As you may know, if you read my blog that I decided to leave my full-time office job in December and give my nomad life a chance. I always wanted a nomad life but at the end of 2017, I felt like the time is right. Staying on top of your workload when travelling can be challenging so I wanted to share some of the tips I acquired in the past that you may find useful.
I have to admit even though travelling the world is so much fun and capturing content is what I love doing, at times it gets really hard. You have to stop yourself from thinking that you are on a holiday which is as I have discovered a really hard thing to do. So in this post, I wanted to share some of the tips I acquired over the last couple of years of travelling and working on the road.
Take your work with you
I always travel with my laptop, my photography equipment and of course my glasses. I have a very light computer which is easy to carry around so I can pretty much set up my office anywhere. When this is the case you get surprised how airports, coffee shops and hotel rooms serve a different purpose. Not so many of you knew that I wear glasses but I need them for concentration and I really find this to be of big help to me especially when I write and edit photos. I’ve teamed up with Silhouette for this post to share their latest Alpha collection of timeless designs. These glasses are so discrete so I don’t have to feel insecure when I wear them in public. I think it’s important not to put any additional strain on your eyes especially if it limits your concentration so it’s important to feel comfortable when you have to get your work fone.
Forget that you are on the location and zone out
This is the one that I struggle with the most as I’m such a big lover of life and FOMO is something I suffer with on regular basis. I always feel like I’m missing out if I’m not exploring and I always end up with so much more content than initially anticipated so I figured the secret is to zone out and tell yourself that you will manage it all. There is no need to rush but bring your focus to one thing at one time. I’ve been reading this book called One Thing which teaches you that multitasking is a misconception and that most successful people in the world focus on one thing only. In the past I always multitasked and for example, I would answer emails whilst walking down the street (do not attempt this as it really distracts from your surrounding which can be dangerous) and always do two things at the same time, sometimes even more. This is a mistake as now I will allow myself a couple of hours in the morning to go through content, write and put it all together at a specific time during the day.
Don’t stress yourself out
Although this is an obvious one I’m sure that us working ladies can’t help but feel anxious about our to do’s and forever endless task list. Honestly, guys, if I could give you one piece of advice, is to allow yourself to accept that today may not be the best day to be productive but tomorrow is a new day. This will help you start fresh and anxiety-free the next day and nail it. I really think being stressed and scared are the feelings that we should work so hard to fight off which is the hardest thing to do but once you manage to do even in the smallest dosages, magic happens. I wrote about this before and I’m a true believer in seeing things in a positive light whatever it may be. This, of course, is not the case every single time but at times when I manage to do this successfully, sometimes amazing happens every time.
Here you have my top 3 tips for staying on top of your workload when travelling. I also wanted to say thank you to Silhoutte for working with me on this post as truly ever since getting their glasses, I have been wearing them every time I work regardless of where I am. Make sure you check them out especially if you are in need of a minimal timeless design that you can create yourself.
I would love to hear your thoughts on how you stay on top off your workload when travelling in my comments below.
Lots of love.