The Distracted Mind (Book Review)

distracted mind book review

Book Title: The Distracted Mind

Author: Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen

Genre: Self-Help

Rating: 3.7/5

Originally Published: 2016

The Distracted Mind (Book Review)

The Distracted Mind, written by Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen goes in-depth about why our brain isn’t made for multitasking and what we consider multitasking is just a rapid switch between tasks. 

We’re not doing two tasks together we are just switching between task 1 and task 2 back and forth. This rather than increasing our productivity is decreasing it and overloading our brain unnecessarily. 

This book teaches us how to manage our daily tasks by managing modern technology or technological interference side by side. 

Why this book?

The authors of this book provide us with strategies backed by, science to fight distractions. They suggest that we can change the process of our brain with meditation and exercise (mental and physical) and we can change or break our habit by managing the accessibility of the technology.

Under no circumstances, the authors suggest we give up or completely leave technology. 

the distracted mind book review

The takeaway from this book

This book constantly suggests that our brains are limited in their ability to pay attention. Technology related distractions referred to as interference in this book constantly collides with our goal-setting abilities.

Notification or not we constantly decide to check our phones no matter what we’re doing at that moment. We constantly halt our work to check our socials and stuff. This behavior can be controlled and we don’t even need to avoid our phones for it. All we need to do is train our brain accordingly and building habits that support us in the quest of staying focus. 

After reading The Distracted Mind Book Review you must be wanting to read other book reviews and do comment about your favourite part of the book.

Siddhi Vinayak Misra

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