When you love your job but you hate being hemmed into the office, the best solution for you is to travel and work at the same time. Remote working has become more and more possible in recent years, and with the coronavirus outbreak lately, we’ve all learned that most of us can work from home.
Going full time and freelancing is not the entire dream. The rest of it comes with the fact that you can go from place to place.
As long as you have an internet connection, you can work from anywhere in the world. Your dream can come true if you know that you can get a business address with virtual access to have while you’re away. All you need to do now is to get a plane ticket!
With this in mind, let’s take a look at how you can balance working and travelling and make the dream work.
1. Work out your hours
When you freelance, you have a lot of freedom. You can decide when you work while staying in touch with natural rhythms.
Paying attention to your productive work times and setting boundaries for work are both important. If you’re a morning person who works best when they get up, then you know that it’s the most efficient time for you to put the work in. There is a saying: sooner done, sooner finished.
You can finish your working day early and enjoy the places you go to when you balance your work!
2. Never plan more than three days at a time
Sure, have goals, but when it comes to moving around, never look more than two to three days at a time. Travel is not something that you can predict and you can’t always guess how your journey may go. However, you need to think about your internet access and the work that you need to get done.
Plan around that, and you’ll find that you can get your work done and see the world at the same time.
3. Balance is key
You can hack into your emails and check your mail at any time when you’re on the move, but do you want to be plagued with emails when you’re about to go water skiing? Of course, not! So, consider balancing your work with an awesome activity or two.
Keep your job unpredictable and your activities the same and everything will be great for your trip.
4. Pick the right projects
You need to work on your business as it needs to be worked on, and not beyond that. Whether you prefer the quick projects or working on long-term work, you need to know what projects you’re working on day to day.
Deadlines will interrupt your travel plans, so calculate how much time each project will take you and then work it out with your free time.
You can work and travel if you know how to provide balance in your life. Take time to work it out and you can have it all.
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post