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More time. More done. Less stress. Our digital world is exciting, fast-moving and offers us so many benefits and opportunities. But it’s also stressing us out, making us sick and slowly depriving us of quality time and some basic skills. Discover the truth about how our digital habits are literally changing our brain and find out how to escape The Distraction Trap. ● Rediscover the joy of having a proper conversation. ● Revive the lost art of concentration ● Reclaim the hours of your day lost to checking your inbox, updating your status and reading the latest tweets. ● Feel free, happy and content as you begin to release the grip your phone has on your life. ● Learn to switch off and feel your stress begin to melt away as your energy levels soar. ● Discover the pleasure of finishing something you’ve started and losing yourself in the moment.

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About the Author Remember when your life wasn’t ruled by your inbox, and Facebook and Twitter had never even been heard of? Frances Booth does. And whilst she recognises and enjoys all the benefits of living in the the digital age, she wants to help us all rediscover the simple pleasures of a life free from digital distractions. Whilst working for over eight years as a journalist for The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, Frances experienced first-hand the shift from print to web to digital. She realised huge changes were happening in society, and started to study the impact. Everywhere she went – on trains, on buses, in the street – she noticed people staring down at a handheld screen, missing the world going by. Addiction to digital devices was soaring. Distraction was rife, and focus and productivity were at an all time low. She knew it was time to act. That’s why she wrote The Distraction Trap and now provides consultancy for individuals and businesses around the world who want to lessen or eliminate the impact that digital distraction is having on their business, employees and their lives. She is fast becoming a sought-after and leading spokesperson on this fascinating, very 21st Century problem, and is a leading voice in the campaign to rediscover and recover the essential skills that the digital age may be robbing us of.

Do you feel you have to be constantly connected? Do you put pressure on yourself to ‘keep up’ across multiple digital platforms – checking email, texting, and posting Tweets and status updates all the time? This is the pattern many of us have adopted in our digital lives. But living like this is exhausting. And there’s no time left to think. The Distraction Trap will help you step back for a moment. It will enable you to make conscious choices about how you use technology, and show you how to focus as the digital storm rages on. By using smart tips and methods, you’ll learn to avoid distractions and place your full attention where it matters. You’ll feel less stressed, be much more productive, and that frazzled feeling of digital overload will be gone.

Frances Booth


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The Distraction Trap: Free eChapter  

Discover the truth about how our digital habits are literally changing our brain and find out how to escape The Distraction Trap.

The Distraction Trap: Free eChapter  

Discover the truth about how our digital habits are literally changing our brain and find out how to escape The Distraction Trap.

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