Added July 2020
Mornings: Wake up early, deep work for up to four hours. Apps for research: Zotero, Scrivener.
Afternoons: Do shallow work, process captured thoughts, check email, plan next day, exercise.
Batch shallow tasks and meetings to reserve long blocks for deep work.
Take short breaks; don’t redirect attention.
Build focus muscles by meditating and minimizing internet use.
Environment: Light and air.
Intake: Coffee, modafinil, water. Avoid food comas by fasting until noon (or dinner).
Quick boosts: Walks, naps, music.
Books: Allen 2002 (flowchart), Newport 2016. For academics: Silvia 2007, Brennan 2020.
Articles: Todd 2017, Zerner 2017, Pink 2018.