Episode #127: How to become indistractable & raise indistractable children + tips on how to correctly manage technology to improve mental health
Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention, how do we get the best from technology without letting it get the best of us?
In this episode I interview bestselling author, lecturer and investor Nir Eyal on his new book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Nir's writing on technology, psychology, and business, appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
In today’s episode I interview Nir on how technology has been designed to be addictive, how to break the addiction and become indistractble using his 4 step method, how to teach out children to be indsitractable and better manage technology, and why we need to stop blaming technology for all our mental health problems.
Highlights from this episode:
7:30- How companies design technology and products to be addictive
15:06- Pros and cons of social media
23:41- The opposite of distraction is traction
26:25: How to schedule time so distractions can become tractions
33:20- how to hack back your time
44:14: How to raise indistractable children
For more info on Nir and to get his book visit: NirAndFar.com/Indistractable
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