This week’s must-reads: Limit your everyday distractions using 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!

The Bus Ticket Theory of Genius (Paul Graham) The recipe for genius is to have a disinterested obsession with something that matters.

Psychologists Explain How To Stop Overthinking Everything (Medium) Overthinking can lead to serious emotional distress and increase your risk of mental health problems.

3 Ways You Can Limit Everyday Distractions (Inc) I offer three tips for limiting daily distractions in your life.

Does Using Social Media Really Affect Your Attention Span? (Forbes) There is no research that shows that social media permanently reduces attention span.

Stop Trying to Make Your Employees Happy. Start Thinking About Their Fulfillment Instead. (Inc) Chasing employee happiness is a losing battle and a red herring. Focusing on fulfillment is better for employees and companies.

How Can You Best Use Social Media Without Getting Hooked? (Forbes) How you can successfully manage your social media use and not let it become a distracting force in your life.

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