Do you live for the weekend? I certainly do at the moment, but am trying to change my mindset and look forward to Mondays, maybe even Tuesdays.
This idea that we have to work Monday-Friday 9-5 is something of an odd things in today’s age where we are now able to conduct business remotely from pretty much anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet or have 4G or LTE connection.
Honestly I hate going into the office. Especially when I waste about 2 hours of my day commuting. I know that most people have a long commute here in London and will utilise that time to work, read, sleep, listen to music, etc. I’ve used the time to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. However, when I plan to work from home I’m literally getting more done from 5am-8am then I do in an 8-5 day. I’m more focussed and get stuff done. No distractions from colleagues and phone calls.
But there is some benefit to the standard business hours and coming to an office which is the accessibility to your team members, the potential motivation by being around others, the social element, etc.
I visited the We Work office yesterday where a friend just set up shop for his hedge fund business. It’s a great environment with lots of motivated people. A place I would consider setting up shop when that happens. But I also don’t mind working from home which is much cheaper. Though the added value of an office space is about the networking, the mind set of working due to the environment, etc.
So bottom line what’s my point here? Don’t live for the weekend. Find a job or role that allows you to be flexible in what you do. But deliver your work as you would if you were working regular business hours.
Let’s get the weekend started!!