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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal – Book Review

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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Nir Eyal

3/5

Business, Personal Development

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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Nir Eyal

3/5

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”

Synopsis

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 and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become “indistractable”? International best-selling 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. Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals: Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture – and how to fix it What really drives human behavior and why “time management is pain management” Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world Empowering and optimistic, Indistractable provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention – helping you live the life you really want.

Review

While I preferred the applicational approach in Atomic Habits, Indistractable was transferable into my work life, so I got a lot from this. Nevertheless, there’s something in here for everyone, and it’s still worth the time to read!

There was a lot of focus on family and work-life balance, avoiding modern-day distractions like notifications on your phone. A lot of common sense, for example, if you don’t want to be distracted by your social media notifications, turn them off. Um, yep…okay. Got it.

I loved Nir Eyal’s book called Hooked, which was all about how tech companies design apps with psychology in mind to get the userbase hooked. I feel like knowing how they hook you helps you break the habits of being distracted by tech, more so than Indistractable. Hooked tells you how to hook people and keep them distracted, while Indistractable gives you tips not to be hooked. Hah!

If you’re on a tight time budget, I would probably skip this one and read Hooked by Nir Eyal and Atomic Habits by James Clear. That said, Indistractable is still worth a read!

Best,

Ashley

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