Sten Vesterli's Blog

Work Fewer Hours

You are working too many hours and not getting enough done. It’s gotten worse during the pandemic where people have been working even more hours from home.

Some people who get paid by the hour. For them, working more hours equates to more money. But for most IT professionals, working more hours simple means less time for the rest of your lift. Sadly, the additional hours do not create value for anyone. You can always spend extra time refactoring or attending another status meeting.

Track how many hours you work this week. Next week, work one hour less. You will find that knowing you have less time will focus your attention. You will get just as much done.

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