In addition to the chronic fight for my attention from external sources, I’m just as guilty of having way too many tabs open in my browser, regardless of which device I’m using.
Typically, I think it stems from thinking about something, opening a tab to look into it, or perhaps to remind myself of it later. Only instead of then addressing it, I forget about it, and forget why I even wanted to do so. I notice a change when I have fewer tabs open, or heck, fewer programs open. It’s hard to reclaim your attention when your tools are too good at all running simultaneously.
At least in terms of my browsing habits, LifeHacker suggests I limit myself to no more than nine open tabs. My browser may not be slow, but I sure am.