The office isn’t Costa Rica, and it’s also not the beach. But instead it’s getting out of the office. Stepping away from emails. Being out in the country. Being away from the hustle and bustle and instead being at the beach and the mountains.
In those places, it’s like having my own office. More time to think and write. Spending time with the best company. Having the best views and the best time to think. And of course having time to meditate and do more yoga.
Instead of writing emails to clients, I wrote blog posts, scribbled in my journal, and took photos. I caught up with friends and did yoga in the sunlight. And in the end I felt renewed and had more ideas than ever. I even started the blog for Yoga 100 (and now have a lot more participants) and managed to come back to happier … all while having an experience I won’t forget.
In short, we are often very productive at work and at home. But sometimes, it’s good to change things up and find your secret office. Sometimes you can get more done than ever, all in just a few hours, and spend the rest of the time enjoying the trip.
Just a thought.
(This is a view from my office in Costa Rica)