Becoming Indistractable

Dec 20, 2019
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I listened to this podcast several weeks ago because, like most people, I felt like I would get distracted often.

Nir Eyal, the author of Indistractable explains that distraction starts from within. When we feel like indulging in a distraction we should ask the question: What am I escaping from? or What is the feeling that I’m using a distraction to escape?

He further explains that every human has an inherent desire to escape discomfort. Whenever we feel physically uncomfortable, we react. When we are lonely, we check Facebook, when we are uncertain, we check Google, when we are bored, we turn on the TV, check the news or watch a movie. 

The key is learning to manage those internal triggers and he explains how this can be done in the podcast below.

I thought this was some of the most helpful and simple advice I have heard in a long time and it is definitely a great message for people of all ages to deal with the challenges of our day and time.

Here’s the audio via User Defenders Podcast:

Link to podcast website and full transcript:

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