Right now I am writing articles to publish on Medium in preparation to start preparing my literature review for a PhD proposal.
During a deep work challenge i do something that i have been putting of for a while, or something i just really hate doing. I tell myself ill do 25 minutes because this keeps me going, but i usually end if doing more!
I guess it depends on the job you do. I work from home doing admin work so during deep work time (2h) I focus only on doing what I need to get done for the day, focusing a lot, no distractions, and don't stop until I finish the task.
I love reading and learning about new things. I’ll go to Google Scholar or any Open Access Research Journal website and just simply type in a topic I’m curious about. Then I’ll search through articles until I find one I’d like to read, print it out, and read it with a highlighter and search for important things I can take away from it.
First I turn off notification, second play mozart music in full volume, third don't care about my desk if that's clean or not. Just focus on what's on your to-do-list.
I start off by looking in the mirror and telling myself that I can do it. I then put on something relaxing to listen to. Or I open the window and listen to the birds. Then I start writing my book. I usually go over 25 minutes when I’ll into it, but less than an hour as I have things to do.
I Study by myself- and try to learn something new every week. That’s my goal for the coming month ” April” . In addition to that, I try to keep on focusing so I can finish my work faster. Yeah, I think that’s all what on my mind.
I make sure my room is all tidy, i make my self a cup of tea. Wear my comfy clothes. Tuck away devices that may distract me, and listen to calming music with no lyrics. Silence is a great way for me to keep calm whilst i deep work. Sometimes if i feel out of focus I meditate for 10 minutes in silence. At the moment I am doing 25 minute deep work session. And I try do as many as I can throughout the afternoon.
Put my phone on do not disturb and focus on one task only! Usually study, building programs for work, but always only one task at a time.
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First i do what I have to do, usually homeworks, and then I try to complete what I always tell myself I need to do, but never have time to, so that, when I actually have time, I can complete my goals
Currently I am working on an experiment I have to code and that takes a lot of focus, so this is what I try to do. If I can’t do that because I am waiting for a response from someone or whatever, I usually plan my life in anyway I can so that I can stay productive for longer than the 25 minutes
I am currently working on a lengthy daunting research paper. I set this time aside to do a deep contemplative or reflective dive to next steps, etc
- 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)
- What are your top strategies for “just getting started”?
- How do you match days with many many meetings and deep work habits?
- What is your favorite type of Deep Work?