How to become 'indistractable.'

By: Diana Alvear

New York Times bestselling author Nir Eyal shares tips on how all of us can stay focused, accomplish our goals and enjoy our leisure time guilt-free.

Full Transparency

Our editorial transparency tool uses blockchain technology to permanently log all changes made to official releases after publication. However, this post is not an official release and therefore not tracked. Visit our learn more for more information.

More of our content is being permanently logged via blockchain technology starting [10.23.2020].

Learn more

We're committed to building trust.

Going forward more of our content will be permanently logged via blockchain technology—enabling us to provide greater transparency with authoritative verification on all changes made to official releases.

Learn more

If there is one area of our lives that most — if not all — of us struggle with, it’s distraction. In fact, the ability to stay focused may be the most important life skill of our time.

I interviewed researcher and New York Times bestselling author Nir Eyal to discuss his book “Indistractible - How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life” to learn more about the reasons why we so often choose to be distracted.

Nir points out that we tend to associate distraction with our phones and screen time, but technically it is anything that pulls us away from our intended goal. Our minds have ways of playing tricks on ourselves in order to keep us comfortable and pain-free.

For example, we might tell ourselves that doing dishes or exercising is important — and those activities can be good goals we set at certain points in our day — but they also can serve as distractions that keep us from the work we really should be doing.

To hear more insights and tips on how you and your loved ones can avoid distraction, check out the full video.

​V Teamers, click here to join the conversation on VZWeb.

About the author(s):

Diana Alvear is new to the V Team family. In her previous life, she was a network correspondent and local anchor. These days, she juggles crafting communications with chasing kids and pets.

Related Articles

04.12.2022

The war in Ukraine has struck a chord with people all around the world, with many wondering what they can do to help. Verizon is proud that so many of our employees are doing their part.

12.15.2021

V Teamers create meaningful impacts in our communities. Our favorite stories to share are about V Teamers making a difference in the community.