Do you want to increase your attention span? Have you found yourself unable to concentrate on something or follow the flow of a sermon?

The remedy won’t happen on its own. You will need to work at increasing your attention span. Here are some practical things you can do, in no particular order:

  • Put your phone away in church. You don’t need it.
  • Related, bring a physical copy of God’s Word to read from.
  • Block off time for personal worship each day, and stick to it, no matter what. Make sure your phone/computer are put away. You don’t need them for this.
  • Use pen and paper to write things down.
  • Delete TikTok. You don’t need it.
  • Delete Instagram. You don’t need it.
  • No really. You don’t need it.
  • From time to time, have a silent commute to work. I know this sounds scary, but you don’t need to fill every space in life with media.
  • Limit your news consumption. It’s not as helpful as you think.
  • Read a physical book.
  • Avoid multitasking where possible.
  • Learn to actually listen, and not just have opinions and witty responses.
  • Memorize scripture.
  • Memorize catechism.
  • Don’t check your phone in the morning until after you’ve showered and spent time in the Word and prayer.
  • Learn all the verses to a hymn.