Understanding the psychology of distraction can help you stay on task | Nir Eyal

Understanding the psychology of distraction can help you stay on task | Nir Eyal

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Understanding the psychology of distraction can help you stay on task | Nir Eyal
Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge - It's easy to stumble down a rabbit hole when we consider the action beneficial like checking emails, stock prices, or sports scores. - However, if these seemingly beneficial actions take the place of something else we intended to do, they're just distractions. And we've been moved to these distraction as a psychological response to discomfort. - The truth is that distraction comes from within, and time management is just another form of pain management. A graduate and instructor in Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Nir Eyal has studied and taught behavioral design to industry-leading experts and scientists. He writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com and his writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Time, Inc., and Psychology Today. His latest book is Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life (https://amzn.to/33T2Xbh) If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: https://www.executiveinterviews.biz/rightsholders/bigthink/ Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink
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Khalid Waleed says:

and i'm watching this video to distract myself.

J J says:

I was about to do something then I watched some of this video.

The Borderline Life says:

I appreciate that this video is only 3 minutes long. I have adhd and it’s tough ! Great video

Phil Singh says:

much distraction yes

MiloTheFirst says:

who else had to replay the video because they started to do something else right after it began?

alertonoff 4 says:

GDamn clever ;]

OmAr LiVeS says:

I had to keep rewinding a 3 min video like 4 times bcuz i kept getting distracted n my mind just kept wandering. Lol holy shit n everyone else said the same thing here. We fucked. But when i try to do my resume why am i getting distracted n check what else is on youtube?

Aditya Hegade says:

I was gonna listen to a break up song, but this video distracted me 🙁

moallam1 says:

Is it that hopeless?

Wendy Lady says:

Everything begins from within & focus is needed for traction, otherwise you won't know where you're going or why, thus becoming easily distracted. 👍

Mavicity says:

Okay but… how do I manage pain?

Francesco D'Uggento says:

This triggers my curiosity, I want to know more to combat distraction!

ItsMrs Ramos says:

Is it me or am I too distracted to take away anything useful from this video. I wanted to, but didnt.

Gorilla Team Tutors says:

Dis/traction holy fuck it was right in front of my eyes the whole time. Perfect video what a G

Zero-One-One Zero-One says:

I wanted to watch this video, but I got distracted three times.

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