habits. Ankita endeavors to raise human consciousness for a better, productive, healthier and happier living.