How do you stay focused for 4 hours?

Мария Серветник N.
Have a concrete plan. Have everything ready for the plan (even tea, water, or w/e). Take small breaks and have a plan for the breaks too(like 50 minutes work, 10 minutes walk around). Block distractions on your phone (I use Forest). If you like coworking, check out Focusmate! Good luck!

Ion P.
It's very hard to focused long time special on work it must be fun or some music so I dont get bored but 4 hours without break impossible

Nicholas L.
I suppose writing out my important tasks for the day and realistically incorporating breaks between deep work sessions, that way I celebrate small achievements and avoid burning out and getting distracted/ procrastinating.

Adri O T.
I cannot. I male small breaks
after 40min/1hour. In general, to stay focused while studying I listen to shamanic drums on YouTube.

Patricia Q.
When I am completing work or tasks that require deep focus, one part of the process that is non-negotiable is taking breaks. Yes, I used the plural form of the word. The longer I am working on something, the greater number of breaks are required. The breaks are helpful in the sense of refocusing my brain, accessing my progress and completion of tasks, and preparing myself for setting goals and expectations future work. Another very important strategy that works for me is being mindful of my stress level when starting a task or duty. If I feel stressed initially, without really starting, I do not start or continue to work on that specific item. I migrate it for another time and move on to something else.

Alina Z.
You can use pomodoro tehnique. Also, you can try to watch a 'study with me video' while doing your work or read small paraghraphs and then have a reward. Try to break down a large task into smaller pieces. Use a pause when you need it. The pause should not be longer than 5 minute. A little rest is good for the mind, body and soul.

Ariel R.
Well, that is a good question. I personally can't take 4 hours straight but if you divide them into sections and add some breaks in between it might help! If it needs to be straight then maybe take a minute just to take a deep breath and be aware of what's happening and what you need to do…It's just an advice, so you might as well not take it if you don't like it, haha! I hope you have a great day/evening! Take care!

Sarah Y.
I struggle with this a lot, but using a to do list and something like a pomodoro timer which allocates breaks helps me manage my time.

Rose B.
I usually put my phone on flight mode and clean my desk. I think the hardest step for me is getting started, but once those two things are addressed the barriers feel surmountable! Once I get started I generally forget about time and can go on for hours. Hope this helps!

Ysabel Z.
I straight up do not. I stay focused for 25 minutes at a time, then give myself a 5 minute break, then go back to working for 25 minutes. It's the Pomodor technique. You should check it out.

Eduarda S.
My mom always told me that I shall love what I do, and it means giving my best work, the better version of myself in what I'm doing, even if I didn't like it. And most times I really enjoy the result of what I do, even if I disgust the activities, because I made my best, and got better. And it is important to do mostly with things we don't like so much or we are not good in, because we grow as people and help us to face the challenges easier each time they appear.

Denise Z.
Sometimes I play
Music while doing a task. I pick an activity that is challenging enough and realistic enough to finish in 4 hours

Charity N.
I use another app on my phone that helps me focus. It’s called Forest, and it restricts me from opening other apps for a selected duration of time.
I also remove other distractions from the room.
Essentially, when I set myself up to focus is when I’m most likely to succeed. Music helps me as well. Having lo-fi, instrumental or classical music helps keep my mind on my work, but feel free to put on whatever playlist keeps YOU focused.