We’re pretty much hooked on our phones, but that’s just a fact of modern life, right? It doesn’t have to be that way. After all, like tequila and Netflix, too much of it can make us feel out of sorts, addled and pretty cranky (ever felt perfectly happy with your life, until you saw someone else’s latest post?). In Sophia Rose’s funny and informative booklet, Technological Hygiene: A Wise Guide to Connection in the Digital Age, the popular Instagram herbalist and folk healer details how to recognize and manage (not completely eradicate) your tech addiction.
Based in Austin, Texas and Joshua Tree, California, Rose spends her life basically trying to create a more fulfilling existence for herself and the rest of us. Rose’s well-researched and compassionate guide (yes, even spiritual types like her can be digitally dependent) inspired us to be more mindful of our constant tech usage. Here are 9 takeaways from Rose that we’ve tried, and you can too (even if you’re reading this on your iPhone RN).