We humans are pretty funny.
If our bosses told us to take a day off, we would praise our bosses to the heavens.
When the King of the heavens tells us to take a day off, we protest. Don’t tell us what to do!
Among the Ten Commandments, we find this: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. – Exodus 20:9a.
We get annoyed with the first part. We should pay more attention to the second part. Six days you shall labor and do all your work.
My students sometimes ask, “How do you get so much done, Mr. Thomas?” It’s simple. I work six days a week. I work 52 more days a year than most people. In terms of work, that’s almost two extra months a year!
On the seventh day, I do no work at all. No emails. No Latin. No Greek. No mowing the yard. No work at all. You can email me on Sunday if you like, but I will not respond.
I am not the only one who does this. Time management expert Brian Tracy recommends the same schedule.
Work only five or six days per week, and rest completely on the seventh day. Every single study in this area shows that you will be far more productive in the five or six days that you work if you take one or two days off completely than you ever would be if you worked straight through for seven days.
During this time off, do not catch up on reports, organize your desk, prepare proposals, or do anything else that requires mental effort. Simply let your mind relax completely, and get busy doing things with your family and friends.
You can read the rest of his blog on the subject here: http://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/relax-and-recharge-completely/
Want to get more done? Dump the term “weekend”. Replace it with this: Six days you shall labor and do all your work.
Have a productive Saturday!
Dwane Thomas’ Tip of the Week, February 11, 2017