Can you believe this is the one of the ridges overlooking my home valley of Palolo!?! I can literally see my house from up here - as well as a nice chunk of eastern O'ahu! (Below is a 28 second panorama of the incredible views which encompass Waikiki all the way to Hawai'i Kai!)
I took a short break from my adventure on the Lanipo Ridge hike to create a vlog all about balancing the right amount of work and play in order to get the most out of every day.
To me, getting the most out of every day is all about being productive as well as being happy. Happiness can encompass connecting with friends, making time for healthy habits, family time, and so much more. It can be easy to feel like one must work all day every day when working from home and for yourself, but creating a work schedule with time off for your 'happy activities' included really does wonders all around.
Personally, I know I get more computer-y business-y type work done when I give myself XX number of hours to work (usually 1-3) and then it's break time or alternate project time, versus forcing myself to stay glued to my computer for 6-8 hours no matter how many times I let myself get distracted. Plus, being with close friends or going on a hike or visiting an art gallery really does wonders for inspiration and refreshment of the soul!
So have a little listen and enjoy the view, and maybe think about how you can incorporate a bit more joy in your life.... and not at the expense of production, but in order to enhance it!
Feel free to leave me a comment about any tricks or tips you've learned about balancing your business/creative/fun time effectively!
PS For all my $10+ Patreon Members, check out the next post for your two reference photos for the month of April from this ridge hike!
originally posted: March 31, 2017