Start Living Your Dream instead of Dreaming Your Life!
My usual days are not typical 9-5 day as this is exactly how I want it to be. First of all I don’t have to rush to the office in the morning and can work in the comforts of my home or on the beach.
Having this flexibility in life has become essential to me and I could not imagine having my daily routines be dictated by externals anymore.
A balanced and healthy life is equally important to me. Therefore I eat healthy foods, do daily exercises, don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol – I do my best to live a balanced life and keep myself happy.
Finding the perfect balance in life takes a conscious effort at first but will become second nature after a while.
I generally get up around 8:00 and open the curtains and doors to welcome another sunny day.
I always start my days with some light exercise to wake me up – either I do some stretching and a short meditation or go to the pool and swim for 30 minutes. Afterwards I start preparing a healthy breakfast, which energizes me for the day ahead.
Before eating something, I have a glass of water with a clove of garlic and a big piece of ginger.
For breakfast I usually have a big fruit smoothie.
Since I’m living a very active lifestyle I also have a protein powder shake every morning in order to give my body back what it burns.
A typical untypical workday
After breakfast, which is around 09:30, I start to get ready by turning on my computer and phone. During the night my phone is on airplane mode to assure I have an undisturbed sleep and full rest.
My work day usually starts with checking my emails and website before I start writing new articles for my blog as well as reading through other people’s blogs out of the industry to keep on learning and stay up to date.
If I don’t have a client appointment, I try to use the morning hours for content creation because that is the time of the day where I have the best creative flow.
Being able to adapt my activities in alignment with the best performance times of my body and brain is another huge
advantage of an unconventional lifestyle and much more efficient than being forced to work from 9-5.
It’s proven that everybody has its own high performance times – some might have them before 9 am and other only after 5 pm. I’m grateful that I am able to listen and react to the needs and wants of my body and mind.
For lunch I usually go out to a local vegan restaurant because it is simple, cheap and aroi mak (delicious in Thai).
After lunch I meet up with my clients or keep on working for my website and blog.
In the afternoon I can slowly feel how my brain starts to slow down and my body wants to move. Therefore I use this time of the day for grocery shopping and exercising.
After having another protein shake I ride my bicycle to the local market which is a great warm up, buy some fresh fruits and vegetables and then either do a workout at home or go to the beach for a walk and swim.
My workouts are a combination of yoga and weight exercises with stretching and meditation and take about 1 hour of my time. Taking care of my body by making time for exercising is one of my top priorities.
In the past I would put work and other responsibilities over working out until I understood that I don’t perform well, if my body isn’t healthy.
We can only help other people when our body and mind is healthy and fully charged. Therefore I find it essential to live a healthy lifestyle made out of exercising, enough sleep and healthy food.
When I’m finished with my workout routine it is almost dinner time. I take a refreshing shower, do some work around the house and garden and start preparing dinner.
I like to keep my dinner small and light like a fruit or vegetable salad. Recently I also have re-discovered the health benefits of bananas and like to just have a banana smoothie for dinner.