How to Have a Three-Day Weekend Every Week
We really wanted to make the title to this post:
“How to Have an Extra Day Off Every Week Without Working More Hours in the Remaining Four Days and Without Sacrificing Productivity.”
But it seemed a little long!
We have a three-day weekend coming up here in the United States. It’s Labor Day.
It got us thinking:
What if you had more time for leisure?
What if you didn’t need to labor so much?
What if every weekend was a three-day weekend?
It’s not such a novel idea. Frank Bettger did it. More employers are considering a four-day work week.
What would it take for you?
You could work more hours over four days. It’s a step in the right direction if you want more time for play, one of the five elements of BIGG success.
Your leisure time is bunched up instead of being spread over the week.
But it’s still just a tradeoff. Why settle for a quid pro quo?
So ask yourself a question to get to the crux of the issue:
What if you could be more productive?
Is it possible to get ten hours worth of results in eight hours? Or twelve hours in ten hours, depending on how long you typically work.
This is the question we often ask ourselves. And we know it’s possible. Or more accurately stated, we won’t accept that it’s impossible.
So we have to figure out how.
Conduct a time audit
We’ve started by measuring our activities. So we’re doing a time audit.
It may not sound like fun. But it’s temporary. And an incredible tool to discover waste.
Every fifteen minutes, we record what we’re doing at that moment. We set an alarm to remind us that it’s time.
We’re going to do it over a two week period. We feel this will cover a typical week for us.
Sure, it’s a bit of a pain. Sure, we could be doing something else.
But when we’re done, we’ll know better if we’re wasting time. And if we are, we’ll know where.
Then we can make corrections. And move on to testing something else to be more productive. It leads to BIGG success!
How have you increased your productivity?
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