Adopt a Six Day Week
Posted on April 13, 2021
I love the idea of being productive, but I tend to burn myself out. It’s hard to find the right pace that allows steady progress with enough time to relax and recharge.
Back in 2010 my friend (and shareholder) Josh came up with a compelling idea about how the world might better balance the desire for productivity with the needs of our social well-being. He invented the Six Day Week, a radically simple way to tilt the calendar towards a better work-life balance. And all you have to do is kill Tuesday.
Read more about this idea here.
This proposal is to adopt Josh’s idea of the Six Day Week. I will work for four days and then take two days off. Research supports the idea that four days is more productive than five. And because I have no standing weekly engagements I can let my personal weekends drift within the confines of the Gregorian calendar.
If this vote passes I’ll spend the rest of April and all of May and June experimenting with a four day workweek followed by two days off. I’ll report back to the shareholders in my weekly emails on how it feels and how well it works.