Larry Myers

Daily Note

August 4, 2023

Why do we feel guilty about taking breaks at work? Fear of not looking like we’re a hard worker? I think this is one of the important reasons people like remote work. It frees us from the guilt of taking necessary breaks. When I am not being productive I get up from my desk and I go do something else. Yesterday I took my kids to the park and got them some much needed exercise. When I got back, barely an hour later, I sat down and wrote more code in 30 minutes that I had the previous 2 hours. I find the dichotomy between salaried employment and measurement of activity over results infuriating at times.