This week’s must-reads: Break the Vicious Cycle of 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!

Why It Feels Like You Never Have Enough Time (Medium) Break the vicious cycle of distraction that keeps you from getting things done.

Ashley Stahl: Former National Security Expert Helps Us Get Unstuck (NirAndFar) I recently interviewed Ashley Stahl about her new book, You Turn, a book about getting unstuck, discovering your career direction, and designing your dream job.

How to Be Happier at Work Without Changing Your Job (Medium) A guide for those who dread the job they once used to dream of.

The US Government Needs to Invest in Digital Design (WIRED) Our nation’s failure to invest in information technology has severely limited our COVID response.

3 Steps for Writers to Turn Blah Blocks Into Building Blocks (Vedika Dayal) To turn our blah blocks into building blocks, we need to follow the three R’s: refuel, reflect, and rewire.

Boosting our sense of meaning in life is an often overlooked longevity ingredient (Washington Post) Diet and exercise are vital for health but science shows that finding purpose in your life is another key ingredient to longevity.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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