How to Become Indistractable (in 2022)

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Indistractable means doing things that are essential even if you are working in a distracted environment.

It doesn’t mean running away from distractions but to do what is necessary.

Before learning how to become Indistractable? Let’s understand, What is distraction?

What is Distraction?

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Distraction is something that suddenly grabs your attention from whatever you’re doing.

Example: Getting distracted through notifications on smartphones.

Now the opposite of distraction is "Traction" which means doing something which takes your attention back to your work.

But how you actually get distracted. Let’s learn the psychology behind it.

How Do You Get Distracted?

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Triggers play a very important role in distracting us. There are two types of triggers which usually distract us.

Internal Triggers: These are the triggers that force you to take action from within. Example: Habit of eating chocolates everyday.

External Triggers: These triggers usually come from your environment where you live or visit. Let's take the same example. Now the habit of eating chocolates everyday comes from seeing the chocolate shop nearby.

Now we have learned enough about distraction. Let's learn how to become Indistractable?

Master Internal Triggers:

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The very first step to master internal triggers is to identify the root cause behind it.

We often switch to temporary reliefs but that later it multiplies into long term discomfort.

When you entertain your urge it grows even bigger and deeply roots in your instincts which makes it very hard to break.

The best way to deal with it is: Writing down your thoughts.

This helps you understand where are you going wrong and where you have to improve.

Overcome External Triggers:

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Social media has its own dark side. Every social media company is working very hard to make a product in such a way that it will addict more people.

Now the best ways to fight this external triggers are:

  • Turning off every unnecessary notification which you think diverts your mind in a negative way.
  • Hide apps from your home screen so that it requires an extra effort to open.
  • Uninstall the apps which you are not using most often.

Final Thoughts:

All the points mentioned in the story are taken from the book: "Indistractable by Nir Eyal".

The book is specially designed to help you fight distraction easily.

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