Striking the Work/Life Balance

Striking the Work/Life Balance

For all you fellow business owners out there, you know that owning your own business is one of the greatest things you can do. Being the boss, setting your own schedule, choosing where you work, how you work, what you wear to work…it’s all the tops. But at the end of the day, it’s still a job, and like any job, has its own set of pitfalls.

For us, our biggest issue seems to be working too much. Because we are the ones making all the decisions, answering all the phone calls and emails, and taking all the meetings (which don’t misunderstand, we love) — work is always on the brain. Everything seems to remind us of making chocolate—from the palm trees that make our sugar to the scooters we drive to deliver it.

All of that said, sometimes we have to enforce a bit of mandatory work-life balance, AKA, time to relax. For us, this means beach time, foot massages, or most often—watch trashy TV and vegetate. What can I say, we love Netflix. As I said to a friend recently, sometimes you just need to let your brain leak out your ear a little bit.

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a hen’s night for a dear friend who was getting married. As part of our evening we thought it would be fun to pop some popcorn, it turned out to be quite a popular snack. So of course, I suggested to Paul that we ought to make popcorn part of our regular TV watching routine. Not to be outdone himself, Paul suggested we dip the popcorn in chocolate. Boom shakalaka!

We dipped our popcorn in our Cacao + Pink Salt chocolate and the sweet and salty combo was amazeballs. Paul suggests adding nuts to make little clusters if you want to get fancy with it. We just dipped, set and ate. The only problem…it disappeared a little too quickly.