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Meditation applications and guided meditations

A good way to approach the subject easily is to draw from the catalog of meditation applications. Among the (very numerous) offerings of these, I have spotted a few that propose a program on digital mindfulness.

Other meditations are on the Insight Timer application and on the web :


Here is a selection of books that could help you on your way 

First of all a practical book, a manual, very concrete and efficient

Disconnect if you dare – Digital Detox & more hours of life: Digital Detox & more hours of life

Then, if you want to go deeper into the subject, and understand what are the mechanisms that shape the digital interfaces and make us so dependent, I recommend these excellent books based on scientific approaches


Finally, for a more Buddhist approach to the question, you can consult 

Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks


Here are two very good ones (each consisting of several episodes) : 


There are also some very good websites with lots of useful resources (again, in English), including :

Documentary films

If you haven’t seen it yet, run (mindfully) to watch the Social Dilemma, a Netflix documentary about what technology is doing to our brains.

Other advices

Turn Off Notifications

Red is a trigger color that instantly draws our attention. Reclaim your time by turning off notifications.


  • Go to Settings > Notifications, or swipe left on any incoming notification and hit Manage > Turn Off

Remove Toxic Apps

Remove apps that profit off of addiction, distraction, outrage, polarization, and misinformation.

  • ‍Remove Facebook → Message friends with Signal
  • Remove TikTok → Send video messages by direct text or with Marco Polo
  • Remove Snapchat → Get creative in Text instead‍
  • Remove Instagram → Use VSCO for photography

Be Compassionate

Social media profits off hate and anger because it generates more engagement. Let’s fight back with compassion.

  • ‍Pause → Remember there’s a real person behind the screen: Don’t be so quick to unfollow or publicly argue with someone who posts something you disagree with‍
  • Be compassionate → Try a private message to ask why they feel that way, with genuine curiosity and a desire to understand