How to stay productive while traveling?
Are you an entrepreneur and have you the opportunity to match work and travel? Lucky you! But one of the most difficult things about traveling is having the skill to stay productive while you’re on the road. It’s tricky to balance the time you need to be getting things done and staying on deadline with enjoying yourself and having a good time. Here are some tips and tricks that you can apply to stay focused and productive while traveling!
1/ Have a specific daily schedule or routine and stick to it
Put together a daily schedule (hour-by-hour) that helps you keep on track with everything you need to get done. I prefer to start the day with things I want to do least or that will take the most brain power. Once you’ve created your own daily schedule at home, make sure you stick to it when you’re traveling! It’s the best way you’ll be able to stay on task just like you do at home. If you normally wake up at 7am for your workout, do your best to wake up at 7am for a workout when you’re gone. If you do your creative tasks at 9am every day, do your creative tasks then. You can alter your schedule based on your situation, but at least you will have an idea of how the day should break down.
2/ Use the time on your flight wisely
If you really want to make the most of your time during your travels, use the down-time on your flight to your advantage. You can use this time to get plenty of work done. F.e. write those follow-up emails, blog posts, edit pictures, schedule your social media, listen to podcasts, finally read that book, etc.
3/ Plan ahead and prioritize
If you know you’re going to be traveling, plan ahead and prioritize your schedule. What does that look like for you? It can mean finish all the big projects you are working on so you just have to work on some details while traveling or follow up the project, planning blog posts and social media for the time you are traveling, cleaning your house and do the laundry so everything is clean when you come home, etc. There’s no need to create more stress during travel if you can just plan ahead and prioritize effectively.
4/ Keep a healthy lifestyle
One of the biggest things that will bring you down and keep you off the productive path while you’re traveling is having an unhealthy lifestyle. Make sure you’re staying active every day, drinking lots of water, and eating balanced meals.
5/ Make time for yourself
The most important thing here is that you make sure to take time for yourself. Always set aside time to enjoy yourself, relax, and explore the place you’re traveling. It will give your brain some time to decompress and enjoy the little things so you’re fresh and ready to go when it’s time to start working again.
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