I like to plan out my entire day in 30 minute blocks. This helps me to stay on a schedule and on task, risking a domino effect of changing plans if I don’t. I do this, for the next day, every evening before bed.
- What kind of environment do you prefer to work in? A noisy one? Quiet?
- What type of work do you do for the deep work habit?
- If your career is largely a matter of self discipline (writing, painting, etc) how do you combat periods of sadness, doubt or any other mood?
- How do I start writing my novel?
- What do you consider “deep work” and when do you plan it in your daily schedule?
Regular meditation helped me figure out what distraction felt like isolated from external forms of distraction like social media. Practicing the skill of seeing when I'm distracted, and refocusing helped me do that thing in other contexts like studying
- 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?