This week’s must-reads: Limit your everyday distractions by following these 3 tips

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!

How To Disarm Internal Triggers And Improve Focus (Nir and Far)
While we can’t control the feelings and thoughts that pop into our heads, we can control what we do with them.

3 Ways You Can Limit Distractions (Inc) Distractions are everywhere, and they will likely continue to snowball. Here are three tips to help you limit everyday distractions.

The Whole Product (Barnett Talks) Sometimes a product can be too focused. You need to identify the whole product — the full set of features that are required to delight the customer.

Digital games may beat mindfulness apps at relieving stress, new study shows (Science Daily) A new study published in JMIR Mental Health finds that digital games like those found on smartphones, may relieve stress more effectively than mindfulness apps.

Self-Destructive Behavior Is Inherently Human (Elemental+)Self-destructive behavior is wholly human and very normal. Most people have done something they knew wasn’t going to be good for them.

Reading at home and school attendance shot up with a cheap, easy solution: Texting (USA Today) Well-timed, well-crafted text messages to parents have led to an increase in reading to toddlers and a rise in attendance.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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