This is one of the most effective tools for safeguarding your attention.
A few practical examples:
- Allocate one hour in the morning for emails.
- Leave your phone on do not disturb and answer text messages in batches throughout the day.
- Check the news once per day maximum, and turn off your notifications.
Same goes for social media.
I have a friend who literally deletes Instagram and reinstalls it every single day.
Install, scroll, post, delete.
It works for her, and keeps things in a healthy balance.
Batch technology to take back control of your life. Either you decide what you do with your time, or others choose for you.