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.
Kelly McGonigal is a psychologist at Stanford University. Her latest book, which is full of strategies for behavior change, is The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It.