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FLOWN gives you the physical and mental spaces you need to do deep work. Chances to step away, places to focus, spaces to create. It's time to get in the flow.
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What is deep work?

From Charles Darwin to Carl Jung, people who achieve big things tend to understand the importance of deep work. A term coined by Cal Newport in his book Deep Work, he describes it as “professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit”. It’s a work style and a lifestyle – and if you can cultivate deep work in yourself, you’ll be on the path to work-life satisfaction and boosted productivity.
Spark your thoughts
Focusing triggers a process called myelination around the active brain cells – essentially protecting your circuitry with a shiny substance that accelerates the electrical activity in your head.
Stay alert!
Seemingly innocent pings on IM actually rob you of hours. One study at the University of California, Irvine found that it takes more than 23 minutes to recover from distraction.
Go deep
Deeper work is good for business. Researchers at Harvard found that, by disconnecting a team of consultants from their endless alerts, productivity went up 40%.
"Rather than trying to stay on top of things, I am trying to get to the bottom of things."
Donald Knuth

Tales of those who deep work

Nobel Prize winning physics work demands solid chunks of uninterrupted time and concentration. The late, great physicist Richard Feynman had his own way of avoiding the burden of administrative work. “I tell everyone I don’t do anything,” he said. “If anyone asks me to be on a committee … I tell them I’m irresponsible.”
Comedy royalty John Cleese has spoken about the importance of uninterrupted solitude. On the podcast Secret Leaders, he says: “Normally we feel that if somebody knocks on the door of our office, we ought to let them in. You just have to say: ‘No, this is a period of extreme selfishness where I don’t want to be interrupted and I just want to be quiet and have fun and think.’”
Donald Knuth says his life changed for the better in 1990, when he gave up email. Yep, one of the legendary figures in computer science has no inbox. His focus on learning and understanding computer science means he ruthlessly eliminates trivial tasks. “What I do takes long hours of studying and uninterruptible concentration,” he says.

Making use of FLOWN to do deep work

Escape the shallows with a deep work escape
Book a FLOWN space to get away and work on the stuff that's meaningful to you. Our collection of properties is hand-picked and each space is kitted out with deep work in mind.
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Do deep work with other FLOWN members
Join a daily Flock session – our virtual accountability groups – to keep you committed to your goals and your momentum up.
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Learn how to work more deeply
Become a deep work expert with the FLOWN Academy, our bite-sized lessons on creativity and flow.
Inject play and creativity into your day
Take a randomly assigned FLOWN Quests during your break, so you can process your thinking and return to your work refreshed.
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Tickle your imagination
Ditch doomscrolling and indulge in mentally enriching ideas in the FLOWN Almanac.

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FLOWN HERE is a suite of tools to help you with focus, accountability, and creativity.


Join one of our facilitated deep work sessions, and get more done - in the company of our community - than you can imagine. Learn more


Take one of hundreds of challenges during your work break, to shift your perspectives and allow fresh ideas to flood in. Learn more


Delve into our wealth of instructional and inspirational content, including the FLOWN Academy and FLOWN Almanac.
FLOWN AWAY is a curated collection of local and remote homes and hotels that you and your team can use when you need to get away to work.


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  • Ideal workspace including monitor and lumbar-supported chair
  • Inspirational aspect and proximity to nature
  • Equipment to support team off-sites
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