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How to regain focus at work by slaying the messaging monster

Technology is taking over our lives, especially in the workplace. What can we do to put technology in its place to finally get focused work done?

Below are resources, tools, and articles for regaining focus in your digital life. These are tools I use myself but is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Full disclosure – I am an investor in Pana.com, one of the companies mentioned in the presentation.

Here’s my presentation on how to find focus at work by Slaying the Messaging Monster.

Make the undesired action more difficult

Remove or delay the reward

Slow the investment

Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and blogs about the psychology of products at NirAndFar, where this column first appeared. For more insights on changing behavior, join my free newsletter and receive a free workbook.

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