Procrastination is truly a flourishing art. Between our computers and ever-present phones, there is no shortage of notifications to check or feeds to scroll through—all to help us put off work just a little longer.
But for the procrastinators who may want to curb their habits toward distraction, there is plenty of wisdom out there on how to do just that. To see for yourself, check out the five remarkable reads below today. (Or maybe tomorrow…)
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Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention—and How to Think Deeply Again
By Johann Hari
Our ability to pay attention is collapsing. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes a groundbreaking examination of why this is happening—and how to get our attention back. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Johann Hari, in the Next Big Idea App
Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation
By Ayelet Fishbach
With fascinating research from the field of motivation science and compelling stories of people who learned to motivate themselves, Get It Done illuminates invaluable strategies for pulling yourself in whatever direction you want to go—so you can achieve your goals while staying healthy, clearheaded, and happy. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Ayelet Fishbach, in the Next Big Idea App
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
By Nir Eyal, with Julie Li
A Stanford lecturer lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us. View on Amazon
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
By James Clear
James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like It’s the Last Minute―Before the Last Minute
By Christopher Cox
A veteran magazine editor explains the creative advantages of deadlines, the dynamics of teams and customers, and techniques for using deadlines to make better, more effective decisions. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Christopher Cox, in the Next Big Idea App
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