Work basically draws energy from your body just as your brain is focused on it. So fun is deep work in that you enjoy doing it and you're not coerced.
I guess deep work can be fun. If you are a professional player and you have to focus on the game you are playing as your daily training yes.
I don’t see why not. You are still focusing for the appropriate amount of time. You’ll be amazed what you can learn from having fun.
Play is an essential part of maintaining mental and physical health. Joy is also a part of play, being in the moment and totally engaged. So yes, activities that have those qualities are deep work.
I think deep work is neither fun not work. When I get into the state of flow that often comes with deep work, I feel at peace. Time seems to stop existing, and the experience itself is much more than just fun.
- How do you block distraction if you work in an open space and people around you are loud or don’t care about interrupting you?
- What can I do to get back into my deep work if I get stuck?
- What is the best time of day to enter into Deep Work?
- How do you keep other people in your household from interrupting you when you’re trying to do Deep Work or to meditate?
- How do you define or identify a deep work task?
- How do you minimize phone distractions when your phone is needed for deep work. Ex: a lot of the programs I use require dual factor authentication to log in which requires a verification text be sent to my phone. They routinely time out after 20 minutes or so of not being in use and require me to log in again. Then I end up down a rabbit hole of checking stuff on my phone
- How many hours a day you consider a good day of work ?
- I’m starting to get in the groove of things again when it comes to finding what will be a work/life balance? What have been your most successful ways to truly developing a Deep Work habit?
- How can I know that I am fully concentrating?
- Do you find yourself procrastinating when you need to start a project? If so how do you get out of that mindset?