The trend is your friend


Some days, everything seems to go wrong. The day is filled with problems or complaints, you struggle to get your work done, you don’t want to talk to anyone or do anything, you just want to go home.


Leave work. Take the rest of the day off.

Go home and lay on the sofa or go to the park and get some fresh air. Get some rest and reboot your brain and come back the next day, refreshed and recharged.

Don’t fight the trend, investors say.

Typically, we don’t do this. When we have a bad day we muscle our way through it. We have things to get done, hours to bill, people who rely on us, so we don’t even consider stopping. But that’s ego talking. Sometimes, you have to give yourself a break.

Many a day, I left the office early and went to a bookstore or for a drive. Or I sat in a coffee shop and read a book or wrote in a journal. I turned my problems over to my subconscious mind and let it figure things out.

And it almost always did.

When I went back to work the next day, the problems were still there and I had work to catch up on, but I felt better and got the work done.

Because I didn’t fight the trend.

But here’s the thing. The trend goes two ways. When you’re having a great day and feel like you can do no wrong, you might want to take the rest of the day off, to reward yourself.

Go eat some cherry cheesecake. Your work will still be there tomorrow.

Earn more, work less