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The Distraction Trap by Frances Booth

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CHAPTER 9

Who’s distracting you?

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attentionTIMOTHY FERRISS

IF THOSE AROUND YOU are distracted, you can easily slip back into distracted behaviour yourself.

Let’s start with a quick question.

Who is distracting you?

You may well have one person in mind who you really wish would change their digital habits. You may feel that their digital behaviour is not just affecting their life, but your life, too.

You want to be screen-free, and spend time together, but they continue to stare only at their smartphone. So you give in, and pick up your phone, too…

In this chapter we’ll look at diplomatic tactics ...

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