Indistractable How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Indistractable How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life❮KINDLE❯ ❂ Indistractable How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life Author Nir Eyal – 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 cha You sit to Control eBook ´ 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 uality time with your Indistractable How eBook ð 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 How to Control PDF/EPUB Ã selling author former Stanford lecturer and behavioral design expert Nir How to Control Your Attention ePUB ô 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 How to Control Your Attention ePUB ô not as simple as swearing off our devices Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want   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 techniues to control your time and attention helping you live the life you really want. Let’s get this out of the way up front the guy who literally wrote the book on making addictive tech writing a guide on how to not get distracted by addictive tech is like someone writing a book on the merits of veganism and then writing a follow up called “Eating Yummy Baby Cows and Other Ways to Fill Your Cramhole With the Savory Flesh of Delicious Fluffy Creatures”That said I came into this hoping for a uiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking like exploration of science psychology and data that would inform recommendations; instead I got a uiet light self help tome that occasionally proffers some good ideas timeboxing your schedule in order to for example reserve time to respond to emails rather than responding as they come in turning off notifications on all apps and carving out time specifically for social media as opposed to checking intermittently all day but is generally simplistically repetitive while also forcing the reader to picture the author working hard to put down his phone to make sexy times with his previously eually distracted wife so keep your mental eye bleach handyHelpful? Yeah sort of Could it be condensed down to a much shorter version and make the same points? Like every self help book emphatically yesReally though what really chapped my behind as I worked my way through the book was the fact that there’s a rational case for its existence My god What have we done to ourselves and I include myself very much in the group of people doing it to himselfand yes I realize that didn’t come out right? Why have we packed our lives with so many empty interactions with technology and virtual people that we have to forcibly schedule time in our lives to just sit and think or to talk to other real people and or to just NOT respond to some dopamine inducing ping? I don’t intend this to come off as an old guy “BACK IN MY DAY WE ATE WEASELS FOR BREAKFAST BECAUSE THAT’S ALL WE HAD AND WE LIKED IT AND THEN WE USED EVERY PART OF THOSE DAMN WEASELS FOR SOME USEFUL PURPOSE INCLUDING TURNING THEIR GUTS INTO BOWSTRINGS SO WE COULD HUNT MORE WEASELS FOR FOOD AND BOWSTRINGS AND YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ALL AWFUL SO LET’S IGNORE THEM” kind of screed I really don’t But I am concerned about where we’re going Heck I’m concerned about where we are And I’m really troubled that this book needs to exist and that we have to fight and scrap to make time for things that are truly important in the face of an overwhelming onslaught of digital ephemera that—oh hell yeah You know what that ping means people That’s right there’s a new Candy Crush update I gotta run; you know how it is—stuff to do ACT theory time blocking habit setting digital minimalism There Now you don't need to read it Could have been a blog post Better off reading Atomic Habits Deep Work or The Path of Least Resistance I sometimes when I'm with friends I constantly checking out my phone I know my friends were annoyed HAHAH until I read this book I can call myself 'phubber' meaning phone snubberI loved this book so much It was really incredible I loved that this book is relatable in some kind of ways in my personal lifeI am always being distracted by something I'm so glad I read this book I can apply all the tips in my daily life I really enjoyed the section in this book I'm the type of people who learn by example This author put the section in his book So I started with the section 5 first and then I will go back to section 1 to know about the details in section 5 I think I have discovered some of the root cause why I'm easily get distractedAll the tips are practical and very useful There are also reminders in the book and I have already recommended it to some of my friends Thank you Pansing definitlybooks for sending me a copy of Indistractable in return for an honest review This book will be available at all good bookstores October onwards Too many fillers Go for Digital Minimalism insteadNote to self always be aware of books that have a lot of good reviews before publishing Probably friends fans or people who got the book as a gift We live in a world where distractions exist around every corner and I'll be the first to admit that I sometimes procrastinate It's a timely and pretty important book as the modern age of technology appears to have become like opium to some So what can we do to become productive you ask? Well Stanford Professor Nir Eyal is about to tell us in an understandable conversational way how to get done and there is plenty of technical detail included for those of us who enjoy knowing the ins and outs Of course it heavily focuses on social media given it is one of the habits most of us seem to have that takes our attention away from important issues; I must admit that I rarely use social media as it simply doesn't hold my interest for very long but I can see that this would help those who have let social sites take over their lives and could be applied to other situations easily tooTime is a finite resource and that means we should spend it wisely I liked that Eyal admitted to falling victim to the dreaded time stealing monster himself and shares the solutions that helped him to overcome this Being interested in psychology I particularly appreciated the parts in which he described the psychology behind the forming of habits how to break them and how just being free of them will impact our lives for the better He discusses how to implement the solutions to make use of them in everyday life and I found the book to be extensively researched with case studies throughout to illustrate some of the points he makes He also places bullet point summaries at the end of each chapter to remind us of key points Overall it offers a refreshingly different approach to time management than other books on the subjectIndistractable is a helpful comprehensive guide that should be on the reading list of all of those who wish to spend their time in a better manner Highly recommended Many thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing for an ARC I was an early reader of the book and was fascinated from beginning to end Indistractable is an in depth scientifically underpinned guide on how to take back control of your life and removing distractions that take you away from being present in the moment I loved the the very personal elements for example the superpower story at the beginning and the end which emphasise the arguments in a very gentle and kind way The whole book is very relatable from a professional point of view but eually in your personal life with your kids or partner The practical tips and recap at the end of each chapter are very useful if you want to put the learnings in practice and live without distractions There are some helpful hints and reminders in here that I will be adopting I read a lot of books like this but it's amazing how distractions creep back in and you have to remind yourself to take control of your own time I liked Nir's other book Hooked It is one of my favorite and best productbusiness books ever and also useful for non product people After Hooked taught the whole industry how to build addictive products Nir is now basically selling the cure The first half of Indistractable is ok and there is some good general idea on why you are so easily addicted to your smartphone Facebook etc However I think I was intuitively trying and applying most of them just because of the knowledge I got from HookedThe second half goes into all sort of anecdotes some very cheesy And the last section deals a lot with kids technology addiction I'm uite surprised that after popularizing the Hooked model and even mentioning it at the beginning of this book; the author offers such impractical advice The strategies feel so frail and reuire effort and have substantial friction The anecdotes are borderlines dystopian or from a black mirror episode Not to mention some sound like a one off successI think you can intuitively guess most of the advice in this book or just by googling how to stop tech addiction I sincerely recommend reading his other book thoughInteresting note The author also references an article by Paul Graham which I found very interesting I am reviewing this book because I received a preliminary copy and think it is a vitally important topicHow many stars would I give Indistractable? 1 55 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️How would I summarize the book in one sentence?Live a fulfilling life by becoming aware and controling both the internal and external triggers that constantly bombard meWhat were the most memorable or helpful parts of the book?Changing some of my beliefs such the reframing of my thinking about will power Refuting Ego depletion Although I was aware of some of the studies it really didn’t sink in before Very important and wide ranging applications This has important implications for example in the basic beliefs of the AA program Also the overwhelming data about the improving focus of nurses when they were being constantly distracted and even when initially they resisted methods used to lower their distractibilityThe distraction traction matrix is a very useful way of thinking Similar but different way to model like the urgent important matrix Footnotes were excellent although ironically it made me want to click on them Maybe best if I read them separatelyAll motivation is a desire to escape discomfort is IMHO an extremely important concept 5 StarsAlthough I once reported to the CEO of a major S P 500 company I am retired and almost 3 times the age of the author I am less interested in the company related and parent and children related topics and interested in how these ideas can personably help me learn However I am sure there is a broad audience for the bookI thought that giving the why and underlying structure of distraction was perhaps the most important contribution The individual “tricks” were less important to me than understanding why and how distractions occur and how I can minimize themThe remember this sections get an A I spend far too much time on Apple News mostly saving stories to gmail folders or bookmarks in Chrome but I have a wide range of interests and they cover over 200 publications I do not plan to stop using Apple News but am defiantly being selective and delaying my reading to a later time Also cleaning out my apps is a very good idea And I very much relate to a googleplex of Tabs and did not realize that Pocket has a text to speech featureGetting rid of Notations has been really helpful Before I just took them for grantedThe Hooked book was about how we are being “Hooked” by social media and large corporations This book is about being conscious and aware of what we can do to take back control of our lives Although Hooked is a very highly rated book the new book is my favorite of the two

Indistractable How to Control Your Attention and Choose
  • Hardcover
  • 273 pages
  • Indistractable How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
  • Nir Eyal
  • English
  • 11 July 2016
  • 9781948836531