Yesterday as I was flicking through the paper and checking my phone, I came across a great article on modern working habits. According to the Guardian, Churchill himself through we would all be enjoying the benefits of a four day working week by now – thanks to technology. He argued that with so many gadgets now doing the work for us, there would be no need for us to be tied to our desks all week long.
How wrong he was.
For now the lines between work and play are more blurred than ever. Even while reading the piece, I had inadvertently checked my emails and text messages. Being available 24/7 is a big part of modern working life for millions of people and sometimes technology can actually hinder rather than help.
The three day weekend may be a while off yet – after all, it’s only been a hundred years or so since the weekend itself was even invented – but there are a few things we can do to help us all work, rest and play throughout the week.
Even one day off from the throngs of emails and calls can make all the difference to how you work. It’s not the first time I’ve found the solution to a problem while walking the dog or having a well-earned cuppa. No matter what it is you do, try to fit in some relaxation time into your working week and benefit for some much-needed down time. Enjoy!
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