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 Apprentice Course.)
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 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.