I use electronic devices only to stream music, listen to a devotional or a podcast when I’m working on a project or something. These things help me focus and get tasks completed in a timely manner. I try not to use it for anything else other than that because I find that I will get distracted from the tasks I am wanting to complete.
- How they can work without interrupt give me clue please
- On average, how many tasks are on your list? Do you rank them in the order you want to complete them or by highest priority?
- I would like to know how other people feel about writing something that might not be followed through all the time?
- Does anyone else struggle with getting up in time to have breakfast? It seems that no matter what I do I am always running late or in a rush and breakfast becomes the least important thing.
- How can I study for 10+ hours a day?
I use both electronic tools and disconnecting from my device. I prefer to use an electronic tool because it gives me reminders and times, but then I use my device a lot more than the average American!
I use pomodoro or other timers to help me stay on task. I also use a timer that I can set to vibrate at certain intervals.
Sometimes I think I need my electronics to help me focus but in reality I don’t really need them. I just use my computer for essays and online assignments but my phone always distracts me. It is scientifically proven that music does more harm than good to your focus (some classical music works though)
When for studying I have to read, disconnecting my devices helps me to focus. I just use a timer. When I need to do searches on the Web for studying, I use some apps such as Forest to prevent me to distract
I have a very loud intrusive alarm on my cell phone that would wake the dead. Sounds off for about 120 seconds. It works 😓
I think you have a good answer in your question – both methods work, under different conditions! I find that the Fabulous app helps me focus on Deep Work times or exercise, etc., when I'm unsure of what I want to do, or I'm feeling scattered. But then when I get involved in my work or exercise, I often don't like interruptions of any sort, even if it's a prompt from my app. Still, I will most likely be using my technology to play music or have references at hand; but I'll silence notifications so I can avoid interruptions.
As long as you stick to your plan or tasks, it doesn’t matter. However, if you’re type easily distracted by mails, youtube videos or games then you have to be sure that they are off. It is not possible to be stay offline since some tasks need internet. It’s all about willpower.
- Do you find a timer helpful? What kind do you use?
- Do you switch up your work each session or focus on one thing?
- What time of day works best for you to do deep work?
- How do you recover from distractions and refocus?
- How do you concentrate and remain productive for long periods of time?
- What time do you wake up (and how) in order to get the full habit list done? (like exercise, meditation and deepwork session)
- What kind of deep work do you do?
- How much time do you dedicate to deep work each day? I find that just 30 mins is not enough to get it all done.
- How do you deal with interruptions during your Deep Work session?
- What type of work do you do for the deep work habit?