Make Work Not Suck
I hit such a sick flow state today.
Brought my laptop down to the basement and would code while lifting, in-between sets. Somehow it was the most productive work session of the week. The blood was flowing, the code was pumping, it was great. I felt like Christian Bale from The Big Short.
(Yes, I'm aware of the code-bro bucket this post is putting me into. That's for a different post.)
My work day starts around 10:30am, and goes until around 4 or 5pm. In that time, I'm able to juice out about 4 hours of good, quality work. Everything else is kind of fluff. And that's working until I can't any more. Those times fluctuate day-to-day.
Why are typical work days 8 or 9 hours? Meetings, bloat, whatever. I'm glad I don't have to deal with it. Getting through a work day after waking up at 6:30 in the morning was horrible.
Glad I don't have to do any of that anymore.
Regardless of the timing of things, I'm more productive than I've ever been before. My time is my time, and when I use it how I want... that's when I'm most effective.
And I think that applies to most people. Find where, when, and what atmosphere you're most effective in. It makes the work easier and way more fun, and it can be entirely unique.
Working from home has its advantages, so use them before the world wakes up from the pandemic.
Make work not suck, at least for a little while.