I also find that by thinking of the end product is effective is maintaining focus to complete the entire task with enthusiasm and power
I also think that it can be important to consider why I’m procrastinating on certain things, especially those that I have set up for my deep work sessions. If, for example, I’m finding it difficult to get started, or I’m avoiding the session entirely, that tells me one thing; I’m probably either unsure where to start or I’m avoiding the task as a form of mood repair, because I’m exhausted or in pain. On the other hand, if I’m getting into my session and then find myself drifting from the task, then that’s a totally different issue. Maybe I need to evaluate whether this is the best thing for me to be doing as my deep work.
One final thing that helps me not procrastinate on deep work is to actually always do the “set up” that Fabulous recommended; I have a special set of coffee and tea that I only get to make and enjoy as a part of doing my deep work. By adding in a ‘treat’ at the very start, I usually find it easier to settle in to whatever the plan was for my deep work session.
- Does the distraction list help?
- How long should your deep work be?
- How do you say no politely
- How much time do they spend deep in work?
- What online resources do you recommend studying?
- How do stay focused while working, with out opening other tabs or your mind wandering?
- How do you stay focused for 4 hours?
- What is your favorite way to study?
- How can I focus on these days when I have absolutely no motivation to do anything and I feel tired?
- What is the best way to study for a big exam?