How I ONLY Work 4 Hours a Day - How to Stay Focused - Deepstash
Deep Work v. Shallow Work

Distinguish between deep work and shallow work which are called deep work hours, from shallow work, in which

  • Deep work: hours in which you make real progress toward your goals
  • Shallow work: moments of the day in which you say you are productive, but you are not as focused in something meaningful as you would like

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Treat the Ability to Focus Like a Muscle

There is a way to train your focus, which will improve your performance. This can be done by:

  1. Creating artificial deadlines
  2. Get rid of distractions

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Chase the Goals That Are Most Meaningful

Set a Daily Highlight, in which you do an activity that will make some progress towards your goals

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Get Into a Routine

Each morning, block certain amount of hours (preferably at the same time) to do some amount of deep work

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Embrace the Satisfaction of Deep Work

Doing shallow work (e.g., replying to emails) all day, is not as satisfying as knowing you made some progress (having deep work hours)

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