Many of us look at business founders and CEOs as having reached the pinnacle of success and therefore the ultimate “Good Life.” They might have millions in their bank account, but contrary to popular belief, they’re not spending their days lounging on yachts or playing golf on exotic islands. In fact, the results of a recent Harvard study revealed that CEOs work around 62.5 hours a week, including weekends and so-called vacation days (compare that to the average American worker’s 44 hours a week). However, as more and more billion-dollar companies have started tapping into the secrets of wellness, many high-powered leaders are embracing the importance of unplugging and taking some real time off. That doesn’t mean they’re wasting it.
From finding inspiration in travel to gaining new insight by quieting their minds, here’s how some of the world’s top CEOs utilize their days away from the office.