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.
- What is the time slot during which you practice deep work?
- What do you do on weekends with your good habits and routines or on holidays or other days when unexpected stuff comes up or your traveling?
- What do you do when you feel every plan you make is being blocked?
- How do you stick to the scheduled time? If the blocks get bigger than 45 minutes how do you keep going? How do you stay productive?
- How do you prioitize to choose which task to complete for your deep work session?
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.
- How can you motivate yourself to stay in your deep work session every day, even if you have a lot other things to do besides and feel like you don’t have time for it?
- Have you ever been in situation that you must choose to go to high school which you don’t like and you can’t understand about 6 subjects in that school , you think that, that school is not for you, you think that is hard for you and you want to go to other school but your parents are not letting you to go?
- As a 12 year old gotta long should I deep work for in one sitting
- Can i know how to focus myself when carrying out the Deep Focus habit, if my daily schedule is packed and my surroundings are disturbing
- I prefer longer deep work sessions because I have read Cal Newport’s book Deep Work” . How do you customize the time and length of the deep work sessions?
- Do you try to tackle multiple small tasks or one large task during your deep work?
- My deep work is my secret project and I am my secret project to grow and heal. What are some ideas for other areas of deep work that could help me on my secret mission?
- What space do you set aside for yourself to do deep work?
- How do you get motivated to do something you have to do but dread doing??
- I feel like I have got used to the habit of distraction, especially when my phone is bymyside. Shall I leave it somewhere out of reach or try not be distracted while keeping it bymyside?