1. Believe you can do it. That you love working, the process and you love working for yourself.
Tell yourself how lucky you are to be doing your job(s)
Create positive affirmations for yourself that fit.
2.Write down your goals.
This is obviously quite simple but when it comes time to do it we become some what hesitate because of so many reasons.
This stops us from getting our goals done and achieving success.
3. Take time to Visualize or Breath
Visualize for Ten minutes of how it would be when you get your work done.
What does that feel like?
What do you do when you are done?
Do you accomplish more task after or do you celebrate with a short break?
You can turn off the worries or thoughts in your mind by breathing and just doing the task at hand. It becomes more easier when you do it more. It is call being mindful.
4. Set a timer
Set a timer for a task whether 20, 30 , 40 minutes.
In that time try your best to keep focus on your goals.
If you have a hard time keeping focus.
When you are done try to write down all of the distractions after the timer is off.
Usually the list will be long at first then it become shorter and shorter. You will be the master of you time.
Turn off your phone if it is not important for your job.
Treat your space as your office even if that means sitting at your dinning table and acting as if that is an office desk.
Make your browser on your computer full screen- this helps get rid of tempted distractions.
Shut down the office physically at home. I say physically because it is never really off mentally.
Thanks for reading this far and I hope this helps you.
On these days, I still allow myself to have a few minutes with myself and my coffee before I sit to work, but having everything ready to go motivates me to get to work pretty quickly.
Another element to this is that when I come home from work, I don't cpntinue to work. My brain and body are worn out. I take a moment to understand that what will only take me an hour in the morning would take twice as much time after work because my brain has been going all day and runs slower in the evenings. That and the fact that I only have so much time in the morning before I have to move on and get ready to go to work. This helps me use my time more effectively by makeing choices and moving on. In the evening I tend to readjust and change things too often because getting to bed on time doesn't feel as pressing for me to complete my tasks as quick as it does when I am making sure I get to work on time.
Also, having completed these tasks in the morning sets a pattern of getting tasks done all day. When i don't start my day knocking off a couple tasks, the rest of the day sees tasks being compleated at a much slower and less efficient.
Pick one of your 3 most important tasks and make that the focus of that session.
This creates an amazing start to the day. It gives you a sense of being in charge of your tasks rather than immediately reacting to the requests of others.
- 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)