I've been reading Deep Work by Cal Newport 📙 lately and the idea of "deep work" really speaks to me. Deep work is described as the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task for extended periods of time. ⌚
I often get distracted easily as I have a lot of browser tabs open, which is not surprising given the type of work I do. I know many other people face this problem too. 🙁
So I wanted to ask those of you who've conquered this. How did you achieve it? How do you minimize distractions and achieve your peak focus state? 💯
I personally try to use multiple browsers and/or context-based browser windows whenever possible. So, for example, I always have a few important tabs running on my main browser window. If I have to, say, write an article while doing research side by side, I open a new window and do everything related to that particular task (writing the article) in this window. 🤓 Once I'm done, I close all the tabs and go back to the main window.
That's just one of the things I do, but it's not a perfect solution, and it doesn't cover all types of distractions. I'm very interested in hearing what techniques you all use. 😃