Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

Mindful Tech book coverIn Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives, David Levy offers a guide to being more relaxed, attentive, and emotionally balanced, and thus more effective, while online. In a series of exercises designed to help readers observe and reflect on their own use, David has readers watch themselves closely while emailing and while multitasking, and also experiment with unplugging for a specified period. Never prescriptive, the book opens up new avenues for self-inquiry and will allow readers — in the workplace, in the classroom, and in the privacy of their homes — to make meaningful and powerful changes.

Endorsements & Press

“The debate concerning the pros and cons of our new digital life is intense and books on the topic are plentiful. David Levy offers a very different and unique approach to these issues, one that reveals a profound respect for human freedom and inspires an ethical inquiry as to how we consciously choose to live our lives. This is a masterful book.” — Arthur Zajonc, Mind & Life Institute

Recent press includes:

  • The Times Higher Education Supplement, “Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives,” by John Gilbey. April 14, 2016.
  • The New Yorker, “The Useless Agony of Going Offline,” by Matthew J. X. Malady. January 27, 2016.
  • Seattle Times, “Professor: Technology stressing you out? Try meditative practices,” by Jerry Large. January 27, 2016.
  • The New York Times, “Don’t Distract Me,” by Molly Young. January 26, 2016.
  • Psychology Today, “Devices to Manage Our Devices,” by Glenn C. Altschuler, PhD. January 20, 2016.
  • Tricycle, “Mindful Tech: Learn the benefits of breathing through your inbox,” by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe. January 12, 2016.

Observing Yourself While You're Online: The Cellphone Observation

Want to get a feeling for the exercises in Mindful Tech? Try the Cellphone Observation, which can be found here.

Supplementary Materials

More information about Mindful Tech is available here.