I’ve just come back from a 2-week vacation with my family.
What’s rare is not the vacation.
What’s rare is not working at all during the vacation.
Granted, I did bring my laptop with me, but I didn’t even touch it.
If you don’t mind some narcissistic pics I managed to capture, here they are…
You might be wondering what’s so special about taking a vacation without working. For you, it might not be something special. But for me… after years of always having to work (albeit only a little) during vacations, this time it was a completely different story.
Most people follow the 8-hour work day schedule.
They get up in the morning, work, take a lunch break, work again, then call it a day.
The question is: why do we work 8 hours a day? Have you really stopped and thought about that?
Let’s revisit history and see how the 8-hour work day came about.
It all started in the Industrial Revolution when factories wanted to increase their output. In order to achieve this, they had their workers work very long hours. We’re talking as much as 18 hours per day for 6 days a week.
It wasn’t until a man by the name of Robert Owen who suggested that work hours be dramatically reduced that the 8-hour work day came about. Owen came up with the phrase “8 hours labour, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest”.
So that’s the 8-hour work day was ‘founded’ a few hundred years ago in the late 18th century.
This is 2017.