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Indistractable

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Nir Eyal

Many critics blame technology for distracting us, yet, it's not taking over our minds and destroying us. For a more comprehensive grasp of distraction, delve deeper and explore its psychology. When you recognize how distraction happens, you can take action to prevent it. Here are some hacks that will help you become indistractable, whether it's a rearrangement of your desktop, giving up Facebook, or making pacts with yourself. Give yourself 10 minutes to avoid distractions. Have you ever glanced at your messages during a red light and realized you were halfway through a message as green lights appeared? Maybe you found yourself checking your Instagram feed briefly before you realized you were late for work. These distractions can seem harmless, but they divert your attention from more productive activities. The "ten-minute rule" comes into play here. Tell yourself that you may give in after ten minutes if you are attracted by Twitter or your smartphone. You might not even notice it when the time is up since your focus will be on the task at hand.

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What's it about?

Throughout the book, Nir Eyal focuses on distraction, a common issue in today's world. Unfortunately, people often attribute it to modern technology, but Eyal argues that even though apps and smartphones can make meaningful work challenging, the problem does not originate from them. If so, what is the underlying reason? Eyal presents an approach that explains why distraction occurs and how to deal with it.

Book summary

Many critics blame technology for distracting us, yet, it's not taking over our minds and destroying us. For a more comprehensive grasp of distraction, delve deeper and explore its psychology. When you recognize how distraction happens, you can take action to prevent it. Here are some hacks that will help you become indistractable, whether it's a rearrangement of your desktop, giving up Facebook, or making pacts with yourself. Give yourself 10 minutes to avoid distractions. Have you ever glanced at your messages during a red light and realized you were halfway through a message as green lights appeared? Maybe you found yourself checking your Instagram feed briefly before you realized you were late for work. These distractions can seem harmless, but they divert your attention from more productive activities. The "ten-minute rule" comes into play here. Tell yourself that you may give in after ten minutes if you are attracted by Twitter or your smartphone. You might not even notice it when the time is up since your focus will be on the task at hand.

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Analyze your internal triggers so that you can take control of them.

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Spend time with yourself, your family, and your job every week.

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Maintain your focus by minimizing checking emails and reducing distractions at work.

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Hacking back messages, meetings, timelines, and clunky home pages is possible.

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If we want to have indistractable kids, we should figure out what causes them to become distracted.

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