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Productivity,  Travel

8 Tips for Staying Productive While Travelling

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Are you wondering how to be more productive with remote work while traveling?

 

It can definitely be a challenge. Life on the road can be exhilarating. But even though you are working remotely while traveling, this lifestyle can also be exhausting, which hinders your productivity. That day of sightseeing you gifted yourself was incredible, but perhaps left you feeling drained of energy and motivation, or maybe you’re just plain sore from all of that great hiking you did?

The very act of traveling can also eat up a good share of the day. Luckily, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can help you work effectively while on the road.

Hone your Habits

As much as possible, stick to the same routine that made you successful at home. Create a comfortable space to work in. If it helps, bring personal items from home that make you feel at home. Every week, be sure to leave yourself enough time for rest, relaxing and exploring your destination.  

Ask yourself when you are most productive. Is it first thing in the morning, or in the evening? Whatever your answer, work then. You will get more work done in less time when you are at your best. Then you can go out and explore. Eat well and get plenty of sleep. 

Tools to Improve your Workflow

Wave Accounting

This is a free program to track basic expenses, keep track of your overall budget, and even set alerts for invoicing, etc. It works on both desktop and mobile, linking both so you always have this great tool at hand.

LastPass

If you don’t already have this, get it! It keeps track of every single password you will ever need. And we do have lots of them, don’t we? You just have to remember ONE password to get to all of the other ones you need.

Workfrom

This is an app that will tell you the best places to hunker down and get some work done, wherever you are. Places that have good wi-fi spots and worker-friendly cafes. The information is compiled from fellow digital nomads that are in the know.

Trello

A great tool for keeping track of all of your projects. This app is easy on the eyes, organizing your work into a system of cards for the type of work you do.

Slack

A groundbreaking team chat tool. It’s got several integration options and its capabilities make it one of the fastest-growing business tools in the market today. 

Other Tips and Tricks
 

Take little breaks. 

Don’t always be either working or on the move. Learn to just sit quietly and let your thoughts roam freely for a few minutes once or twice a day. Meditate. It can be just as good as taking a nap and will give you the little boost you need to keep going.

Stay in touch. 

When you’re travelling, it’s so important to keep in touch with loved ones. It keeps you centered and you’ll feel less lonely, especially when getting used to a new location.

Pamper yourself. 

Every once in a while, treat yourself to that incredible meal, or take a long bubble bath. Whatever you like to do for self-care, do it! 

You CAN be location independent and productive in your work life at the same time. You already have the self-motivation and knowledge in getting the job done. It’s all about working smarter, not harder while on the road. 

I am working on improving this blog, providing the best tips and know how on different topics related to travel, productivity and location independent lifestyle.

If you have questions, tips or want to add something to what I wrote, feel free to contact me and lets have a chat!