I struggle with deep work. I think many of us do. There are so many buzz-buzz happening... on my laptop, phone, and even elsewhere. Yes, I just made a new phrase: buzz-buzz.
Today, I turned on my desktop's Do Not Disturb mode, quit all IM apps (mainly just XMPP 😉), practiced restraint on opening fedi (except for tooting tech related vents or asking for help), and guess what? Work went well!
I even began my day by half-forcing myself to sit through a forty-minute-long YouTube video before starting work at the usual time. It was enjoyable!
I'm going to try and cultivate this "focus" more.