Join Nir Eyal for an in-depth discussion in this video Implementation intentions, part of Becoming Indistractable.
- So now that we've learned how to manage…our internal triggers and that fundamentally…time management is about pain management,…the next set of techniques have to do with…how do we make sure that we make time for traction?…You see, there's a fundamental question that…we have to answer at this point,…which is how in the moment do we tell the difference…between the things we want to do, the acts of traction,…and the things that in retrospect we would regret doing,…all of those distractions?…You see, distraction tricks us.…It makes us think that the thing we're doing right now…is what we really want to do, even if it isn't.…
So how do we know the difference in the moment…between traction and distraction?…The only way is to plan ahead.…You see, many times when I talk to people…who are struggling with distraction, they tell me,…oh, the world is so distracting these days,…I can't concentrate on anything, all of this technology…is buzzing around me and I can't get anything done.…And I tell them, you know, I'm sorry about that,…
- 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.