Statistics show that 100% of people between 18 and 29 years old do it. You probably even do it! If I had to place a bet, I’d bet that you do it multiple times per day…
It’s called texting.
And while it’s convenient and fun, it turns out it also negatively affect your brain, including how you think.
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So, here’s the problem.
There’s no such thing as multitasking.
Each time you stop what you’re doing to read or send a text, it takes your concentration away from what you were doing. This constant back-and-forth results in scrambled thinking and brain fog.
So, how do you keep the texting to a minimum? Create no-phone zones in your house and/or times when you will ignore your phone. Try to not do more than one thing at once. If you’re cooking dinner, don’t pick up your phone in between stirs. Instead, wait until you get a break to check your texts. If you don’t think you can ignore your phone, turn it on silent.
Keep your brain sharp by condensing your texting into blocks of time and avoiding texting while you’re doing other activities. It’s better for you — and your brain. Texting is here to stay, so it’s important that we each make sure we’re using it responsibly.
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