Concentration or self-mastery is simply a skill to improve, like any other. Meditation is a technique to do so.
Schema described the unfocused process gradually betting consciously aligned
Guided meditation on technology
lower stress from unreliable tools and necesary infrastructure
key concepts to convey
disentangling self versus tools
connectivity can be unreliable
battery always run out
tools are fallible
gadgets are not tools
attention can be yours to reclaim
tools remain optional
care for self and others before care for tools
becoming mindful of how they make you feel
there is perfection despite the slickness
Turn off your phone. Actually turn it off. Put it to charge in another room, out of reach then come back. Find a comfortable position to sit down. Close your eyes and listen to the sound of your breath. Consider your self in your position. Adjust your legs and arms until you are comfortable. Listen to the sound of your breath as you take longer and deeper inhalation and exhalation. Think about how it feels to be you, just you, without your mobile phone. Appreciate the lack of vibration in your pocket. Appreciate the lack of noise coming from its speaker. You can see outline of your device as it fades away, slowly. All the concerns from it are not yours for now. All the messages you expect will be there later for you to consider. For now, it is not with you. You are not with it. It is not you. You are not it. A device is just that, a tool for you to use whenever you find it convenient. The device can be an extension of your self if you want to. It does not have to be so at all time. You can decide when to use your devices. You can device when to put them down. Your devices are imperfect tools. They can be beautiful. They can slick. Yet they are imperfect tools for your own usage. Their lack of perfection does not shape your self. An imperfect connectivity does not make you think less but rather creates an opportunity to step back. Unreliable connectivity provides you the chance to consider what you are doing right here, right now. What brought you here, what are you truly looking for. No device can help you find that out. As you slowly and deeply breath you reconsider your relationship to your tools. As you exhale you consider all the imperfections without letting them affect you. As you inhale you consider all the opportunities these moments create. You slowly open your eyes knowing that you do not have to go back to your phone unless you want to, on your terms.
PS: consider agency and potentially the different relationship from the ability to build tech devices, e.g software development, understanding of FLOSS, open hardware, etc.
~min11 "You need to be able to notice the spikes in dopamine to be able to notice information [...] with a loud brain all the time you are not allowed to see the subtle signals, don't come with a quiet cellphone at a loud party [...] The ability to have these insights very much comes to this ability to quiet down your overall mental activity at anytime. Those people with a strong cognitive control have a lot more insights."
~min46 "develop the capacity to control your attention"