The daily capacity for deep work ranges from 1 to 4 hours

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




, Newport brings up the research by Anders Ericsson on deliberate practice. In their seminal paper, they find that someone new to the practice can muster around one hour daily, while those familiar with the method can achieve around 4 hours, but rarely more.

As Newport paints the act of deliberate practice and 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...
as roughly the same thing, he transfers the time limit and ability to increase it to 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...
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While this limitation might feel daunting at first, it is actually liberating: If this is a human limit, anyone can only spend 4 hours a day doing their most important work. Therefore, you do not need to force yourself to do more meaningful work than that, meaning you have more time to enjoy life and relax. See 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...
and Attention is a finite resource and requires downtime to replenishAttention 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 World]] by drawing from "Attention restoration theory"

According to ART, concentrating requires "...