Attention is a finite resource and requires downtime to replenish

Cal Newport justifies downtime in Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldBook - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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author: Cal Newport
title: Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world




by drawing from "Attention restoration theory"

According to ART, concentrating requires "directed attention" which is a finite resource. If we go too long without recharging it, we lose our ability to concentrate. If we consider that doing Deep WorkDeep Work
Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.

The entirety of [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Foc...
and concentrating is important (Deep work is an effort that creates new value, improves your skills and is hard to replicateDeep work is an effort that creates new value, improves your skills and is hard to replicate

These are the three properties that Cal Newport uses to define "[[Deep Work]]" in [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]]
Newport argues that this mode of work...
), this points towards downtime being beneficial to our career goals rather than detrimental.

In Video - The problem with most productivity adviceVideo - The problem with most productivity advice

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author: Matt D'Avella
title: The problem with most productivity advice
year: [[2022]]
url: Weblink




, Matt Davella interviews Greg Mckeown (author of "Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most"). The central related point of the interview is "Don't do more today than you can completely recover from by tomorrow." They suggest a systemized way of going about rest: Not only do we need lower boundaries for work (at least x amount of work), we should have an upper boundary as well (at most x amount, at most until x pm). This approach makes sense, as overworking is just another bad habit taken as the part of least resistance, see A job is actually easier to enjoy than freetimeA job is actually easier to enjoy than freetime
As reported in [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]], Csikszentmihalyi's research on flow states revealed that working is actually easier to enjoy than free time....

Another justification for downtime is that Downtime and relaxation aid insightDowntime and relaxation aid insight
[[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]] reports a study from Dijksterhuis, which makes a point that relaxing and taking breaks from work actually enhances the quali...

(Missing: exploration of the ART theory, empirical backing) This Theory will become another pointer for Attention is the new goldAttention is the new gold

Heavily WIP Zettel, as this hypothesis is still pretty early in development but could be the core of my strategy and research going forward
I conclude that the attention of people will become/...

Is this the same sentiment as ego depletion? What is the basis on that research right now?