Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal wrote a a great blog post today on whether we really need two whole days away from work each week. You probably read his post already because you spend your Sundays online, reading blogs and tweeting about football, just like you would at work tomorrow. But his post got me thinking—why stop with weekends? Let's get rid of eyelids too.
First, let's make sure that everyone understands what "work" means: typing hundreds (sometimes thousands!) of words, checking Twitter, watching videos, reading blogs and websites, checking Twitter again. You know, work.
But wait, does that also sound like your Sunday afternoon?
For many professionals it seems, Sunday is less a "day off" than it is to do similar things as you might do while "at work" but without the infrastructure and bureaucracy of being "on the job."
He's right. It seems that not everyone needs a "day off" to maintain a healthy distance between their "life" and "the thing they are bound by hunger and societal norms to do for money" so as to keep a modicum of "sanity" and not "squeeze their wireless mouse until it breaks and the warmth runs through their knuckles staring at photos of decorative latte foam atop splayed newspaper pages."
It all adds up to wasted money and opportunity. Tweeting about brunch or a 4,000 word article on castle turrets you didn't actually read would be a lot better if you were professionally and financially obligated to do so.
Which brings me to eyelids, the "weekends of eyes." Tired of missing opportunities every four seconds to create more content and build my brand, I removed mine. The result was, well, eye-popping. There are plenty of great eye lubricants out there to keep you moist and protected, and here's a link to my step-by-step instructions for removing yours.
This is 2013—it's time to do away with the staid, outmoded, 20th century idea of what productivity truly is (and also eyelids).