There is nothing more fulfilling than being able to earn money in the comfort of your own home. In this day and age, when going out can put you and your health at risk, being productive at home is one of the many gifts the digital world has provided.
Perhaps your ideal working situation is working on your patio while getting some sun and wearing your swimsuit. Even if you don't need that type of extravagance, for every digital nomad, getting a freelance job that allows them to stay at home and still be productive is the most ideal.
The fact that your office can be anywhere is what makes working from home even more exciting. When you work from home, you have the freedom to work wherever you want to. You can do it by the beach or perhaps in your hotel room halfway across the world.
While professional and consistent work can still be achieved even when you are on those travel adventures, staying motivated and productive while traveling is one of the greatest challenges that freelancers often face.
How do you stay productive and efficient while working from home? Keep reading for some important motivational tips.
Before you make a plan on where to go, what sites to visit, or where to eat, make sure that you have planned your work ahead of time. If you need to produce more ahead of time in order to cover the days when you will be out, then do so.
Scuba diving or swimming side by side with the dolphins will be so much more enjoyable if you don't have tasks hanging above your shoulders. What you can do is make a list of all the tasks that need to be done. Are there any emails you need to return or perhaps any phone calls you need to make? It is a must that you have the task list on hand and the time frame when they need to be completed. All these could help you become more organized and productive at work.
When you have a solid plan before going on a trip, you are giving yourself something truly special -- enough time to rest and unwind. Create that stress-free environment even while being constructive at work. You know you can do it with a good plan on hand.
Instead of depending on WiFi connection in the area where you will be staying, make a plan where you can still be productive even while working offline. A lot of work can be completed during a 6-hour flight or even when you are staying in a remote area. Make good use of that.
Before sitting down and working on your tasks offline, make sure to conduct your online research to get those brain cells working. Remember that you can always read something online and give it your own spin. When is the best time to work on these tasks? It is when you are on a plane while sipping coffee or while staying soaked in the sun and getting that perfect tan.
Before you go off the grid, make sure that you have told your clients you are going to be out. Tell them how many days you expect to be out. Be honest with your clients. Do not make promises that you will be online when you know that you cannot be, because of the limited internet access in your vacation area.
In addition, make sure to stick to the deadline upon which you and the client have agreed. Stay in touch with your clients regularly and keep them posted on any future plans you may have. Let them know if there are changes, too, like in your flight schedule or when your boat will depart.
Should any issues arise, it is easier to explain everything to your client when you have kept them in the loop.
There is nothing worse than leaving something until the last minute. When deadlines are hanging over your head, it is impossible to enjoy that hard-earned vacation. All the stress from those pending workloads could cause you to lose sleep at night. Aren't you supposed to be working on those tasks? Why are you out and about getting that tan?
The key to staying productive, even while traveling, is to get yourself organized. Your standout performance and productivity are not about where you are working. Rather, it is about the commitment you can give to the task at hand. If you have created a list of tasks, communicated with your clients, and prepared everything before you left, you can only expect your work to keep its momentum still even if you are not there.
Working on the more significant projects bit by bit can help ease the stress. They help you stay on task. Be sure to carve out time each day to check on the tasks, update your clients, and update the work you have done offline. Staying organized will not only make you productive. It can inspire you to take on another vacation when you can.
Learning how to stay focused and motivated is one of the greatest blessings you could give yourself. It is not just about producing work. Rather, it is about having a grand time on vacation while continuing to be productive.
Embrace the life of a freelancer. Enjoy the perks that come with it. But still, be responsible enough to meet those deadlines or attend those webinars. After all, not everyone has been given the gift of working remotely. You are lucky, so take good care of the work that you have.
Enjoy it, but also give it your absolute best.
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