Definition of Deep Work-
According to the author, deep work is the "state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”
Opposite of Deep Work is Shallow Work:
The author defines shallow work as " noncognitively demanding tasks" which require very little concertation and can be done even while being distracted. This sort of work is simple to replicate.
This book revolves around the idea that deep work is becoming very rare which means it is becoming extremely valuable. The need to look visibly busy is what causes people to disregard deep work.
Essentials of Deep Work:
1. Single-tasking :
Believe it or not, but numerous researches have proven that multitasking actually makes people less productive. Multitasking may maximize productive output but not overall productivity.
2. Zero distractions:
No need for explanation here. Both the quantity and quality of work increase when there are no distractions.
3. Extreme Focus:
If you can muster up all the energy into the desired task without any distraction, you can get a lot more work done in lesser time. More focus equals more productivity.
Be mindful of Attention Residue:
Deep Work is a skill:
Four rules of Deep Work:
1. Work deeply:
2. Embrace Boredom:
3. Quit Social Media:
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