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!

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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.
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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]


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