Deep Work: Prioritizing Work That Matters

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1. Fixed Productivity Schedule

If it’s not on my calendar, then it doesn’t exist.

2. Deep Work

Do one thing well, and do it with focus and commitment. That’s the recipe for success, in my view.

3. Walk To Remember

These days, it’s easy to blur the lines between day and night in front of your laptop, especially in the winter months when you don’t get outside as much. Walking for an hour after lunch has become my time to connect with nature and breathe crisp, fresh air.

4. Notifications

My day used to be decided by constant pings and notifications — until I decided to do something about it. I used to check email, messaging and social media apps often and was addicted to the quick rewards. I became purposeful about which apps are on my phone: no work or social media apps. I thought I needed to be on 24/7 until I realized I didn’t. I have more time now to read and learn than I have in the past 10 years.

5. No Meeting Wednesdays

I block off Wednesdays to focus, think, learn and read. If we are constantly in reaction mode, there is little innovation or creativity. This day is meant to foster deep meaningful work, which cannot be completed in sporadic short breaks between meetings.

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