U.S. adults spend an average of 11 hours a day looking at screens. Yet for all the benefits that our smartphones, laptops, and tablets have conferred on us in terms of productivity, connectivity, efficiency, creativity and entertainment, there's something to be said for unplugging sometimes.
Whether or not multitasking creates ADD symptoms in otherwise attentive people is a subject of ongoing debate.
At a minimum, our plugged-in world, filled with noisy and visually cluttered screens, phones, and other devices, is frustrating to many, and especially challenging for those with ADD/ADHD. Here are some tips for tuning in to what's important––and tuning out the rest.