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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of qu ...more
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I loved this book so much. It was really incredible. I loved that this book is relatable in some kind of ways in my personal life.
I am always being distracted by something. I'm so glad I read this book. I can apply all the tips in my daily life. I really enjoyed the section in this book. I'm ...more
Indistractable is an in-depth, scientifically underpinned, guide on how to take back control of your life and removing distractions that take you away from being present in the moment.
I loved the the very personal elements, for example the superpower story at the beginning and the end, which emphasise the arguments in a very gentle and kind way.
The whole book is very relatable, from a professional point of view, but eq ...more
How many stars would I give Indistractable? (1-5)
5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
How would I summarize the book in one sentence?
Live a fulfilling life by becoming aware and controling both the internal and external triggers that constantly bombard me.
What were the most memorable or helpful parts of the book?
Changing some of my beliefs such the ...more
As a real estate broker, coach, and father of 6 boys, I am always being distracted by something. I would get anxious every time the phone chirped or beeped or pinged. Was it a client emergency, do my ki ...more
The first half of "Indistractable" is ok, and there is some good general idea on "why" you are so easily addicted to your smartphone, Facebook, etc. However, I think I was intuitively trying and applying most of them just because of the knowledg ...more
Interesting read, lots of tips to avoid distraction (although nothing new - but I guess I'm not the average reader, working in ICT).
I wonder though why people think blocking your agenda to make time for your life goals or most important things to do makes any sense.
Apparently, they don't work 8 hours a day for a boss (with at least 30 minutes lunch required), or have no real commute time, or don't have dogs.
When I've done my daily stuff (8 hours of sleep ...more
I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling with high screen time or work/life balance. It is really relatable and non-judgemental, the author himself admits to falling victim of so many of the struggles that we face today such as checking social media when spending time with his child. A lot of th ...more
This book is fascinating! It’s packed with 5 years of research in the field of increasing productivity by decreasing distractions. Lots of helpful tips and tools to implement in the home and/or the office.
Unfortunately, Indistractable just doesn't deliver. It's composed of 36 very short chapters that are loosely grouped into sections but that never really come together. And the lessons in each chapter mostly rehash generic productivity advice - plan your day, set aside enough time for family, etc.
Ultimately I found the book to be generic and forgettabl ...more
Indistractible is a highly inspiring and motivational book for me. This is due in large part to its simplicity and the practical advice prevalent in the book. Eyal presents a matrix with which you can ensure the highest level of productivity and achievement. These include:-
1. Master internal triggers
I will definitely be using the trick to ask “is everything ok?” when someone checks their phone in the middle of a social gathering. It’s disarming and thoughtful!
With Indistractable, Nir has proven that his gift extends far beyond his knowledge, to his ability to go deep on the research, on our behalf, and then translate that research into simple, actionable, and fun/easy to read material. I am really psyched about this book and strongly recommend it.
As context, I am someone who r ...more
The rest was a very high-level introduction to behavioral adaption and change, with easy-to-use pointers to remember at the end of every chapter. It felt very informal, like a webinar or a collection of PowerPoint slides, and less in-depth or researched analysis, like I was hoping.
Also, while the idea of timeboxing is appreciated, the truth is not everyone has the abil ...more
Indistractable focuses on the reduction of distractions that is mainly caused by the use of technology and gadgets. It comprises of easy to read short chapters with further sections talkin ...more
This book by Nir Eyal speaks to the truth of what’s happening now and how we can deal with it. This book is well-written. The author was able to balance academic as well everyday people’s language.
I loved how this book dove beyond surface-level tricks to decrease distraction. In fact, 'Indistractable' is about understanding why we do things that aren’t in our best interest.
This can be chalked up to our internal triggers, underlying motivations, and values. Once we take back control of our internal and external triggers, we can become Indistractable.
This book goes perfectly with Cal Newport's Deep Work. Both provide a complimentary ac ...more
What I liked about this book is Eyal doesn't ...more
He has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. His writing on technology, psychol ...more