There are downtimes in my work that are created by productivity holes, and leave me with windows of opportunity such as this one. These allow me to relax my brain and enjoy the value that I’ve provided to my company. It is an amazing experience when you know you drove sales home. It’s like hitting a home run. And all of those are becoming predictable and recurring.
The reality when your work is like a harvest. You plant it once, and it keeps bringing you in the fruits of your labour, over and over and over again…. The value you bring from a short burst of work is perpetual. Doesn’t make me feel guilty.
You can sit in the office whole day long, but if your work doesn’t affect the bottom line: “What Difference does this make at that point?” Being mindful of your work is more important than keeping up appearances of being busy.