3 SIMPLE WAYS TO RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN
1 GO OFFLINE FOR 30 MINUTES A DAY Or longer, if possible. Decide on a period every day when you’re offline. The point is to be in control of your phone, rather than have it control you.
2 TURN OFF ‘PINGS’ Choose set times to look at messages and, whenever possible, turn off the ‘pings’ on your phone that alert you to their arrival, each time activating the feel-good chemical dopamine in your brain – it’s also addictive.
3 LEARN HOW TO LEARN AGAIN
You must expend effort to learn, and that won’t happen if you skim through something online. Write it down, say it aloud or explain it to a friend. It’s only when you repeat it that the info becomes encoded deeply enough for you to retain it.