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PPLSKILL #1 Distraction ๐Ÿ””

PPLSKILL #1 Distraction ๐Ÿ””
By Vahid A.Nezhad • Issue #2 • View online
In this issue, we will discuss distractions, their causes and how to become undisturbed, and some proven techniques to avoid that.

๐Ÿ“– Being Indistractable
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal
Itโ€™s begin from within
In the first chapter of this book, we are introduced to the mechanism of distractions, which are the essence of being distracted:
  • Distraction is what pulls us away from our goals.
  • Traction is what moves us toward our goals.
  • Internal triggers our bodies have internal triggers that signal us when weโ€™re hungry, when weโ€™re cold, when weโ€™re stressed, or when weโ€™re sad, lonely.
  • External triggers, there are cues from our environment that tell us what to do next, like the pings, dings, or rings that tell us to check our emails, open a news alert, or answer a phone call.
Triggers prompt both traction and distraction. We can find interesting techniques to manage triggers and step away from distractions like:
  • Gamifying motivates us to take action toward our goals more effectively, like the enticing apps we use every day.
  • Scheduling and planning.
  • Track down your internal triggers and respond differently to them.
  • Visualization, imagine yourself in a clam environment.
๐Ÿ“ Article
The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world
The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world
Harriet Griffey, author of The Art of Concentration, gives some useful and tricky tips to avoid distractions in this article.
  • Myth of multitasking: Avoid multitasking, youโ€™re a fast switcher, not a multitasker.
  • The โ€˜five moreโ€™ rule: whenever you feel like quitting, just do five times more.
  • Watching the clock: Every time your concentration is interrupted by a stray thought, wait until the second hand is at the 12 again, and start again.
  • Digital apps: You should stop excessively using digital technology, and only use digital technology when faced with a digital issue.try these: track usage with Moment; access Facebook limiter; go Cold Turkey; try Stay On Task; use the App detox blocker; or break phone addiction with Space.
๐Ÿ”ฌ Data
This study revealed that 40 minutes was the longest amount of time the average worker could go without checking email during the workday.
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๐Ÿฟ Video
Tech hack: These 4 steps will make your phone less distracting | Nir Eyal | Big Think
Tech hack: These 4 steps will make your phone less distracting | Nir Eyal | Big Think
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Podcast
Flow State | Podcast on Spotify
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Vahid A.Nezhad

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