Five ways to stop getting distracted



Do you ever find yourself. . .

Do you ever find yourself trying to concentrate, and yet you can't seem to focus?

Why are we so distracted these days?

And is technology the root cause of the problem, or is there something deeper going on?

My name is Nir Eyal, and I've spent the last five years researching and writing about the deeper psychology of distraction.

When I found myself struggling with distraction, I decided to do what many people advise and got rid of the distracting technology.

I got myself a flip-phone without any apps.

All it did was phone calls and text messages.

Then I got a word processor from the 1990s without any sort of internet connection.

Unfortunately, I found I still got distracted.