Are you addicted to your smartphone?

 

Ever feel like digital devices are taking over your life? Whether it’s endless emails, nightly Netflix binges, or secret social media stalking, take the quiz to discover if you’re addicted to always being online.

Ready for a little digital detox?

 

Join the free #TechTimeout Challenge and discover how to successfully ditch your devices using the only 30 day digital detox plan created specifically for busy women.

Marisha Pink – The Digital Diet Coach

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I’m Marisha.

A Certified Digital Wellness Coach, empowering women to take control of their time and live with intention in an age of digital distraction. Whether it’s boredom-induced web browsing, senseless social media scrolling, or a commitment to cracking the latest level on Candy Crush, we spend so much time online that we’re not living our best lives offline. Instead of going after our goals, spending quality time with people who matter to us, and doing activities that bring us joy, we’re answering endless emails, doomscrolling news sites, and religiously following the picture-perfect Instagram lives of people we don’t know… only to be left feeling like we’re not enough or we’re not doing enough. We’ve become slaves to our smartphones, but it doesn’t have to be this way…

Here at The Digital Diet Coach, I help women build healthier digital habits to better balance the technology in their lives and take back control of their time. I can help you tune out the noise and tune into yourself to discover your purpose, rediscover your passions, and design the life you desire.

Are you ready to #liveyourbestlife, in real life?

Stop me if this sounds familiar…

Device distress

You want to put down your phone, but you can’t – it feels like you’re addicted to it. It’s the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you use at night (sometimes you sneak a peek in the middle of the night too). The notifications are never-ending but even without them you find yourself checking your phone just in case you missed something. You always need your phone for something, whether it’s checking emails, using Google Maps to find your way, or watching that hilarious cat video your friend shared on TikTok. You use it while driving (naughty), at the dinner table with friends (not cool), and can’t even stand in line at Starbucks without fiddling with it. Your phone is practically an extra limb and you don’t know how to live without it.

Social slavery

You went on social media for 10 mins, but suddenly it’s 2 hrs later. Everyone you follow seems to be working out at 5am, brunching with friends, travelling every month, and working on a side hustle, which makes you feel both inspired and inadequate because you’re clearly not as skinny/popular/successful as you’re supposed to be. You post smiley selfies anyway and revel in the temporary high of seeing fire emojis flood in from your 400 followers. But you still feel lonely and low, and you can’t call any of those flame throwers for an actual conversation because they’re not real friends. You decide to take a break from social media and start feeling better about yourself. That is, until you find yourself dining at the hottest restaurant in town. After all, if you don’t post it on Instagram, did it even happen?

Multitasking mess

You have two eyes, ears, and hands, but somehow you manage to use five devices at the same time. You join Zoom calls on your laptop (on mute, camera off, obviously), with the TV blaring in the background, while scanning the news on your tablet, making weekend plans with friends on your phone, and checking your smartwatch to see how many steps you’ve taken today. You’re always jumping from one task to another, constantly busy but not always productive. You want to be more focused, but you find it hard to concentrate for any real length of time, and often end up working late or at weekends just to keep up. You never reach inbox zero and for every ten tasks you tick off your to-do list, twenty more seem to appear. Quite frankly, it’s exhausting and a little overwhelming.

How can I help you?

Free Digital Detox Plan

Take the #TechTimeout Challenge – the only 30-day digital detox plan created specifically for busy women. Ditch all your devices once a day for 30 consecutive days to complete simple offline activities designed to help you reconnect to yourself, revive your relationships, and discover new passions instead. It’s all planned out for you – simply download your free guide to get started.

Listen to the podcast

Each week on The Digital Diet podcast, I explore how modern technology is affecting our everyday lives. I share practical advice to help you minimise digital distractions, create healthier digital habits, and achieve a tech-life balance that prioritises your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Listen to a new episode every Tuesday on Apple, Spotify, and all major audio platforms.

Work with me

Looking for something a little more hands on? I offer live group coaching programmes focused on digital wellness and life design, as well as regular workshops and digital detox retreats. With coaching programmes and workshops delivered virtually via Zoom, and retreats hosted around the globe, you can join in no matter where you are in the world.

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Get Unplugged

Unplugged is a short weekly newsletter designed to help you put the focus back on yourself, your wellbeing, and your life offline. I share a question or prompt to reflect on, a digital wellness challenge to try in your own life, the cliff notes for any advice, tips, or tech-life hacks discussed on my podcast, and info about upcoming coaching programmes and events.

You can unsubscribe at any time and I'll never send you spam – ever.
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Join the community

The Digital Diet Lounge is a private virtual community where you can connect with like-minded women over all things digital wellness. Meet new friends, ask questions, share inspiration or ideas, and discover meet-ups happening near you in real life. Hosted on Geneva, it’s free to join and there are no ads, bots, or fake profiles – #digitalbliss

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Read the blog

I share my thoughts on all things digital wellness and life design via The Digital Diet Coach blog. I also break down the latest behavioural psychology and neuroscience research so you can use the findings to fuel your own personal development. Everything is written to encourage reflection and inspire action.

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