Different types of burnout require different solutions.
You can probably count on your fingers the number of times you’ve completed 8 hours of work in an 8-hour workday. Whether it’s endless meetings, constant emails, or coworkers popping in for a “quick chat,” your productivity rarely makes it through the day.
The problem is that when you design your to-do list for an 8-hour workday but end up with just 1-2 hours of productive time, you’re going to be in trouble.
The Depth Deck
The idea behind the depth deck is simple. Identify one or two deep projects that are important to your professional life.
For each project, identify one or two concrete next steps that:
- require deep work;
- are self-contained in the sense that they have a single focus and a clear criteria for when they’re completed.