Distracted By Tech? Try Self-Reflection
How much time do you spend scrolling Instagram or reading posts on Facebook? I bet much more than you want.
In 2014 Nir Eyal, a graduate and instructor in Stanford's Graduate School of Business, released a book "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products". It became a bestseller and attracted the attention of Silicon Valley residents.
However, Eyal changed the focus of his work from "how to do" to undo". His new book is about managing distractions we face when overuse technologies — "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life".
Eyal argues that many times we look at phones because we are anxious and bad at being alone — and that's not the phone's fault. His point is that it's only up to us whether we take control over our lives or let tech giants dictate us how to behave: "If you hold your breath waiting for companies to make their products less engaging, you're going to suffocate," Eyal wrote.