Hi everyone. A quick post today on a topic that I feel strongly about. Have you ever stopped to think: Why Do We Work 8 Hours a Day?
It’s always struck me as strange that people just accept that it’s OK for work to take up most of our time. For a lot of (most?) people, that is sadly the case. It’s madness – do you spend 8 hours a day with your children or other loved ones? Isn’t that far more important than working?!
And in any case, our output (results) should be more important than our input (time).
As I have said many times, when you’re on your death-bed you won’t be thinking “Gee I wish I’d worked more…”
This is also one of the reasons I became a freelance consultant. To have more flexibility with my time, and to be judged more on my results, and less on the amount of time I put in.
I will expand on this in a future post, but in the meantime check out this article which I found interesting about how we came to accept working 8 hours a day in the first place.