How long should your deep work be?

Fatima A.
I'd like it to be enough time until I understand it well, and I feel like I've studied the subject well and able to explain it to the professor, at least 10 hours like this!

Iole S.
It depends on how much I feel like working. If I'm on the flow, I do 45 minutes or an hour of deep work. If it is not the day then I work for 25 minute intervals alternating them with 5 minutes breaks.

Fred P.
I use thar time frame to Finish projects or work on things that I need to have focus or concentration. My timeframe usually run from 30 minutes to 4 hours. I take a five minute break after 25 minutes or I take a 15 minute break after an hour.

Julia F.
I can only tall about my experience but at the beginning when you just begin with fabulous and your "new me". Them it is better to start woth short sessions. namely the 20 minute deep work thing in Fabulous. But after a while (take your time, it is not a race) you click on the 45 minute deep work session. And so on and suddenly you can deep work for hours. So you are in the flow.

Cansu X.
I try to deep work at least 20 mins and not more than 45 mins. If I started to be distracted by another things before 20 mins, I gave myself enough time to distract myself than start again to my new deep work. If I deep work longer than 45 mins, my head started to hurt… I think person should find this by ownself by trying again and again.

Kim G.
I find 50 minutes helpful. That gives you time for a 10m break if needed, or a way to check you're still on track and working on the right thing. But you can do shorter or longer if that suits you.

I was horrible at getting into deep work mode. I used to work past midnight just to be able to focus. But now I do the opposite. I get out of bed earlier so I have time to gather my thoughts. I choose my most important tasks and put them in order. Then I use Focusmate.com to get into deepwork. It's a platform which pairs you with someone and really really helps. Would totally recommend. Good luck!

Curtis J.
Depending on the work you want to focus on, it can take from 15 to 40 mins. If you think it's goin to take longer, I would suggest you take a 5-10 min break after every 40 mins.

Angelo S.
It should be for as long as you need to focus and get the work you need done. I would say minimum 30 min and then however long you need from there.

Lisa O.
I found at first it started off short and as it became a habit the time I spent became longer as well. The time I spent also became more enjoyable once it became a habit.

Dwayne E.
I think It should change depending on what you have to do, and what kind of work you're doing; if you're on a free day, and you're using it to get done a few Boring things and then move on, or if you're studying for an exam, for example

Sa D N.
That differs. It depends on the tasks I got ahead of me. For small taks I use the pomodoro method. 25 minutes focused and then a break and continue again. But if I have a big chunk of work I usually set at max four hour focus. Set a note and sign it that I commit to it and put it next to me.

Chelle Z.
I use the 25 minute routine included in the app. It helps me knowing that I only have to do it for a short time. I usually end up working past the timer, but I try not to. I do 2 or 3 sessions of this per day as needed.

Alaina F.
Minimum of 2 hours, preferable 3-4hours. Enough to get in the zone and then stay there for a good amount of time to make significant progress

Trish C.
I actually turn my ringer off prior to disconnecting and then do my stretches light exercises prior to going to bed. I will check my phone once before climbing into bed and if it’s something urgent I will deal with it, if not, it can wait until morning.