Dear Digital,

We need to talk...


If you want to put an end to constantly feeling stressed, overwhelmed and distracted the best place to start is…with a good old-fashioned book. Dear Digital…We Need to Talk in fact!

Dominate your digital distractions and stop screens from adding to your stress.

Learn brain-based strategies to tame your toxic tech-habits and thrive in the digital world. And no, don’t worry.
You don’t need to cancel your Netflix subscription or take Slack off your phone.

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Learn how to use technology in ways that are aligned to your neurobiology (how your brain and body are designed to work)

It’s no surprise that you’re more stressed, exhausted and distracted than ever before.

Your tech habits are, in part, to blame.

Despite technology being touted as the silver bullet that was supposed to make our lives more efficient and give us back time, that hasn’t eventuated. We’re being bombarded with digital distractions. We’re facing a constant sensory onslaught every day- alerts, notifications, pings and dings have become the soundtrack of our days. We’re processing more information than ever before (estimates suggest adults consume around 70BG worth of data each day and that adults will spend an average of 17 years of their lives on their phones).


We're tethered to technology, both personally and professionally and it's having a huge impact on our wellbing and capacity to focus.

In my latest book Dear Digital... We Need to Talk

I explain why our digital behaviours are leaving many of us OUSTED:

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Techno-stress is a real phenomenon and if left unresolved this techno-stress will lead many of us to digital burnout.

There are two main reasons why so many of us feel OUSTED, as explained in Dear Digital, We Need to Talk:


Our digital habits have

introduced a range of micro stressors to our days.

Alerts, notifications and reminders, multi-tasking, video calls and working for long stretches may seem benign, but they’re not. These micro-stressors are accumulating and as humans we’re not designed to cope with long bursts of stress. Nor are we biologically designed to cope with constant stressors. Yet this is how many of us now spend our days.


Our digital habits have

eroded some of the biological buffers that were once naturally baked into our days that helped us to manage stress

Physical movement, sleep, exposure to sunlight, our vision, human connection and even the way we breathe have all been radically altered by our digital habits.

It's time for a new operating system...

We’re at an exciting juncture in time. As we redefine new ways of working, we can use this as a catalyst to find work practices and digital behaviours that are aligned with our neurobiology- our brains and bodies, or what I refer to as our Human Operating System (our hOS).

In my book Dear Digital, We Need to Talk I share realistic, research-based strategies to tame our toxic tech habits without suggesting that you need to cancel your Netflix subscription, go ‘laptopless’, or go on a #digitaldetox. 

I share a menu of micro-habits you can easily apply to your digital habits both personally and professionally. Learn guilt-free, brain-based tactics to help you to use technology in ways that are congruent with your biological blueprint.

This is a book that will help you to thrive in the digital world.

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What You'll Learn

Dear Digital, We Need to Talk will arm you with a
menu of mirco-habits that will help you to:


Tame your toxic tech-habits (so you can take back control of your time)


Optimise your workspace, so you be productive @ work or @ home


Fortify your focus by eradicating
digital distractions


Boost your productivity by work with rather than against your neurobiology


Enhance your performance with science-backed strategies


Beat stress and burnout by using tech in ways that support your brain & body


For example you'll learn:

Why learning to work with your biological markers like your chronotype and ultradian rhythm will help you become more productive.

Why it’s biologically challenging for us to work for long hours in front of a screen (and easy micro-habits to tackle this).

The science behind why you’re experiencing Zoom-fatigue, digital eye strain and digital dementia (and micro-habits to boost your digital wellbeing).

What people are saying about the book

“I’m fortunate to have time traveled from the pre to the post digital era during the course of my career. So I am grateful for the benefits digital technology has delivered in making us more aware, educated and connected humans. I despair in equal measure at the harm to our physical and mental health, stemming from the catalogue of digital ills Kristy so accurately describes. From the gentile world of paper memos in physical in-trays to one of incessant digital stimuli, Kristy illustrates how out-of-control we have become and then shows us the way out. Kristy’s work stands out as the perfect blend of art and science - solidly evidence-based and masterfully relatable. She patiently takes the reader through the ‘why’ of our habits and behaviours before sharing ‘how’ to adapt. Don’t put this book on your holiday reading pile; read it now and start living a higher resolution life.”

Katherine Milesi | Strategic Advisor | Deloitte Asia Pacific

“Finally a pragmatic book that helps you take back control of those wayward tech habits, and help knowledge workers thrive in a world of digital distractions.”

Dominic Price | Work Futurist at Atlassian and TED Speaker

“‘Dear Digital’ is a really practical guide to empowering yourself to use technology in a mindful and intentional way.

It’s full of science-backed tips you can put in place today to make technology work for you.”

Sophie Scott | Adjunct Associate Professor University of Notre Dame | Author | Speaker

“Dr Kristy has written a fabulous book that we all need as we navigate living, working and parenting in this digital age. She weaves the science with a good dose of common sense and humour and most importantly, she gives doable strategies that can tame technology.”

Maggie Dent  | Best-selling parenting author, educator and host of ABC's Parental as Anything podcast

In this engaging book Kristy expertly describes how our tech habits are impacting physical health, mental wellbeing and productivity. She shares the latest psychology behind how our digital behaviours can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed and distracted. 

Kristy empowers readers with realistic, research-based micro-habits that support rather than stifle optimal performance and wellbeing.”

Andrew May | speaker, author, podcast host of Performance Intelligence, Strive Stronger founder

If you're wondering if this book is for you...

This book is designed for anyone who uses digital devices in their personal and/or professional life.


If you’re tired of being stressed, overwhelmed or distracted, this book will arm you with practical habits.

This book is for you if:

  • You want to stop feeling so exhausted and stressed.
  • You’re feeling digitally overloaded…. all.the.time.
  • You want to stop digital distractions from denting your productivity.
  • You want to create some digital guardrails, to stop your devices from creeping into every crevice of your life.
  • You experience Zoom-fatigue, calendar creep, or are contemplating declaring email bankruptcy.

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About the Author

Having personally experienced how our always-on digital culture is compromising people’s wellbeing and is counter to optimal and sustainable performance, award-winning researcher and speaker Dr Kristy Goodwin is on a mission to promote employee wellbeing and bolster workplace productivity in an always-on digital world.

As one of Australia’s digital wellbeing and productivity experts, she shares practical brain-based hacks to tame tech habits and the latest evidence-based strategies to decode the neurobiology of peak performance in the technological era.

Senior business leaders and HR executives from the country’s top organisations engage Dr Kristy to help them promote employee digital wellbeing and performance. Her roster of clients includes Apple, AMP, Ernst and Young, Qantas, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Queensland, Challenger, Westpac, DLA Piper,Westpac, McDonald’s, Westfield, Randstad, the Reserve Bank of Australia, State Street, National Broadband Network and Foxtel.

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Want to hear it directly from the author?

Kristy is available for speaking engagements