This week’s must-reads: 9 Tips to Avoid Digital Distraction

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!

The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’ (Nir & Far) Although distractions aren’t necessarily your fault, they are your responsibility. It’s time to equip yourself to manage your distractions.

‘Stop the email ping-pong’: nine ways to avoid digital distraction (The Guardian) Constantly checking your phone? Sidetracked by apps? Use these tips to change bad tech habits to good.

Facebook Finally Has a Good Idea (The New York Times)
The company’s latest plan to police toxic social media content is intriguing — and even laudable.

I have ADHD: can Nir Eyal’s new book Indistractable help to calm life’s chaos? (iNews)
It’s hard to keep your concentration in the world today, especially if you have ADHD.

How to Stop the Abuse of Location Data (The New York Times)There are no formal rules for what it ethical, or even legal, in the location data business. That needs to change.

How to Make Yourself Indistractable (The Next Big Idea)
I discuss and share tools on how to make yourself “indistractable” in this podcast.

Happy reading!

-Nir

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Author of “Hooked” and “Indistractable.” Want to overcome distraction? Get my free 80-page guide to becoming “Indistractable” at: NirAndFar.com

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