Trish Weston floated the idea of a four hour day on Flying Solo. Her point is: Out of the eight official work hours, only four are truly productive. The rest is spent on stuff that doesn’t really add that much value.

I tend to work more efficiently when there is some sort of deadline. Making four hours of each day count is a form of deadline. Whole-day client engagements aside, I try and do everything on my to-do list that is scheduled for that day within four hours. The rest of the time I can then spend consciously on other things like reading and writing.

The saying that work will expand to fill the available time is true indeed! Limiting my work hours forces me to be more focused on doing the things that matter.

Read the articles:
Why I changed to a four hour day
Four lessons learnt from my four hour day

Have a go and let me know how it works out for you!