It’s rare I share productivity and time management podcasts. Mainly because the tactics are all very similar.
But I included this episode of Can I Pick Your Brain? because it’s good to have an occasional reminder of the core to getting stuff done.
You’ll get some helpful tips from Nir Eyal to build some defenses against distractions. And he knows what he’s talking about – Nir worked in video games and advertising where he used psychological tactics to distract you.
- Devices and their apps are *designed* to distract you. They are literally out to get you – playing games, checking every ding, scrolling aimlessly, watching cat videos, etc.
- But, there’s nothing wrong with spending time on social media, Netflix, YouTube. As long as you do it with intent. On your terms, understanding the opportunity cost.
- If you don’t plan your day, you’ll never beat distraction. A todo list is only the start – you got to schedule everything you’re going to do into your calendar.