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Goal of Productive Meditation is to take a period in which you’re occupied physically, but not mentally – walking, jogging, driving, showering – and focus your attention on a single well-defined professional problem

CAL NEWPORT

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  • Identify daily activities in which you are physically occupied, but mentally available
  • Like walking, jogging, showering, brushing teeth, cleaning your home, etc.
  • While engaging in such activities, focus your attention on a specific problem you want to solve

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  • Ability to deeply contemplate and work through your top challenges
  • Helps in directing and focusing your attention
  • Trains you to ignore distractions
  • Practice leads to develop Deep Thinking abilities

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The Science of Deep Work: Why deliberate practice works?

The neurological “success” aspect behind deliberate practice in any activity is myelin.

Myelin is a fatty tissue created by oligodendrocytes around neurons, acting like an insulator that allows neurons to fire faster and cleaner.

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