There is a reason why your mobile phone is so hard to leave alone, and it starts in your brain.
When we do something good for our wellbeing our brain rewards us by releasing a chemical called dopamine. This causes the contented, happy feeling you get when something goes right. Like when you get a good result at school or work, or when you have a laugh with friends.
Our phones are full of things just waiting for our brain to reward us. Photos of food we like to eat, music we like to listen to, game achievements and reactions from people we love.
The best way to stop using your phone while driving is to train your brain to respond differently when you feel tempted.
We need to remind ourselves that it’s more important we get home safely than it is to get likes on social media. We need a plan to stay focused and drive in the moment.