“Being busy is a form of laziness-lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.” -unknown
The 9-5 Illusion
There was some sort of tradition created in which made employees seem to need 8 hours a workday, usually from 9:00 AM. to 5:00 P.M., to accomplish their jobs and tasks. Often there is no incentive to use that time well. So, what do most people do? Since they’re stuck in that position for that amount of time, they are compelled to create activities to fill that time. In result, time is wasted because of the abundance of it. It is an age-old tradition in the work culture and has become one of those challenging habits to break. Think about it, how in the world does everyone need exactly 8 hours to accomplish their work?
You have an 8-hour workday, you fill those 8 hours. You get a 12-hour workday, you fill those 12 hours with “stuff” to do. Now, you forgot that you had to pick up your kids at 2:00 P.M. and it’s already 12:00 P.M. You miraculously complete all your work that is due that day within those 2 hours.
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