Many people want to blame technology for today’s distraction problem, but the real problem is caused by internal and external psychological triggers that drive people to seek out distractions. Learning to cope with boredom and discomfort can help reduce people’s internal desire to distract themselves, while removing external triggers like checking email throughout the day, holding lots of unproductive meetings, or keeping distracting apps on your phone, will also help make them indistractable. Empowering your children with these techniques will help them become indistractable and reduce their reliance on digital devices.
About the Author
Nir Eyal is an investor, speaker, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
His writing has appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and The Atlantic, among others. Previously, he has taught at the Stanford University School of Engineering and worked for the Boston Consulting Group. Eyal holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and a B.A. from Emory University.