5 Benefits of Working on a Holiday: A Reflection on January 2nd
After eating, drinking, watching sports and seeing family for what seemed like a month over the holidays, I headed into work early Monday morning on January 2nd.
I quickly realized it was actually a holiday for most people as I drove with about one third of the usual amount of traffic.
That’s not the only good thing about working when hardly anyone else is…
5 Benefits of Working When Nearly Everyone Else Isn’t:
- It’s an easier drive. Traffic was light and it seemed like everyone was in a happier state because of it. Actually saw some other drivers smiling which startled me at first…but it definitely changes one’s mood to have a clear path where they normally don’t.
- It’s quiet in the office. You have time to think. You might even read instead of just scanning because you don’t feel rushed from the activity around you.
- There aren’t any “Fake Emergencies” or “Not Really Crises of the Day.” Don’t underestimate the significance of this because It makes the day more productive and less stressful.
- You have time to focus on your unique ability, whether you want to or not. I had no choice but to dig into creative, strategic solutions. No chance of putting off that challenging but enjoyable work to instead focus on tactical implementation tasks.
- Clients who are working are also able to think, focus, read and talk. I had multiple relaxed and productive client conversations.
Now I remember why I worked some Black Fridays when I was in Corporate America because you get shit done and do what you’re good at then have a quick, easy drive home.
Happy New Year. Hope your 2023 is UnBULLievable.