By now it should be no surprise to people who use devices: they’re designed to attract and keep our attention. With this dopamine-driven behavior and reward loop, the odds are stacked against us.

You can influence how much your devices influence you. Being aware of what’s going on is a good first step.

You can then consider:

  • Turning your screen into black and white. This can minimize how stimulating and attention-grabbing a device is, meaning you’re less likely to be drawn to or distracted by it.