- How do I move forward despite not having completed goals from earlier in the day? I feel like I get bogged down in “morning” things.
- I have this problem of switching tasks when I have a lot of them. Say for example I start working on task 1 using deep work and I complete it. That’s when it’s so difficult for me to switch or take up a new task. I can handle task 2 when task 1 is still in progress, but when it gets completed, my mind and body goes to relaxation state automatically and I start to procrastinate. How can I stop myself from doing this?
- What do you do on days you are having a harder time focusing on a task?
- What do you listen to during deep work?
- How do you stay focused when work-related chats, like Slack, constantly demand your attention?
When my family is home, it gets harder because I am constantly distracted then. When this happens, I first let them know I will be unavailable and ask if there is anything they need from me before I become unavailable. If they need something, I attend to it. Then I put headphones on so I can’t hear them (because noise really distracts me). I often still gets distracted in this case, but I just keep trying!
Perhaps budget time for deep work before breakfast or exercise (1-2 hours) and use the gym or breakfast as your reward.
- 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?