The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders

#041: The Work Hard Play Hard Formula: Get More Done AND Have More Fun [Podcast]

April 6, 201426 min
Are you in need of some well-deserved time off? Yeah, me too. In this week's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I discuss the work hard play hard formula. This is how to be more productive AND carve out more time just for fun! Photo Credit: spDuchamp via Compfight cc If there is one thing we all need, it's more time off. I know what you're going to say, "But Jeff, what I really need is to be more productive! How can I get more done if I'm not working?!" Have no fear. Today I'll dive into the details and show you how you can have both. Listen to Episode #041 Subscribe to the Show To make sure you don't miss a single episode of the podcast, subscribe with your favorite platform. iTunes iHeartRadio Stitcher Spreaker RSS Rate the Podcast [how-to video] If you enjoyed the show, please rate and review my podcast in iTunes. I recorded a quick 2-minute video to show you exactly how it's done. This will help tremendously in getting the word out. Thanks a bunch! Behind the Scenes This week I share an effective mindset strategy I use to remind myself what I do best and how I overcome challenges when I lose focus. Tip of the Week This week's tip is a recommendation for one of my favorite podcasts that I listen to every week. The Read to Lead Podcast [hosted by Jeff Brown] Jon Acuff [author and blogger] Featured Content In this week's episode, I discuss the Work Hard Play Hard Formula: be more productive AND carve out more time just for fun!  How to work when it's time to work. How to completely enjoy your time off without thinking about work. Why you need more time off than you may realize. The Work Hard Play Hard Formula (Intense Work + Intense Relaxation) multiplied by X = 1 Full Day X = daily rhythms or energy cycles Resources Mentioned in the Show Why Working More Than 8 Hours a Day Can Kill You [Forbes article] Do What Matters, Then Do Nothing [blog post] Focused, Uninterrupted Blocks of Time [blog post] Announcements If you’re looking to significantly boost your productivity, I think you would love The 5 AM Blueprint, which is an affordable way to get direct, customized feedback from me to create an effective schedule for your ideal day. You can learn much more at To join The 5 AM Club, get a FREE copy of The 5 AM Miracle eBook, AND jump-start your morning, visit For my next podcast episode I will be discussing why amateurs fail and how to turn pro. I’ll share the moment when I finally took myself seriously and how it changed everything. Leave a Voice Message If you have a question or comment that you would like me to address on the podcast itself, I highly encourage you to send me a voice message, which I will play on the show. You can also email me your questions and comments. Download the Transcript Here you have access to the word-for-word transcript of the entire episode of the podcast. Actually, it's the exact outline and script I use to record the show. Enjoy! Download the Transcript.

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