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Strategies for becoming less distracted and improving focus | Nir Eyal (author of Indistractable and Hooked)

Dec 29, 2023
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Nir Eyal, author of two bestselling books, discusses strategies for becoming less distracted and improving focus. Topics covered include the difference between distraction and 'traction,' the 10-minute rule to stay focused, the problem with to-do lists, creating a timebox schedule, and developing a high-agency mindset. Advice is also given for leaders on helping employees improve focus in the workplace.
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Quick takeaways

  • Identifying and addressing internal triggers is crucial to overcoming distraction and staying focused.
  • Creating a time-boxed schedule based on personal values helps prioritize important tasks and aligns intentions with actions.

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Mastering Internal Triggers

The key to overcoming distraction is to understand and address the internal triggers that prompt us to seek escape or avoid discomfort. By identifying and acknowledging these triggers, such as boredom, anxiety, or fatigue, we can prepare ourselves with tools like the 10-minute rule or surfing the urge. This empowers us to recognize that these triggers are just feelings and that we can exert control over them.

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