This week’s must-reads: Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time

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!

What You Need to Know When Visualizing Your Goals (NirandFar) Visualizing the right thing in the right way can help you increase your odds of reaching your goals.

Why Banning Technology from School is Not The Solution (Medium) Is banning the use of cell phones, or any technology for that matter, really helpful to the problem at hand?

The Enemies of Writing (The Atlantic) A writer who’s afraid to tell people what they don’t want to hear has chosen the wrong trade.

Why the Digital Age is Not Destroying Friendship (Medium) The more media we use to maintain a relationship, the stronger that bond will likely be.

Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time (BBC) Address the real reasons you procrastinate and you’re more likely to start achieving your goals.

One ping after another: why everyone needs a notification detox (The Guardian) It is that sense of being derailed that is increasingly leading people to turn off all (or nearly all) of their notifications.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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