That long of a workday means that I can be very flexible without feeling behind. If I need to run any sort of errand, I do. If I need to stay home a morning, I do. If I need to come home “early”, I do. And I can do that without feeling like I’ve meaningfully eaten into my work, which is a major stressor for me. It means there is some space in my day for play and exploration.
He and I share our love of mornings. But I also like this quoted bit because my entire reason for getting to the office earlier than everyone else is selfish. I want the freedom to bug out whenever I want.
Here is my typical day. Where is yours?