Start a morning routine that includes hygiene, meditating, making a To Do List, and journaling. This allows your mind to wake up and gives you the opportunity to make a plan for your day. We don't plan to fail, but we often fail to plan.
- How do you count the deep work, any kind of uninterrupted intense activity or just intellectual? Work related only or maybe life related only?
- How can one stop feeling guilty when breaking their concentration?
- How do you start your most procastrinated tasks?
- What apps or tools do you use to block the notifications distractions during your Deep Work?
- What kind of deep work do you do?
focus on the 3 most important things you have to do this week not feeling concerned at all for the 4th, 5th, etc
Write a to-do list. Bonus if you can break it down so must take are 10 minutes or less (e.g., get mail, keep/toss mail, process each item of kept mail).
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Start out the day with 10 minutes of mindfulness, to clear the mind clutter.
Make a list! Get all things in your head out of your head and onto the page. Clear out all the clutter. Divide up everything you need to do into projects and circle your most important projects. Everything else is second priority.
Work in short chunks of time – I alternate 25 and 50 minutes blocks with short rest periods in between. After several of these I go for a walk or do some sort of physical activity.
"Just do it"! The Niki shoe slogan. There are some days where I'm not as productive as I want to be. It's like being on a diet. You need to allow yourself a "cheat day" occasionally. A "cheat day" gives you the opportunity to eat something forbidden, satisfying that craving. It restarts your metabolism by taking your body out of the "starvation mode" where it's saving energy. The results increases weight loss. You can't be a perfectionist when you are decluttering your house to create space. You need to practice self control with whatever you bring into your house. Decuttering is an ongoing process. You need to incorporate routines and schedules. To increase your productivity find a time in the day where you are most likely to succeed. It might be in the morning, etc. Schedule it in your day like you do your other activities. I use the calendar on my cellphone. Use a "cheat day" and only work on productivity for five minutes. This might be a jump to restart your productivity. Remember that Fabulous recommends celebrating. Celebrate after being productive this will keep the "ball rolling". We're all human and you'll have your off days, jump back into the saddle and just do it! I hope my suggestions help you.
Something I can do right now to increase my productivity is to get all of my things in one safe place. I can research a calm home Im confident in.
Sometimes making a to do list is helpful, but also can be daunting. Instead, get a notebook and fill it with tasks completed as you finish them. Before you know it you'll have a record of a lot checked boxes and more importantly, of work done!
Definetely blocking distractions, and writing down what you want to accomplish. Writing down at least, a day-by-day list makes me more accountable for what I need to accomplish. Having a list forces me to bloc distractions, silencing my phone, putting it on another room, or juat turning it off. I've noticed I spend the most time on it and if I allow it I can lose precious hours. My own writing on my planner of what I need to do gives me an in-your-face of what I got to give up, to get to what I really want even if its washing clothes.
Simply plan your to do every evening for the next day and try to comit to your plans
When I meet a problem, take a break, take a deep breathe, then try again. Don't run away, escape from reality won't make thing better.
Try setting a timer for 25 minutes and use that time to work intently and without distraction. At the end of that time, take a five minute break and deal with any potential distractions which may have come up (like email, text messages, etc.). Then reset your timer for 25 minutes and repeat the cycle.
- Is being sincere any way wrong. Is working hard wrong. Should we be careless. Should we do work perfectly or imperfectly? Should we take responsibility or not? Because people who take responsibility are sincere and hardworking but people who are careless, poor, irresponsible are environment friendly. Am I right or not?
- Once I have finished a deep work session of any length, I take a short break. However, I struggle to get back into that deep work state afterwards. Any tips for re-engaging with work after a break?
- How do you commit to your habit and able to do a deep work, without pause?
- What helps you prepare for a deep work session? Things that help you look forward to doing this daily?
- Do you stop deep work when time is up or keep going as long as your in the flow?
- How do you ensure high quality work?
- What does deep work mean for you?
- What do you do to ensure that you stay focused?
- Should I increase my focus time past 25 mins or just keep blocking it out while taking 5 min breaks in between?
- Which tasks do you choose to work on when you’re completing the deep work exercise?