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Good Rituals for Focused Work

Good Rituals for Focused Work

  • A good ritual should be accessible most of the time you plan to work. If you focus best in a library, but it is closed on weekends when you need it, it is not a good ritual.
  • It should assist with getting into work, not adding steps that turn it into a procrastination tool. _If you first need to meditate for ninety minutes, then drive for two hours to a log cabin before you start working, it is not effective.

Good rituals can be done quickly, on-demand, and help you get into focus. Pairing a consistent routine with focused work can help to direct your mind into a state of productivity. But rituals can also prevent you from moving into focused work and instead become a tool for procrastination.

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Consistently picking the same space for focused work will condition your brain to enter the right state of mind.

For any focused work session, we should prevent the distractions we can control.

The sign needn't be real - signaling to people you're going to do some focused work is enough.

We often struggle with internal distractions. We get restless, bored, frustrated, or anxious about the task.

Anxiety is a cause of procrastination. You feel your upcoming work will be difficult, so you find a way to distract yourself.

Wearing headphones can block out some of the ambient sounds and create a subtle barrier to being interrupted.

Keep a time log of when you do focused work throughout the day. It makes focus more noteworthy than the feeling of being busy all day.

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