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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Nir Eyal ยท 288

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Indistractable is a self-help book that explores the impact of technology on our daily lives and provides practical strategies to regain control of our attention and ultimately, our lives. Author Nir Eyal argues that while technology and social media can provide distractions, it's not the source of our problems, but rather our lack of ability to manage them.

Top Takeaways ๐Ÿ‘‡

1. Understanding the triggers that lead to distractions is the first step in avoiding them.
2. Setting clear intentions for how we want to spend our time can help us stay focused.
3. To minimize distractions, create an environment that supports your goals and remove sources of distraction.
4. Use “”time boxing”” to break your day into blocks of focused time and give yourself a specific goal for each one.
5. Learn to recognize and avoid “”time sucks”” like social media or other online distractions.
6. Practice the “”Two-Minute Rule”” and tackle small tasks immediately to reduce stress and increase motivation.
7. Take regular breaks to avoid burnout and refresh your mind.
8. Limit notifications on your devices and turn off distracting sounds and vibrations.
9. Use the Pomodoro technique to break down larger tasks into smaller, manageable parts.
10. Remember that the goal is to build habits that promote focus and productivity, so be patient and persistent in your efforts.

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Description (Excerpt)

You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you’re about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.

What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused? What if you had the power to become “indistractable?”

International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley’s handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing Hooked, Eyal reveals distraction’s Achilles’ heel in his groundbreaking new book.

In Indistractable, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.

Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.