Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life


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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.

Title:Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Edition Language:English
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    Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life Reviews

  • Sean Gibson

    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 ...

  • Emma Sea

    ACT theory + time blocking + habit setting + digital minimalism. There. Now you don't need to read it....

  • Jorge David

    Could have been a blog post. Better off reading Atomic Habits, Deep Work or The Path of Least Resistance....

  • Bejinha

    Too many fillers. Go for Digital Minimalism, instead.Note to self: always be aware of books that have a lot of good reviews before publishing. Probably fans, people who got the book as a gift. Or thos...

  • Elvina Zafril

    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 snubber.I loved this book...

  • Lou

    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 ...

  • Charles Roels

    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 distr...

  • Valentin

    I liked Nir's other book, "Hooked." It is one of my favorite and best product/business books ever (and also useful for non-product people). After "Hooked" taught the whole industry how to build addict...

  • Mehrsa

    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 cont...

  • Alan Stout

    I am reviewing this book because I received a preliminary copy and think it is a vitally important topic.How many stars would I give Indistractable? (1-5)5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐...