127. Indistractable with Nir Eyal

Do you find yourself so distracted by your phone, email, text, or social media that it’s pulling you away from things that matter?  According to Nir Eyal, author of the best-selling book Indistractable, technology is not the enemy. We merely need to learn how to identify and manage the internal and external triggers that lead to distraction and make more time for traction–showing up for what matters. Join Jill for her first Psychologists Off The Clock interview with Nir Eyal as they talk about how to make yourself indistractable.

Listen and Learn:

  • What is distraction, and its opposite, traction
  • Why we get so easily distracted
  • What are internal and external triggers of distraction
  • How we can change our relationship to internal triggers
  • How we can change our environment to “hack back” external distractions

About Nir Eyal 

Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (where he also attended) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

He is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your LifeIndistractable received critical acclaim, winning the 2019 Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award as well as being named one of the Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year by Amazon and one of the Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible.  Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business ReviewTime Magazine, and Psychology Today. He also writes a blog at


  • Watch Nir’s TED talk here
  • Nir’s website with access to his books, blog, courses, supplemental Indistractable workbook, and more can be found at
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Episode 127