Deep Work Extension (rough rough draft)
Recap: A while a ago, I read a book called Deepwork. Then I decided to keep track of my studying/work data to improve my focus and productivity.
New developments: Besides tracking how much time I spend doing what, along with sub-tasks. I also track additional information about a task, such as
Focus (from 1 to 0): my focus during the time Motivatoin: punishing for low focus or being distracted
Difficulty (from 1 to 2): the difficulty of the task Motivation: reward more taking on difficult task. Some times I am less focused because it is hard.
Leverage (from 1 to 2): the importance of the task that I am doing Motivation: reward for working on important things
And then I will multiply the time I spent on a task to all the coefficients to get an adjusted Productivity score for the task.
At the end of the day, I can see Things I work on, How much time I spent working on them, And an overall score of my adjusted productivity
To automate calculations of adjusted productivity, I shift data platform from google doc to google spread sheet.
Here are my thoughts on my new experiments: Pros: Data is much more organize Many computations are easier
Cons: Less description Haven’t fully integrated tracking the metrics and analyzing them yet Have to create a new sheet for each day, at some point I have to develop some tools to store everything in a sort of database.
Things to do: Assign leverage and difficulties on some tasks, such as School work in general should have leverage 1 Job apps stuff should have leverage and difficulty 1.5 Daily reflection and daily planning are in a critical stage right now so the first 15min should be 1.4/1.5 the rest should probably be 1.