Deep work doesn’t have to mean that you disengage from what’s happening in the world. If anything, being rigorous with your focus will help you be more active and energized for activism, not less.
I began rereading the paperbacks on my bookshelf in an attempt to incorporate any type of stimulation that doesn’t involve a screen. (I also took up cross-stitching.) As I cracked open Cal Newport’s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World for a second pass, I realized just how relevant this book is to me right now. Like most of the world, I am distracted. Between rapid COVID-19 developments, Black Lives Matter making us come to terms with our privilege, and a looming presidential election, it’s hard not to be.
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