Focused, productive, mind free and be present to enjoy the moments. In the back of my mind, our trip was also an unique opportunity to challenge my own habits and achieve a long wanted disciplined/organized/more focused/lighter behavior.
In the practical point of view, I quickly realized that mental habits and behaviors cannot be so easily changed, even in an extreme break from our old life patterns. Even on a completely free travel with no real obligations, like we are doing now!
Besides being lazy and really not disciplined, my past few years in consulting gave me an awesome business background but left also a harsh side effect: I've become less patient than ever, very anxious and easily stressed out when outcomes are not perfect. So I wanted to take the advantage of time and changing environment to work on those weaknesses to become more what I'd like to be!
Well, specially because we have decided to make this project while travelling, we have always a great amount of work to do, lots of prep work and not so much time for report what is happening. This generates a certain level of frustration and creates a little pressure. Under this circumstances, my behavior has just continued exactly the same as before the trip. (I know what some people might be thinking now: Poor Renata, who is with him 24 hours a day! :) But no worries! We still manage it pretty well)