So, what exactly is deep work?
Los Angeles-based psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., says the concept was originally coined by author Cal Newport, where he defines deep work as the engaging in a practice that cultivates a person’s ability to focus on and be present for a specific task. In terms of work, you’d be free of social media. When having an important discussion with your partner, you would turn off all phones and outside voices, to zero-in on one another. When processing trauma or emotions, you may sit quietly and give your full attention to journaling or meditating. It takes many forms, but the point is to, well, dig deep.
Yvonne Thomas Ph.D. is a relationship therapist in Los Angeles. To read the full article “What Exactly Is Deep Work – And Is It As Life Changing As Everyone Says It Is?” visit glam.com.