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A Joosr Guide to… Deep Work by Cal Newport

Victoria Kurichenkohas quoted6 months ago
nger, on your work.
The first step toward being able to carry out deep work is to eliminate and reduce as many interruptions as possible.
Victoria Kurichenkohas quoted6 months ago
If we are unable to function as knowledge workers, then we risk being outperformed by cheaper competitors or even computers, and our salaries and jobs (and even brain functions!) could be at stake.
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Michelangelo famously said of his sculpture, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
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For those who are capable of deep work, the common factor that emerges again and again from studies is that intellectual or academic work is best carried out during long periods of uninterrupted time.
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Studies have shown that after a walk in a natural environment we are more able to concentrate and solve problems.
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way to combat this is to deliberately enjoy those “boring” times, and use them as opportunities to let the subconscious mind take its own path, instead of making it pay attention to the latest tweet or email message.
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One of the great features of smartphones and handheld devices is that they allow us to avoid the pain of boring chores and make us feel like we are entertained or informed during time that would otherwise be “dead.”
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colleagues, family, and friends know the times when you are likely to “go deep,” but also tell them when you will be available so that they are more likely to cooperate.
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Ritualized behaviors help us combat unhelpful habits as well as reduce the actual need for willpower in the first place. Set up patterns, schedules, and triggers to help you avoid temptation and put you in a place (both physically and mentally) where you are ready to star
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the brain forms “shortcut” pathways for repeated activities,
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These are often the most difficult habits to conquer, because we argue that we should be doing them at some point during the day, and so there is nothing wrong with doing them right now.
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habits is to make them either difficult or physically impossible to carry them out.
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Switch off your smartphone and lock it in a drawer until lunchtime.
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The best setting for deep workers is to switch off all notifications
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The brain gives these interruptions high priority because they are presented in a way that mimics urgent warnings, so it becomes impossible to prioritize any work that requires deeper thought.
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The first factor to explore is cutting out the “triggers” that force us to switch from one task to another
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Deep work is when you have a task that requires absolute concentration, resulting in the production of something remarkable.
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, we should actually feel like we are just helping our minds to reveal ideas and meanings that were there all along. T
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conscious and unconscious mind are engaged at the same time.
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tasks performed at very limit of your intellectual capacity, which require a state of intense concentration
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