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  • Book Name: Deep work 
  • Authors: Cal Newport
  • Pages: 300
  • Publish Date: 5 January 2016
  • Language: English
  • Genre: self-Help Book


Deep work proposes that we have lost our ability to focus deeply and immerse ourselves in a complex task showing you how to cultivate this skill again and focus more than ever before with four simple rules.

I'm still digesting all the valuable lessons from so good they can't ignore you but I couldn't help taking a peek at what cows up to now.

He's been talking about the idea of deep work for quite some time on his blog as a way for him to test potential book topics.

Given that we now suffer from an 8 second less than goldfish attention span cal's call to focus is more than appropriate.

Digging deeper into deliberate practice a concept he described in his last book deep work suggests that being able to completely immerse yourself in a complex task is a rare valuable and meaningful skill. 

The second part of the book then outlines four rules you can use to cultivate a deep work ethic.

"Three lessons from "Deep Work" to help you go from busy to brilliant" 

Lesson No 1: There are four strategies for deep work all of which require intention productive meditation can help you work deeper even while you're taking a break stop working at the same time each day use one of these four deep work strategies but be intentional about it.

1. The Monastic approach

The monastic comes from the monastery the place where monks live it means shutting yourself off completely for example by moving to a cabin in the woods to write a novel and not come back until it's finished.

2. The Bimodal approach 

The Bimodal approach prioritizes deep work above everything else you could set a four to six-hour block each day for deep work for example where you lock yourself in your office similar to the monastic approach however, once that block is over you're free to do everything else that might be on your plate.

3. The Rhythmic approach 

The Rhythmic approach chunks down your work into time blocks similar to the Pomodoro technique and uses a calendar to track your progress for example you'd plan your week ahead of time and put 10 blocks of 90 minutes on your calendar and make working with timed blocks a habit. 

4. The Journalistic approach

The Journalistic approach if you have a busy daily routine this works well what you do is to simply dedicate any unexpected free time to deep work I'm currently alternating between two and four depending on the kind of day that's ahead of me but would love to move completely to two overtime. 

Being intentional about your deep work approach requires monitoring how you spend your time so one of your first steps in making this decision should be to track your habits you'll quickly be able to separate productive from unproductive time and spot patterns. 

Lesson No 2: Make the most of unproductive time with productive meditation 

Mr Cal Newport, calls a productive meditation and it comes down to using your unproductive time to do deep thinking for example, if you're taking the subway to work each morning and know you have 30 minutes to and from work in which you can't do much else use this time to try solving a complex problem in your mind. 

Commuting showering household chores buying groceries and taking a walk with or without your dog are all great opportunities to think ever since getting an activity tracker, I try to walk 10 000 steps per day which is why I often end up taking a long one to two-hour walk in the evening. 

I often spend this time thinking about how I can make former new books more remarkable what I could create that is so new and unfamiliar that it takes things to a whole new level and so on. 

The next time you have some downtime in which you do menial tasks latch on to a big problem trying to see subproblems of it break it down and solve it.

Lesson no 3: Three quit work at the same time each day and stick to it. 

Mr Cal Newport has a habit of ending his workday at 5:30 pm every day with no emails, no internet, no to-do lists, no computer after that he describes his practice in this seven-year-old blog post and while his systems evolve planning both work and free time has remained a constant factor.

Your brain needs some space each night to wind down and it won't get that if you have an as much as possible work ethic limit yourself by quitting work and not checking email or even better shutting down your computer at the same time each day.

This way you'll have a fixed slot of free time every day to recuperate your mind will keep working below the surface but you won't burn yourself out by working around the clock, for example, I let inbox pause move my email to my inbox at 11am and 6pm. 

After I check it for the second time at 6pm I wrap up work and shut down my laptop most days it's a work and progress so I can then exercise and have a proper dinner and I feel much better for it

Deep Work Book Review

I've only checked out some previews read excerpts interviews with cal articles on his blog and the summary on Blinkist for this one so far but I can't wait to get my hands on it. 

I've been moving towards a deep work mindset already and I'm feeling more productive than ever.

I highly recommend you explore the concept of deep work what else can you learn from the blinks

  • What switching cost is and how it hurts your productivity? 
  • How much time do workers spend jumping from distraction to distraction it's more than half?
  • Which three rituals can help you be more intentional about your deep work? 
  • Why you should try being selective about using technology?
  • How to use your calendar the right way? 

Who would I recommend the deep work summary to the 19-year-old who aspires to a career as a creative the 35-year-old consultant who's bombarded with notifications every day and anyone who thinks their attention span is too short.

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