The temptation of smartphones is undeniable. Let’s say you’re having dinner with your family or friends as you feel the familiar buzz of a text message arriving to your phone. You could be having the most fascinating discussion, yet once that notification pops up, the temptation to check that notification is almost overwhelming. Many of us would be tempted to glance down if only to see who it was messaging us. These interruptions, however brief, can completely derail our train of thought and productivity.
Most of us aren’t going to get rid of our smartphones, email or social media, so what can we do to minimize these distractions? Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, joins us today to discuss what actions we can take to minimize our distractions at work and at home, overall improving our focus and ability to stay present in all that we do. In this podcast, Nir also discusses the importance of habit-forming and its applications to habit-forming products such as apps and websites.
For more information and to purchase Nir’s books, visit https://www.nirandfar.com.