I was reading Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work.

The common pattern and learning were:

People left their brains on autopilot. 

  1. Some went for long walks.
  2. Some started day with a cup of coffee, tea or music. 
  3. Some had lots of cigars 
  4. Others like Jung built their own house in the jungle where they would do their work at peace. 

Once you develop this habit, a daily ritual the brain stops getting distracted. You get into your world where you are super productive. Cal Newport calls it Deep Work and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls it Flow. 

To be productive, you have to stick to a daily routine and over some time, everything starts happening on its own. 

To make use of this precious time of your life, you need to find your ritual and stick to it for a long period aka dispose of it to Type 2 brain. 

During the time of reading the book, I created some rituals for myself. I am following some of it, while some will still take time to take on to autopilot. Our life is a continuously evolving journey.