The impulse to switch back and forth between tabs and devices can make it hard to actually finish reading a long article online. There's also evidence that this habit affects your ability to remember material you’ve read and think critically about it. Here are specific steps you can take to help yourself focus. Full article:
  1. Treat your attention like money: Spend it wisely
  2. Strip all distractions out of your environment
  3. Treat the most difficult tasks with special respect
  4. Don't try to multitask
  5. Get enough sleep — and take naps
  6. Take breaks — by doing things that engage you
  7. Try meditation