In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

This is How to be Less Distracted by Having Fun in Tedious Tasks (NirandFar) The secret to staying focused is to change your perspective on the task at hand.

Why Success Comes to Those Who Stop Chasing It (Next Big Idea) Stop worrying so much about results and focus on doing the work.

Feeling burned out? This is why working less isn’t enough (Fast Company) What can we do to stave off or recover from the feelings of burnout this year.

It’s Not Your Phone That’s Distracting You (Forbes) When it comes to distraction, technology is not the problem.

Here’s how you can become immune to workplace distractions (World Economic Forum) Good productivity requires both forethought and follow-through.

All this Dystopia, and for What? (The New York Times) When privacy-eroding technology doesn’t deliver on its promises.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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