Hope this will help!!!
Then, close your eyes and see them all sitting quietly with their eyes closed as you begin to meditate and know that all is calm and peaceful in life. Then you can start your meditation in peace within a world of serenity.
Maybe aim for 25 minutes of focused work before you try doing any longer sessions.
Also celebrate when you complete even one task you set out to do – don’t be too hard on yourself 🙂
I want to get done in a week, then on Sunday I allocate these to Mo, Tu and Wed. (Rest of the week comes into play later) Each day choose max 3 things that are most important. Allocate time to each of these – e.g 1 hour or 2 hours per task or less or more. Work on these tasks in order of importance for the duration you set, now you dont need to complete these tasks within these set times, but you have worked on them and have moved forward – that will make you feel good and less stressed! Sometimes you will have time for more than 3 tasks, but at least you know whats most important. The rest of the week is a buffer for what you didn't complete for various reasons. Just roll some tasks over to Thurs, Fri or the weekend depending on your time. Its super flexible and doable – life happens and can mess up our plans but you can always roll a task over. Hope it helps!
Also, I excel more in my day when I write a to do list at the end of every workday. This way, when I start work the next morning, I have a clear picture of what is most important.
That's where the planning comes in.
If you don't do well laying out your agenda in the morning but are stressed at the end of the day, do your planning before you leave the office in the evening. That will allow you to do your planning when you have clarity around what is most important. Also, planning at the end of the day will allow you to do a mental review and build up your motivation as you prepare for work in the morning.
Create enough detail in your project outline to guide you.
But don't burn extra energy in planning at the expense of doing.
In the morning, make sure to block out the required amount of time to do your most important work before checking emails, returning calls, or chatting at the water cooler.
Try setting a timer or alarm and don't do anything else except your project until the alarm has gone off.
Remember, your ability to focus will determine whether you go where you are trying to go or where the wind blows you.
There are a few things which might help. Eisenhower’s method of assigning tasks as urgent/important or a combination of those will help you get the most important tasks done, by noting things which would be better off delegated to someone else, or ignored altogether. Look up the method “Eisenhower’s Box.”
Secondly, the A-B-C-D method can help you make sure a little of every task gets done, rather than just the thing that seems most pressing – i.e. spend 50% of your time on A tasks which are the most vital, 25% on B tasks which are also important, 15% on C, and 10% on D tasks which could wait, and you’ll feel like you’ve made much more progress on everything, and stopped yourself getting stuck or bored.
But perhaps the best and simplest idea is to plan ahead. At the end of your day, plan what you want to work on during the deep work session. Think about what output you want to achieve in the time, and visualise it being completed. Then you’ll not only be organised for your session, but your brain will already be thinking about that task sub-consciously – even as you sleep!
Wishing you all the best with your tasks. Paul S
- What kinds of tasks do you consider deep work? And how long do you dedicate to them?
- Do you play music while doing deep work?
- How do you re-focus on your deep work when you realize you have become distracted?
- What are the bigger distractions for you: interior ones like your thoughts or feelings, or exterior, like noises, other people, etc? Which are more challenging for you?
- How can you be less stressed while doing homework?
- Do you set a time limit for deep work or do you just go with the flow?
- How do you work from home?
- How can I have a better focus for deep work?
- How do I stay more consistent with my deep work or any other habit?
- What makes you work for the whole day? (Over eight hours constantly in the deep mindset)