How to combat technology overload

"The internet and other technology keeps us on insanely high alert, ultimately producing an effect where we attend to everything and we attend to nothing (deeply)," L.L. Barkat writes in a post that discusses overload's physiological effects and suggests ways of curbing the beast: "When you let yourself get carried away by the high-alert cycle and give in to its constant interruptions … it takes you about twenty-five minutes to fully return to your original project."