We can ‘train our brains’ to increase attention spans

In an age where we are constantly bombarded by notifications, it can be difficult to focus on one task. In addition, chronic sleep deficiency and a reliance on caffeine are making the problem worse. Thankfully, scientists have come up with ways to ignore these distractions. For tedious tasks, we can ‘reward’ ourselves by committing to one thing for five minutes, while we should also switch off mobile phones and consider white noise devices to block out exterior influences