9. Set a deadline. - Deepstash
9. Set a deadline.

9. Set a deadline.

If you're working on a complex task, it takes an average of 90 minutes to accomplish anything worthwhile--and about 30 minutes just to get your mind on the task.

Once you are in the flow, set a concentrated period of time--and when the time runs out, stop. It's easier to stay focused when you have an end in sight.

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Set a timer for 30 minutes. During that time stay focused on your work. When the timer goes off, set it again for 10 minutes, and rewards yourself with a fun activity like YouTube videos, chatting with friends, or reading a book.ย After 10 minutes, reset the 30-minute timer and get back to ...

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A $588 Billion/Year Loss (only in U.S.)

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Even though, getting into the focused state takes a while but once we are in it, the productive flow

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