In “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy,” artist and writer Jenny Odell provides a timely antidote to our hyper-connected world. Offering sage advice on how to detox from constant online stimulation, Odell shows us how to find peace and focus in an increasingly noisy society. From learning how to take breaks from email, social media, and phone notifications; disconnecting entirely for short periods of time; creating “quiet zones” at home or work; and developing new habits that promote mindfulness, this book offers powerful techniques for anyone seeking refuge from today’s overwhelming noise pollution.” I am halfway through this book and it is so good! It has already given me some.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated by the notifications, demands and distractions of our always-on digital age. It offers strategies for disconnecting from technology periodically, finding peace and focus, and developing a more mindful approach to living.
- Odell offers sage advice on how to detox from constant online stimulation
- The book offers powerful techniques for anyone seeking refuge from today’s overwhelming noise pollution.
- This book is so good!
- The first half of the book is a little slow
- Some of the advice is common sense
- The last chapter feels like it’s from a different, more New Agey author
Learn more about the author
Jenny Odell is an artist and writer who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts, where she studied painting and printmaking. In addition to teaching art at a community college, she has also worked as a graphic designer for over fifteen years.
“This book is a MUST READ for anyone who wants to learn how to live a more peaceful and productive life! It is full of helpful tips on how to reduce stress, focus better, and find time for yourself in our busy world. I would highly recommend it!”
“This book is a MUST read for everyone. It has given me so much insight on how to live a more fulfilling life without the constant distractions of technology.”
“This book is a treasure trove of practical advice and spiritual wisdom, showing us how to find the peace and focus we need in our noisy world. Highly recommended!”
“This book is a must-read for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the constant noise of modern life. It’s full of practical advice on how to find peace and focus in an increasingly noisy world.”