Yes, I'm a dopamine junkie!
Research shows that smart phone usage changes our brains for the worse. It makes our brains shrink – literally. Why do we keep doing it? It’s an addiction. How can we change this? Define certain times of the day or certain situations when you disconnect. Use a when-then-connection to make this easier. If you just tell yourself that you will use your phone less, it’s not going to happen. When in a meeting… When working on an important task… When I spend time with my kids… Your brain will thank you for it. Below see a picture of a brain that is shrinking due to heavy multimedia multitasking. Picture courtesy: Loh KK, Kanai R (2014)