Stop Trying to Make Hard Work Easy

Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable, explains how to cope even when work is hard.

Nir Eyal thinks we’re spending too much time trying to make work easy.

He’s a behavioral design expert who taught at Stanford and has written two best-selling books. 

But he thinks most of the productivity panaceas, like forming habits or trying to get into flow, that we all turn to in order to get our work done aren’t always as useful as we might hope:

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