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Indistractable by Nir Eyal

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Indistractable by Nir EyalIndistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal, Julie Li
on August 6, 2019

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.

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Leann’s Thoughts

One of the most enjoyable and useful books in 2019. With short, focused chapters, it was an easy read yet packed full of helpful tips. I was afraid this book might be preachy and was relieved to feel like Nir Eyal wrote as one of us, ordinary distractable people.
It’s well researched and I like the fact he focuses on paying attention to internal states and triggers. A highly understandable read! This is a great gift for folks who always feel busy or rushed.

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