(In a world full of distractions / Di dunia yang penuh gangguan), (maintaining focus / untuk tetap fokus) is a tall order(prioritas utama). (You've probably already gotten / Kamu mungkin sudah mendapatkan) a new notification on your phone since opening this article. Not your fault. The key to increasing your productivity and actually getting things done without Instagram likes and group texts getting in the way is "deep work." (It's a skill that will take some practice / ini adalah keahlian yang akan membutuhkan banyak latihan), (but will pay off big time / namun akan terbayarkan hasilnya)

The Deep End

The term "deep work" (was coined by / diberi istilah oleh) Cal Newport, an author and associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He should know a thing or five about being productive: He earned a PhD from MIT (in just a few years / hanya dalam beberapa tahun saja), (has published / yang telah menerbitkan) five books and many academic papers, and blogs regularly, yet he's married with two kids and (rarely works on the weekends / jarang bekerja di hari libur). In addition to time blocking his entire workday the night before, Newport relies on his deep work skills to remain an enviously productive dude.

(He describes deep work as the following / Dia menggambarkan ...... sebagai): "Professional activities performed (in a state of / diistilahkan sebagai) distraction-free concentration that (push your cognitive capabilities to their limit / memaksa hingga batas kemampuannya). These efforts create new value, (improve your skills / meningkatkan kemampuan anda), and (are hard to replicate. / sulit untuk ditiru)" Some examples include writing a book, creating music, or solving a difficult problem. In contrast, there is shallow work: "Non-cognitively demanding, (logistical-style tasks / kerja yang membutuhkan logika), often performed (while distracted / ketika terganggu). These efforts tend to not create new value in the world and (are easy to replicate. / mudah untuk ditiru)" Examples include reading emails, filing expenses, and other easily checked items on your to-do list.

Time to Focus

In our distraction-heavy society, Newport (argues / menyatakan) that the ability (to access a state / untuk mencapai keadaan) of deep work is (becoming / menjadi) both more valuable and more rare. (Spending more time / menghabiskan waktu yang lebih banyak) in deep work than in shallow work is key to accomplishing more with your time.

Great, (so you can do this by just / jadi anda dapat melakukan ini semua dengan hanya) blocking off time to only do the thing you're trying to do, right? (Not exactly / Kurang tepat). (According to / menurut) Newport, the notification-heavy lives we live have trained our brains and reduced our attention spans. "(You have to treat your attention / Kamu harus memberi perhatian ) (with a lot of respect / dengan penuh perhatian), like a professional athlete might treat their body," Newport tells Entrepreneur. (Sharpening / mempertajam) your deep work skills (can be done with / dapat dilakukan dengan) intentional practice focusing and (removing distractions / menghilangkan gangguan). (The result / Hasilnya), according to Newport? (You'll be able / Anda akan bisa ) to learn (difficult things / hal-hal yang sulit) faster and create to the best of your ability.