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Avoid_News_Part1_TEXT.pdf (application/pdf-object) Focus: My new book on simplicity in the age of distractions | zen habits. Post written by Leo Babauta.

Focus: My new book on simplicity in the age of distractions | zen habits

Today I’m happy to share with you the digital version of my new book, focus. It’s about finding simplicity in this Age of Distraction. It’s about finding the focus you need to create, to work on what’s important, to reflect, to find peace. And it comes in two flavors: free and premium. Distraction Affliction Correction Extension « xkcd. Lots of people have asked me for the system I used to implement the restriction in the alt-text of today’s comic.

Distraction Affliction Correction Extension « xkcd

At various times, I thought of doing it with an X modification, Firefox extension, a Chrome add-on, an irssi script, etc—but none of them worked too well (or involved a lot of sustained undistracted effort, which was sort of a Catch-22). Then I hit on a much simpler solution: When did addiction become a good thing? I am a behavior designer.

When did addiction become a good thing?

I take a deep understanding of human psychology and emerging research in the behavioral sciences to build products that change user behavior in planned and predictable ways. However, these days I’m somewhat dismayed by the persistent chatter about building “addictive” products. When did addiction become an admirable thing to cultivate? As members of the tech industry, we need to ask serious questions about the behaviors that we are promoting.

Study Skills Library - Academic Skills Center - Cal Poly. Discussion Procrastination is a complex psychological behavior that affects everyone to some degree or another.

Study Skills Library - Academic Skills Center - Cal Poly

With some it can be a minor problem; with others it is a source of considerable stress and anxiety. Procrastination is only remotely related to time management, (procrastinators often know exactly what they should be doing, even if they cannot do it), which is why very detailed schedules usually are no help. Characteristics. Top 10: Top 10 Distraction Stoppers.