What are you willing to lose for a connected life? My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open explores the cost that our digital life inflicts on our offline existence, and offers a toolkit to anyone who has lost their way.

With our online and offline worlds inextricably linked, strange new social norms and harmful habits are warping the very fabric of our daily lives. Through client confessions and eye-opening research, Tanya investigates our tech-versus-life experiences, unravels their surprising and devastating consequences, and tells us how to do better.


“Alarming, informative and galvanising. ” The Telegraph

Whether you are dealing with a partner who is mindlessly scrolling rather than listening to you (phubbing), flooding social media with your child’s image (sharenting), or panicking whenever you misplace your phone (nomophobia), learn how to recognise and label dependent behaviours – both of yourself and others – and find actionable answers in this book.

Complete with diagnostic guides to tell-tale signs and a manifesto for improved digital citizenship, this habit-improving bible offers the conversation-starting vocabulary we so desperately need to understand and untangle our relationship with technology for a more humane world.

“Learn how to recognise and label dependent behaviours – both of yourself and others – and find actionable answers.”


  • Doomscrolling – endlessly consuming doom-and-gloom news, a habit perpetuated by attention-seeking algorithms that triggers anxiety and depression

  • Comparison Culture – 52% of teens feel less confident because of feeling inadequate when comparing their social media profiles with other people’s

  • Vampire Shoppers – dead-of-night, sleepless shoppers who spend a third more than daytime shoppers, and range from nocturnal gamers to exhausted parents

  • Digital Legacies– before the end of the century there could be 4.9 billion deceased internet users, yet only 7% of us want our online profiles maintained after death

  • Cyberchondria – Dr Google is causing a wave of misdiagnoses from anxious searchers, with 35% of all US adults among this number

  • And many more inside ‘My Brain has Too Many Tabs Open’…



Practical solutions and descriptions of situations we all struggle with daily will help you untangle your relationship with tech and put you back in control, not your phone or the social media platform. Take back control now.

“Tanya Goodin is a digital detox campaigner and agony aunt sounding the alarm on digital lifestyle issues we wrestle with daily”.


Tanya has written other two books on our relationship with technology: ‘Off: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life’ is a pocket-sized guide for all ages on switching off and enjoying a more balanced relationship with tech. ‘Stop Staring at Screens’ is a practical handbook for families to read together to find ways of living happily with screens at home.

Stop Staring at Screens!

“Perhaps the best compliment I can pay this is that as soon as I started reading this, my 13-year-old son started looking over my shoulder, and in short order said, “I want to read this as soon as you’re done. And I want to do this.”

OFF: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life

“She presents simple ideas alongside practical suggestions for how to implement them – leaving you inspired and motivated by the end.”

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