How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

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You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.  

What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become...

Reviews and Recommendations

We've comprehensively compiled reviews of Indistractable from the world's leading experts.

Arianna Huffington Founder/The Huffington PostThis is such an important book. Indistractable is the best guide I’ve read for reclaiming our attention, our focus, and our lives. (Source)

Mark Manson Founder/MarkManson.netIndistractable is the most practical and realistic approach to balancing technology with well-being. A must-read for anyone with a smartphone. (Source)

Cal Newport AuthorIndistractable is a master class in understanding the root cause of distraction. Recommended for anyone looking to do more deep work. (Source)

Ryan Hoover [Ryan Hoover recommended this book on Twitter.] (Source)

Ryan Holiday AuthorAn essential book for anyone trying to think, work, or live better. (Source)

Jonathan Haidt I highly recommend @nireyal's new book, Indistractable. Nir and I disagree on whether phones are a cause of rising in teen depression, but his book is full of great ideas for improving your relationship with your phone, and "hacking back" your time. (Source)

Alexis Ohanian Sr. Another must-read/listen from ⁦@nireyal⁩ (Hooked before that) I was vigorously nodding along to parts of this book. A great foundation for bringing intention and focus to your work- and home-life. Recommending to everyone at ⁦@Initialized⁩ as well as our founders (Source)

Kintan Brahmbhatt Global Head of Product, Amazon MusicIn the future, there will be two kinds of people in the world. Those who read and apply the principles in Indistractable and those who wish they had read it sooner. (Source)

Shane Parrish I can think of no more important skill than focus and no better teacher than Nir Eyal. Being indistractable is the skill of the century. (Source)

Chris Bailey Dive head-first into this book. Indistractable is a fascinating, visual, and profoundly helpful guide to overcoming distraction. The deeper you dig into this book, the more productive you’ll become. (Source)

Greg McKeown Being indistractable is the essential skill for our time. Skip this book at your peril. My advice is this: Read it. Live it. Repeat. (Source)

Adam Grant Success and happiness belong to people who can control their attention. Nir Eyal is on a mission to protect you from distraction—and his lively book is full of actionable ideas. (Source)

Charlotte Blank Indistractable will help you make the most of your time and find peace and productivity in an increasingly distracting world. (Source)

James Clear In a world filled with noise, Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results. (Source)

Taylor Pearson By following Eyal’s four-step, research-backed model, you’ll be able to gain control of your attention and leverage the incredible benefits of modern technology without feeling scattered and drained. Indistractable is an essential book for people looking to make big things happen in the digital age. (Source)

Scott Monty @jgombita @nireyal Great lessons from his fine book, Indistractable. I recommended it a few weeks back in my newsletter: (Source)

Jason Feifer @RyanBerlin8 @JesseLReynolds If that habit bothers you, then change the habit! You have the power. I think you’d enjoy @nireyal’s book Indistractable, which has a great guide for this kind of thing (Source)

Tomas Uribe Moreno Great book. Useful to improve productivity AND personal relationships while reducing anxiety. Thanks @nireyal!! (Source)

Shane Snow This book has done more to change the way I see the world than anything I’ve read in the past several years. The actionable insights from Indistractable have helped me reduced my daily time spent on email by 90%. (Source)

Eric Barker Indistractable is priceless. You can’t afford to ignore this book. (Source)

Tim Urban As a lifelong procrastinator, I’m painfully aware of how much productivity-related advice there is out there and how little of it is actually helpful. Indistractable is an exception. (Source)

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