What Would Happen If You Took Thursday and Friday Off?

I was reading a seemingly harmless post by Tim Ferriss about his latest TV appearances (remember that guy?), and at the end of the post he asks a very hard question.

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you arranged to take Thursday and/or Friday off?

Typically, most people’s Fridays aren’t that productive (mine included), so I can understand taking Fridays off.  But Thursdays as well? That’s just crazy talk.

what would happen if you took friday offBut is it? Tim did it.  And really, if anyone has any excuse not take 2 days off at the end of a work week, it’s Tim.  The man is promoting a best-selling book, yet he knows that his physical/emotional/mental needs are more important in the long run, and plans a little excursion to Costa Rica.

Let’s take a lesson from Tim.  The least we can do is to take the weekend off. Make the rest of this weekend as stress-free as possible and enjoy it.  Unplug for a day or two, and come back refreshed.

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  • glen July 8, 2007, 2:23 pm

    Wow, great thoughts Tim! Thinking of your mind/body as the only car you’d ever own is a great comparison. Have fun in Maui, and have a Mohito for me ;)

  • Tim Ferriss July 8, 2007, 2:41 am

    Hi Glen!

    Taking that time off — I actually took from Thurs. to Tues. off — was the best thing I’ve done in the last two weeks. My thinking is 10-times sharper than before, and I actually made so much progress this W-Fri. that I’m off to Maui from tomorrow to next Friday.

    To quote Warren Buffett: If you only had one car for the rest of your life, how would you treat it? Oil changes more often than necessary? Of course. Your mind and body are that car. The most successful racers all take pit stops.

    Have a great weekend!

    Tim Ferriss