You’ve probably heard about the benefits of deep work, but have you ever wondered what it means? What would you do with 20 hours more in a week? How would this affect your business and relationships?
It’s no secret that we live in a world of constant distraction. We’re constantly bombarded with emails, texts, and notifications from our phones. And while there are certainly benefits to having access to all of this information at any given moment, it also makes us less productive than we would otherwise be. This causes you to feel overwhelmed and a loss of control.
Deep work is a term that describes focused attention on a task for long periods. Preferably for writing, programming, or other creative pursuits. But how can we implement this in our busy lifestyles? Let’s find out.
What Is Deep Work?
In his book “Deep Work,” Cal Newport defines deep work as “the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task for an extended period of uninterrupted time.” He goes on to explain that deep work requires both concentration and self-control. But you can develop this skill and, in my opinion, must be developed as a leader. You see, I don’t have to tell you that running a business gives you a lot of responsibilities. Most of them could be delegated to your team, but no matter what, there will always be things that require your full attention and concentration.
How stressed were you last week? Let’s find out what the power of deep work is on your stress levels, relationships and business;
Why Do We Need To Be Doing Deep Work?
According to Newport, there are three main reasons we need to do deep work:
- It helps us become better at our careers.
- It allows us to accomplish more in less time.
- It makes us more content.
But maybe the most noticeable; is the intense mental clarity you experience when performing deep work for only three days, the things you accomplish, and the cleared brain fog. So let’s make it practical. Let’s look at;
How Can I Start Doing Deep Work?
If you’re looking for ways to start doing deep work, here are some practical hacks to start:
- Use the mornings; directly after your morning routine, your deep work will be the most powerful. At that moment, your stress hormone ‘cortisol’ will be higher (based on your internal clock). Why is that a good thing? This will inhibit your vision field to a so-called ‘narrow vision’; this helps us focus. On top of that is, your will-power tank (which exists) full.
- Use AppBlock (IOS) app and Focus with TripMode on your laptop to block distracting apps.
- Remove all notifications during this time. Also, this can be automated by Apple Focus modes.
- Let friends, colleagues and family know that you’ll not be available at this time (use Voicemail or automated messages)
- Schedule it in your calendar before the week starts
- Have a transparent to-do list system. Check out this video for the method we use with our clients: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad7ipf4YW3k
- Avoid all forms of carbs. Try to do deep work fasted or only on quality fatty acids such as MCT oils or Ghee.
- Top a la creme: use nootropics to enhance your biology to focus.
Implementing the tips above will help you empty your to-do list so you can feel accomplished and relaxed at the end of the day. There is so much more for you to discover in the world of Peak Performance if you are an entrepreneur striving to make an impact.
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This is so you can focus on the things that matter, your business and relationships, and feel energised.
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