Stop Scrolling Through Instagram—Read These Books Instead

We get it: The lure of the mindless Instagram scroll is strong, and it can be hard to resist just one tiny peek at your emails, even on the weekend. Oh, and the pull of just that one more episode of Queer Eye? Yeah, no chance.

Somewhere down the line, it's as though our thumbs have become magnetized to our laptops and our eyes glued to our screens—we've reached a whole new level of dependency. But all of this digital noise and is doing terrible things to our health, making us more stressed than ever before. Learning how to switch off has never been more important.

But don't just write us off as showy preachers: It's time for us to walk the walk too. That's why, next weekend, the whole Byrdie team is going cold turkey on the tech as we embark on a 24-hour digital detox. We're unplugging from our screens and reconnecting with ourselves. You really ought to join us.

First, head here to find out how to get involved (it's fairly easy—just step away from that iPhone), but if you're going to go tech-free for an entire day, you're going to need some entertainment. And that's where our old friends, books, come in.

Below, we've selected five of the best mindfulness books to teach you how to quieten the mind. From mindfulness to crystal healing, they should offer up plenty of ideas of how to spend your digital detox. We'll see you on the other side.