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Creating Work/Life Balance

Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park

How well have you done with work/life balance this summer? Our minds and bodies need time off from work to de-stress and recharge. Ironically, creating time off decreases our level of stress and increases our work productivity. It may seem counter-intuitive but it’s medically proven to be true.

 

Like you, sometimes it’s difficult to achieve the balance that I desire. Just this morning my wife, Lyn, and I wrestled with how to focus our attention today while staying near majestic Yellowstone National Park. How do we balance completing our business work so we can enjoy the beauty of America’s first national park. As a result, here I am completing this article before we set off to soak in the beauty of nature and recharge our souls. Lyn is wrapping up her tasks as well.

 

For more than 10 years, Lyn and I have operated our businesses as we have traveled throughout North America in our mobile office and home. We both have businesses that require consistent attention. It has been a continuing discovery process of figuring out how to live and work while full-time RVing. Our desire for work/life balance has enabled us to experience some of the most incredibly beautiful sights on the planet, stay connected with friends and family, while continuing to serve our wonderful clients as we roll.

 

To achieve our work/life balance, we stay put when we need to complete our work tasks, while building in time to seize sightseeing and re-creation opportunities that nourishes our souls.

 

This year our summer journey began on the Mogollon Rim in Arizona, then we headed to San Diego and followed U.S. Highway 101 up the Pacific coast of California, Oregon, and Washington. We have enjoyed

  • Pacific Coast beaches
  • Olympic National Park
  • Vancouver Island, B.C.
  • Mount Rainer National Park
  • Waterton-Glacier National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park, and
  • other beautiful places along the way that have made our hearts sing.

All this while balancing our commitments for continuing to do the work we love.

 

Hopefully you have invested time this summer to recharge your soul. If not, why not give your soul a break by setting aside some time this weekend to recharge? You deserve it!

 

Much success and fulfillment,

 

Ray

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