I don't set any time limit, i just go with the flow. I didn't reflect about it before, but I think it's a good idea. Now, I will set an alarm clock, and add it to my timetable
I like to use the 25 min and 45 min deep work timers. They give me that sense of ritual and structure. If I am in the mood for more, I reset the timer and do it for longer. Having the timer end just makes me aware of my accomplishment and deepens the habit. I am a writer, and so I am no stranger to deep work, but I have noticed since doing this it takes part of "the load" off my shoulders that *I am* actually working and have proof. Writers have that doubt. But now I don't have that responsibility. The timer does! My work has improved a lot because of it!
- What kinds of tasks do you consider deep work? And how long do you dedicate to them?
- Do you play music while doing deep work?
- How do you re-focus on your deep work when you realize you have become distracted?
- What are the bigger distractions for you: interior ones like your thoughts or feelings, or exterior, like noises, other people, etc? Which are more challenging for you?
- How can you be less stressed while doing homework?
- How do you work from home?
- How can I have a better focus for deep work?
- How do I stay more consistent with my deep work or any other habit?
- What makes you work for the whole day? (Over eight hours constantly in the deep mindset)
- What are your top strategies for “just getting started”?