It’s nice to work anywhere in the world. You get to travel the vastness of this planet and earn money along the way. Remote work is one of the best because it gives you the chance to explore incredible places all the while you’re earning from doing something you’re passionate about. It sounds like an absolute dream come true.
That being said, it’s almost as great or as bad as working at home. Sometimes, you’re concentration and focus is being divided and becoming lazy and complacent is apparent. It’s hard, even if you have found inspiration in the place you found yourself in. Maybe it’s a lot different working outside than working at home. Nonetheless, let’s see if we can help you make the whole ordeal better.
- Better and secure internet
This is perhaps the most important thing to have while working. It’s the only source of “work” you have. Without it, you aren’t really working and there’s no way for you to get connected to said work.
- Different time zones? Set focus blocks
You’re going to end up in different time zones than the rest of your team. Make sure that doesn’t bother you or stress you out. Focus on the time of the day from where YOU are. You’re still working the same amount of time, anyway.
- Keep an open mind
You’ll be in areas where people living there will have different opinions and beliefs than you. You can do your research, of course, but always be ready to learn more and be understanding.
- Anchors of stability
Things and items that make the new places you stay in home. Things like your favourite pillow, your special coffee cup and coffee beans, your own flavouring and ketchup and maybe an air freshener that reminds you of home.
- Stick to your normal routine
Don’t let the new time zones bother you. It may be different from the last, but jetlag will be worse if you don’t stick to your own schedule. Stick to the usual activities you do after waking up.
- Set aside some time for exploring
What’s the use of travelling to work if you can’t even explore the country you set foot in? Set a time that you can go explore the country at your own pace. It can be before or after work or both.
- Don’t work during your breaks and cut-off time
Since you’ve already set a time and a schedule for your work, after the cut-off time, don’t open any emails or read any responses. You can do that in the morning on the next day.
- The right gear!
High quality gear is needed. Since travelling could wear them down, your laptop, phone, external batter and so on need to be the toughest of the bunch.
- Travel comfortably and light
Don’t carry around a heavy bag. That makes travelling tiring and you might not want to do it anymore.