- Do you find it easier setting the reminder timers or is it better to just do each routine at specific time in the day as my shift are unpredictable and it’s hard to have a set start and end to my day?
- When did you move up from 25 minutes of deep work to a longer deep work session?
- How do you stop procrastinating during your Deep Work habit?
- What’s the difference between Deep Work and Block Distractions to you?
- Is a half an hour long enough to get deep work done? I always run over my time.
Bring your standards down to what is appropriate for you right now.
For instance, just plan one task for the next day.
Complete it and celebrate it. Do this until you start feeling accomplishment instead of dread. Stop focusing on what you have not done and focus on what you ARE able to do no matter how minor and celebrate the fact you were able to finish a task you set for yourself.
Getting depressed/down on yourself for not being as productive as you think you should be is a defeatist attitude. At the end of each day, list what you accomplished/finished, no matter how small. You did so much more than you realized. Even if all you did was get out of bed, you did something.
I was recently diagnosed with situational anxiety and depression. I've never been so down, but I remind myself: you fed the cats. You washed your hair. You held meetings. You didn't give up.
You. Didn't. Give. Up.
In the morning plan on how you will thank yourself and reward yourself when you have accomplished one of your neccessary tasks.
Also tell yourself you are doing these task not just because you "should" but because you know you will enjoy the result. You are working for your own pleasure and happiness. It's all about attitude.
Start doing work in more organized way
Don't think of doing another work unless you finish the one that you are doing it
I was recently diagnosed with situational anxiety and depression, because life. And it's a huge pill to swallow, but I make my bed, and if that's the only thing I get done, at least I did that.
Don't feel guilty!!! Causes worry lines and stress marks. You're wonderful the way you are. Self doubt is destructive, and you're worth so much more than what that guilt is telling you.
You can make it!
Also motivation videos help me out!
knowing about your responds when you have some thing to do but youre not doing it right is so imp. for exmple I watch 2 seasons of a series when i dont want to do my work but when i be conscious about my behavior , in the next time i put my phone in thrive mode and hide my comp .you should know your respond and think about problem solving specificly for you .
and just think about that all youre going to do is just for yourself anf your future and no one should make you to do something .
and sometimes the depression is good for some choices.
Try telling yourself that you just have to do one thing each day, or one bit of a thing, and consider that being productive since you’ll have made some progress. If you’re currently doing nothing then that’ll be an improvement, but if you’re currently doing lots of things but still considering yourself unproductive, you might also want to be less hard on yourself, and focus more on what you are doing than what you’re not doing. That is, instead of saying “I only did x today, so I wasted the whole day”, you could try “I did x today, so that’s an accomplishment!” or “at least I did x today, so I didn’t waste the whole day”, even if x is something small like 5 minutes of exercise, or even just getting out of bed, depending on how difficult you’re currently finding things.
Choose one thing to commit to getting done each morning. Then, set a timer for 15 minutes and work on it. After the timer goes off, stop!
Have a cup of tea or reward yourself nicely.
Do you need another 15 minute timer to complete the task? If so, change your goal – it was too ambitious for the first day. You have achieved productivity on the first day!
On later days you can do more than one timer, but remain aware of how much you need to break up the task into smaller bits that will fit into your timer session.
Don't tell yourself you have failed because you've not achieved a big task. Consider each step a productive victory.
One small thing I'd like to share. When you feel depressed, do the victory breath. I'll teach you how, it's not hard.
Breathe in normally, then hold your breath and repeat "vic-tor-y" mentally. Mentally creating the 3 separate sounds should take 3-4 seconds, no more or less. The breath should not be exaggerated to the extent that anyone would notice. You can repeat it multiple times until you feel relief, usually 3-5 minutes does the job for me.
Another thing was that for me, my biggest time waster was social media. Recently, I found a way to block certain apps on my phone during certain times of the day. I’m not sure if other phones outside of Apple have this time limit thing, but it greatly helped me! Now, sometimes I don’t even need it, I’ve just broke out of the habit of using it as a distraction. Although my problems and solutions may not relateto yours as I’m merely a high school student, I hoped it help you think of some new ideas
- What do you do to avoid distractions?
- Is it optimal to break up deep work periods? I understood that people don’t tend to work optimally after about a 45-minute period?
- How you can do deep work?
- What’s the best way to balance food, activities and workouts?
- How do you learn to trust yourself and trust others?
- How do I wake up early in the morning every day?
- I would like to know if you have a boss and he is really in a bad mood, how do you handle this?
- Whenever I take a break, I lose track of what my plan was and I get totally lost in shallow activities. How can I deal with this?
- What advantage do you get from deep work?
- How do you find the best time of day to do deep work?