Time shift

Most of the time I make my way to my desk around 9 or 9:30am and putter along through my day.

That gives me a decent amount of work time in the morning and then I do a few more hours after lunch.

However, sometimes, if I have a lot of work ahead of me or if I have a strict deadline, I get to my desk around 8am instead.

Usually, on those days, I enjoy a feeling of clear focus and it feels like I am striding forward through the busyness.

Today I found myself wondering if it is just the clarity of the deadline that gives me that feeling or if it is the fact that I started my work day earlier.

I’m sure rhe deadline is a major factor but I am going to get started early today to see how it affects my feelings about my workday.


(Ok, maybe not science. Maybe it’s just science adjacent. Carry on.)