Well not exactly a hack, but I've taken to using my holidays rather differently as of recent years.
22 days holiday a year, with 8 bank hols, and come the spring summer months I spread these out over every Friday. For 6 months i'm pretty much part time, 4 day weeks fly by, 3 day weekends seem to last an eternity. Come winter i'm too busy at work to notice the grafting months.
A typical week off work for me is wasted, pottering around the house and not getting much done, complacent I can put it off till the day after. The week is quickly over and i'm back to the graft thinking what a waste of 5 days, I could had led the 3 day weekend dream for 5 weeks instead!
3 day weekends are always packed with getting stuff done, around the house, garden, life in general, and on the trails, i'm just more motivated and it feels great 6 months of short weeks and long weekends
Anyone else joining the part time for half a year movement, or thought of giving it a try?