We immediately defaulted to the ‘important/urgent’ stuff. Sara (my wife) said she was a bit sad (although we’d all agreed to go back to normal). She’s task / work focussed as a freelancer, as am I. We naturally default to doing work in work hours. But wouldn’t an occasional memorable moments day be worth while? A day to remember? (Crafting one of these is a core part of the Day Crafting Body-clock Workbook.)
This, for me, highlights the hidden rules that we carry around. The rules that govern what we’re comfortable doing, e.g. it’s a work day I must be being productive. I could force myself away from my desk but the hidden rules in my head would prevent me from ‘enjoying’ myself – whereas, if the power is off, the argument is stopped, someone or something has set me free. (The Day Crafting Productivity Workbook takes a deep dive into this specifically.)
The same is true in the evening and weekends. Different rules. Tim Smit from the Eden Project would take his team out to a restaurant in the evening to make important/creative decisions because he knew they would have a different set of rules they would normally have during the day. Perhaps he knew they would be in their rebound stage of chronorhythm where creativity is better.
But, what a crafting project it would be for the Day Crafter, to be free of the rules that come from ... where? Society? Protestant work ethic? Childhood conditioning? ...
Maybe I should just pull all the fuses out of the wall more often.