Don’t want to go for a run? Recognize that feeling. Instead of dreading the entire experience of exertion, resolve to simply take the first step, which might be to change into your running gear. From there, always know that you can either choose to abort or continue to the next small step, and that either option is OK – no pressure. If you choose to continue, the next step might be to put a bottle of water in the fridge for when you get back, or plan your route. From there, you can choose to abort or continue to the next small step…, etc. Break the preparation into as many small tasks as you need. There are an infinite amount of them.
It’s not the preparation that you dread, it’s what you’re preparing for. If you focus on the present moment during a time of low willpower, you’ll notice that you’ll get prepared for what must be done. Once you’re prepared, the activation energy to perform the task you were dreading has been significantly reduced.
- Do you find yourself procrastinating when you need to start a project? If so how do you get out of that mindset?
- How do you make sure you’re not interrupted during deep work?
- Is there anything you have found that keeps you focused? How do you keep that going when you get distracted?
- How long should your breaks be?
- If I don’t like coffee or tea, what can I drink to help keep me focused? ( keep in mind that I’m really serious about keeping my body healthy)
- What strategies can I do to work more consistently at certain times everyday?
- What kind of tasks do you dedicate for your Deep Work habit ?
- What’s the duration you’ve outlined for deep work?
- How to avoid procrastination?
- What kind of deep work you do