I’ve spoken before on my reasons for leaving Facebook, and an unexpected benefit has been an increased capacity for what can be termed “Deep Work”.
This is when I get in a state of mind where I can effortlessly spend long stretches of time involved in meaningful work. The requirements for this? Less distractions, notifications, and superficial communication.
Essentially, a quiet room.
What is incredible about this type of work is that it does not follow the 80/20 rule, but goes much further than that. I estimate that I do 99% of my meaningful work in what probably amounts to less than an average of 30 minutes of work per day.
The awesome thing is, I am just getting started with this, and like anything, I expect to get better the more I practice.
Being able to consistently do deep work is a huge plus. At exactly the time when there are more and more distractions, the results from deep work are exactly what everyone in the world values most.