AN distraction is one of the main factors for us not being able to finish a task in the best way, is it? You create an expectation to carry out your activities and when you see you are looking at the notifications on your cell phone, opening the refrigerator and when you saw hours spent procrastinating. It’s the subject of the book Indescribable, by author Nir Eyal.
The author of the book was the one who developed many techniques for creating apps to make us stuck with them, addictive apps. Then he launched the Unspeakable, almost like a cure for what he himself created. The fact is, the problems are not your creations, but our mind. Continue to understand more.
The book is very well divided into chapters, each of which presents one of our distractions, how they happen and how to avoid them. For this, it indicates the use of other technologies, which are called hacks.
You can use an application that block your entire computer to leave only the screen you really need to use for some time. Or maybe put a board at your desk saying you’re very busy, so no one will interrupt you. Take the Notifications applications, uninstall some. Buy a very old computer without any other program… He even reports on when his wife used a luminous tiara to show your daughter that she was busy.
They are all ideas of what to do to stay focused and show how common and recurring distraction is from several factors: external, (the children who call, a song in the neighbor …) that can be solved with hacks; and the internal, which are characteristic of our pain.
But, how so, the pain? The book also talks about motivations when we stop performing tasks due to distraction. And classifies as follows: boredom, difficulty and rumination.
So, in addition to use hacks (tips) to avoid distraction by external stimuli, he stresses that it is very important to identify this pain and find out what could be causing the distraction. This one self knowledge it is the best way to cut that connection between pain and distraction.
AN meditation it is a great way for that, after all, it can help to recognize your problems and still calm the thoughts so that the focus is greater and the perception of the real is calmer. We made another very complete post about application-guided meditation, click here.
Of course, this text is only a review and, although quite complete, the book has 288 pages, which are VERY worth reading. It has everything explained and detailed there, enjoy!