Scheduling every minute of your day is a way to reduce shallow work

When trying to eliminate shallow engagements, 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




recommends to try scheduling every minute of ones day. While this sounds strict and hard to keep up, the core idea here is not one of time management, but rather one of thoughtfulness.

The habit of constantly asking the question of "what makes sense for me to do with the time that remains" is what produces the results, not the fact that we rigorously stick to the answer. It is okay if the schedule gets frequently disrupted. The act of thoughtfully drafting a new one is what actually makes a difference here.

Newport suggests only around 30 to 50 percent of our time should be dedicated to shallow work on a given day.

A fixed schedule also helps with limiting the amount of work we do, as we can respect The daily capacity for deep work ranges from 1 to 4 hoursThe daily capacity for deep work ranges from 1 to 4 hours
In [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]], Newport brings up the research by Anders Ericsson on deliberate practice. In their seminal paper, they find that someone...
and utilize Parkinson's LawParkinson's Law

Parkinson's law states that work always fills the time available for its completion.
This translates to a very simple rule for productivity: Set deadlines.

Setting deadlines to work...