The Hidden Workday


Last Wednesday, I had planned to take the day off to deal with some personal matters. Then things changed and it turned out I didn’t need to. Then I didn’t tell anybody (except my manager and direct report) and worked anyway. Most productive day of the week by far!

Though this wasn’t intentional, now I’m wondering if it should be (every so often).

Have you ever planned anything like this? A hidden workday devoid of meetings or pings or other interruptions? And if so, how often? Comment below, I’d love to know.

I’m thinking I could probably get away with this once a quarter pretty easily. Maybe even once a month? Maybe once a month when there aren’t already dedicated holidays (as I did here in the middle of April). I dunno. I’ll try this in June too and see what happens :)