Progressive Extremism: How To Be A Better You ) Letter November 6, 2019)

Nir Eyal
Nir Eyal
Nov 6, 2019 · 3 min read


Special Announcement!

I’m thrilled Indistractable is among the best 15 books of 2019 in the Science and Technology category for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

It would mean so much to me if you would consider casting a quick vote for Indistractable by clicking on this link: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-science-technology-books-2019

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Whether it’s changing our penchant for eating unhealthy food or reining in our predilection for distraction, starting a new routine is very different from breaking an existing habit.

Applying the “Progressive Extremism” technique can help you gain control over bad habits, like eating food you know isn’t good for you or succumbing to distraction. Click here to read more

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Trying to build good habits can often backfire. Here’s why it’s important to know habits are formed and when it’s better to stick with a routine instead.

Habits are hot. Self-help articles extol the power of habits and books on the topic sell by the millions. Yet, like many pop psychology topics, the conventional wisdom about the effectiveness and application of habits is frequently outdated, misapplied, or flat out wrong. Click here to read more

Learn How to Avoid Distraction In A World That Is Full Of It (Letter-July 1, 2019)

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Distraction is a curse of modern life. Between our cell phones and computer screens, not to mention our kids and coworkers, our attention is constantly being diverted. It can become difficult to focus on any one task — or any one person — for very long.

If anything, the world is becoming a more distracting place. Technology is becoming more pervasive and persuasive. But hoping tech companies change their ways and your boss finally learns to respect your time may take longer than you’re willing to wait. Click here to read more

    Nir Eyal

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    Nir Eyal

    Author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” and “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.” Blogging at: NirAndFar.com

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