Decluttering is my favorite. I have decluttered emails, a drawer, a folder, a shelf. Going through something, piling it all in front of you, throwing out the junk and putting things back in order has a huge effect on productivity and priority for me. It feels so good.
- Do you find a timer helpful? What kind do you use?
- 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?
- What is your biggest distraction when you do deep work?
- I sometimes have problems with getting motivated. How do you keep yourself motivated?
- When you work in a field in science, such doing a PhD, how to keep focused and prevent procrastinating?
My homework, but typically the assignments that seem to be looming over my days. I find that if I just start it, even for five minutes, it makes the work seem less “impossible.”
Tasks that require me to put aside time for them and focus. Sometimes I struggle to make time for things that are important, so I take advantage of deep work and work on them. For example: reading, studying, and applying to jobs
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Generally I choose to do my most important task of the day or the task that requires the most focus.
I use deep work twice during the day. First time is at work to block out all distractions. Second time is at home where I do a whole house organization.
During "deep work" I normally choose to tackle things that I know I need to do but I don't want to do. This can range from working on a school project to doing some deep cleaning to tackling a work assignment to running some errands. I use deep work to focus my attention on a task that I'm likely to procrastinate on. It's how I motivate myself to start on a task.
Something that usually takes a little while to really get into, like cross stitching, tackling a new tricky recipe, guitar practice. Things that take concentration
- 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?