I have stuck to 25 minutes thus far in the spirit of keeping my goal small and tricking my brain into starting it. I feel like it’s a slow build to get to a longer deep work session. I spent almost all day on a project earlier this week, but all day was composed of several 25 minute sessions and I found myself quite productive overall.
- How do you stay focused on a task for a long period of time when you don’t like what your doing/studying?
- What do you choose to tackle in your deep work sessions?
- Each day I sleep with the guilt of not making my day productive but the next day I waste it again. I am getting depressed now. What should I do?
- If your career is largely a matter of self discipline (writing, painting, etc) how do you combat periods of sadness, doubt or any other mood?
- How do you motivate yourself to take on tasks you’re dreading?
- 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?