About two years ago, some participants in my Science of Willpower course started to name “technology addiction” as their main willpower challenge. It’s only accelerated since then, as we’ve fallen more fully in love with our devices.
Last week I stopped by the Toronto studios of the CBC to give the following 3-min advice about how to gain more willpower over the siren songs of your cellphone, Angry Birds, Facebook, or whatever tech-drug has you never satisfied but always seeking.
You can also listen to the full radio interview I did with Spark host Nora Young here. Or check out two articles on this topic from the New York Times, which includes my comments as well as other experts and leaders in the tech world: The Workplace Benefits of Being Out of Touch and Silicon Valley Worries About Addiction to Devices