In this blog post, I’ll be sharing some of my best remote working tips and tricks. If you’re a digital nomad like me and love to travel while still keeping your job, read on. These days, remote work is more popular than ever. In fact, a study by Gallup found that 42% of the workforce telecommutes at least once a week. But it’s not for everyone. There are pros and cons to remote work and traveling abroad for work. Some people thrive in an office environment every day; others prefer to set their own schedule as they explore new places. However you choose to combine your love of travel with your career, these remote working tips will help you get the most out of your experience wherever you are in the world!
Don’t Forget to Stay in Touch
Even though you’re not sitting at your desk every day, you still need to stay in touch with your coworkers and your boss. You don’t want to fall off their radar completely, or they may assume you’ve left the company. One way to stay in touch while you’re traveling is to use online collaboration tools like Slack and Zoom. You can also set up weekly meetings with your team via video or Zoom so they can see how you’re doing and you can catch up on what’s been going on at the office. That way you can keep your remote work relationship healthy while still enjoying your travels. One thing to keep in mind is that you should never travel with work laptops, phones or other devices that contain sensitive company information. You never know what could happen to them. Instead, use your own personal devices when you’re on the road.
Manage Your Time Well
There’s no one way to manage your time as a remote worker. It really depends on your job, your company and your own personal work style. One way to think about it is in terms of “must-have” tasks and “nice-to-have” tasks. Your must-have tasks are things like your daily meetings, weekly tasks and anything that is due immediately. Your nice-to-have tasks are the things that you’d like to do but aren’t crucial to your job. And when you’re managing your time as a remote worker, you need to be ruthless about saying “no” to those nice-to-have tasks. They will only take away from the must-have tasks that need your immediate attention.
Exercise While You Can
If you work in an office, you might be able to squeeze in a quick workout at lunch. That’s not possible when you’re working remotely, especially if you’re traveling. While you can still get some exercise while you’re traveling, it’s important to make time for it. Studies have shown that regular exercise helps improve mental clarity, strengthens your immune system and can even improve your sleep quality. And, of course, exercise is an essential part of any healthy travel lifestyle. While you’re out exploring a new city, you’ll have plenty of time to sit in cafes and bars drinking coffee or cocktails. But you shouldn’t only do that.
Decide Where You’ll Work and Where You’ll Travel
Remote working will be most successful if you choose one place to work and another place to travel. Ideally, you’ll have an office environment where you can collaborate with your team and a location where you can explore and enjoy your travels. If you need to work in a major hub like London, New York or Hong Kong, you may not have as many travel options. That’s why it’s important to find a place where you can both work and travel. During your travels, you may also want to work remotely. For example, you could work as a travel blogger or work in an online job where you can set your own hours. Some remote work jobs that let you work from anywhere include writing, web development, virtual assisting and freelance design and graphics.
Plan Ahead for Remote Working Success
To have a successful remote working experience, you have to plan ahead. First, you need to get your company on board. Explain to your manager or HR representative how remote work will benefit everyone. When you’re setting up your work space, think about ergonomics. You don’t want to end up with back or wrist pain from poor posture. And make sure you have a good internet connection. You don’t want to be constantly frustrated by slow speeds or dropped connections. If you’re working while traveling, it’s helpful to set up a separate work space. You don’t want to be surrounded by travel photos and other distractions.
Working remotely is a great way to travel while still holding down a job. It gives you the freedom to explore the world while still remaining connected to your career. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before jumping into a remote working arrangement. First, make sure your company is open to remote work. Next, figure out where you’ll work and where you’ll travel. It’s also important to manage your time, exercise regularly and set up your work space for success.