Watch as we discuss the book, indistractable by Nir Eyal

November 2020 meeting discussing indistractable by Nir Eyal.

The book starts by talks about identifying and overcoming what triggers us internally. From managing pain, to figuring out why you want to be distracted, and determining what your triggers are.

The next part of the book goes into putting value on your time. This includes making sure that you control how you spend your time and where you spend your time. A very effective way to do this is with time blocking. This is when you block off time on your calendar for specific activities- checking email, working on projects, cooking, etc. You also need to make sure that you build in time for important relationships like your family, work, et cetera.

Next, indistractable goes into how to manage external triggers. These can be things like email, chat groups on your phone, having too many meetings that go on for too long, and too many apps. The author gives suggestions for how to make your computer desktop less distracting, how to make your phone less distracting, and even how to manage the feeds on your social media to be less distracting.

The author then describes ways to help you stick with your goals. One way is to use precommitments. If you commit to something, then you are more likely to follow through with it. Another way that you can make commitments is put a price on it. An example would go like this- if I can’t hit X goal by Y date, it will cost me $100.

In your business or workplace, things being very disruptive and distractible is a sign of a dysfunctional company culture.

The techniques in the book can also be used children and your family to make sure that they are also indistractable.

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Learn more about the book and the author here.