This is how I study 10 hours a day! - Deepstash

We are living in a world of distractions. Whether it is our Television, Smartphone notifications, or even our family members. Everyone tends to distract us for their unusual requests especially when we are at Deep Work.If you have noticed when you are working on something whether it’s writing, reading, or even playing video games for more than 30 mins, your concentration deeply attached to the game or the thing you are doing. 

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Learn to track your time even your distractions

Tracking your times gives you the ability to highlight on things that you are doing, how much you spend time on Studying or Watching Youtube. We need to track our time, for eg: how much we were focused, or how long we were studying, practicing, or learning new skill, or even how much time we have wasted on the Internet infinity pools rather than being productive.

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The point is not only to track your time, also to learn from the past mistakes with data. We often don't notice how much we have gone through facebook so it will be easy for you too remember next time, exactly how much time have you wasted on Facebook.

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Control your Smartphone

We are often greeted by the apps on our smartphones whether it is Your friend has posted a photo on Instagram or “Watch it before it’s gone” posts on Twitter. Our mind is always curious. 

Before negotiating with your distracted brain saying “Oh, it’s urgent. I have to look at this post”. Learn to block all these apps. Yes, it’s daunting to be ancient or sage. Or you are worried you will miss out on the trend or the news. Understand, anyway the important news will always find you.

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Perhaps, your smartphone can be a powerful tool. It can be turned from a candy machine to a high-end tool, that you can use for your productivity. For example, it’s a great calculator, a great health tracker, mini notes store, your little kindle, or a great time tracker or even a camera. 

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Our brain is like a battery. Every time it needs to be recharged, our battery gets sucked out when we work. To perform better we need to recharge our battery.

Remember the Ancient age, we were all hunter-gathers. Our job was to basically collect food and survive. We used to walk, run, jump. We weren’t screen tappers or pencil pushers. To recharge our battery, all we have to eat, take a break, exercise. 

The best way to Recharge is, Enjoying nature or Meditation. 

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Your body functions like a machine, so it makes sense that the fuel you provide to your machine is directly correlated positively or negatively to your performance. If you habit of feeding your machine poisonous elements, then indeed it will start to malfunction over time. If not it will run healthy forever.

Also, realize that your nutrition plays a significant role in determining your focus as well. 

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If you are an introvert, I believe you don’t have the word “No” in your dictionary. Honestly, it’s brutal to get rejected. So, we don’t want our closed to feel rejected. We don’t want to hurt anyone. But it’s not about hurting anyone. It’s not even, “I don’t have time for this” thing. Realize, “It’s just not your priority.” 

Start rejecting awful request. Understand your priorities and spend your time according to it.

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No one is perfect in this world. Whatever you do has not to be perfect. Don’t seek perfection, it the path to Procrastination and thus zero progress.

It is always okay to make mistakes, cause remember mistake is always a technique to figure out what didn’t work on your plan to be productive for eg: You scrolled through a lot of facebook post last night which disturbed your sleep and you woke up late. So what's should be done to avoid mistakes?

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Everyone improves with a lesson learned from a failure. If we missed out on the data on how we performed we will never be able to change our errors. To miss out on the errors all we need to do is, gather our daily activities. What we did, how much time we did.

And there comes the ‘highlight’ part, we should review our day every day. What we read, how we performed today. What’s to finish, what will be my priority tomorrow, and so on.

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