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Book Annotation: "Deep Work" by Cal Newport

If you’re at all into productivity-hacking, self-improvement, or in general maximizing your life, this book is for you.

Hellooo readers! If you are someone who is goal oriented, obsessed with productivity, have read a lot of self-help books already without getting into real implementation and need a practical guide to begin your journey towards your utopian daily schedule, then give this one a try.

“The task of a craftsman, they conclude, is not to generate meaning, but rather to cultivate in himself the skill of discerning the meanings that are already there.

This book will teach you multiple lessons on productivity and how to ignore the frivolous and focus on the important. It emphasizes on how to be productive and not busy, how to avoid distractions and respect the time you have.

It is organized in two sections:

1. The first convinces you of the importance and necessity of deep work in order to live a fulfilling and productive life.

2. The second part of the book begins to offer practical advises on cultivating a deep work routine along with tactics to refine and preserve it constantly.

I found the following concepts most useful:

- Adopting a scarcity mind set when it comes to your time.

-Developing a shut-down ritual: To avoid unfinished business nibbling away at your brain like those little fish that nibble your feet, he suggests a daily “shutdown ritual” to wind down your work day. A final check of the email inbox; a review of task lists; a plan for the next day.

But there's a lot more to learn from the book. Dive in soon!

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