On business trips, I am pretty good about keeping my routine. But if it’s a date weekend with my wife in Vegas, the routine goes out the window! Then it’s late nights and naked mornings in bed until we get room service for breakfast around noon.
I would not want to waste those precious mornings in the gym or huddled over a laptop. These are my rarest and most important mornings. I have no interest in turning myself into a hyper-efficient automaton of productivity. I aspire to work hard, create wonderful things, and cultivate deep and meaningful relationships, which are the core of a happy life experience. My work is a big part of who I am, but it is not everything.