Join Nir Eyal for an in-depth discussion in this video Coping with internal triggers at work, part of Becoming Indistractable.
- So, fundamentally, if we're ever going…to tackle distraction, we have to start at the source.…We have to face this icky, sticky uncomfortable truth…that the reason we are looking for distraction is…to escape some kind of uncomfortable, emotional sensation.…Now, for many people, the source of that discomfort…comes from the workplace.…Let's do a quick test here.…If tomorrow, you won the lottery,…you win the $40 million jackpot and you never have to work…for money another day in your life.…
Do you check your work email account?…Do you log into your work Slack account?…Most of us would never check our work email ever again.…The source of these internal triggers that prompts us to use…and sometimes overuse these technologies are these…internal triggers that come from the workplace.…Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing,…many of us get a lot of enjoyment…and fulfillment from our jobs,…but sometimes there's a type of work environment…that can actually create these negative internal triggers.…Psychologists have found recently…
- Determine what motivates action in the psychology of akrasia.
- Identify the cause of distraction.
- Explain how you can sacrifice some communication for better concentration.
- Recall a step that reduces distractions triggered by modern devices.
- Name the sphere in which you must begin to center your time.