I have to admit that even though travelling the world is so much fun and capturing content is what I love doing, at times it get's really hard. You have to stop yourself from thinking that you are on a holiday which is as I have discovered a weenie bit hard to do when you are clearly in a great new space of lovely surroundings and gorgeous sun and air. So in this post I wanted to share some of the tips I have acquired over the last few years of travelling and working on the go .
Take your work with you
I always travel with my laptop, my photography equipment and of course my Ipad (or two) and Iphone. 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, parks, coffee shops and hotel rooms serve a different purpose. All you need is wifi.
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 ( especially when it comes to pictures, i am one of those that takes 100 pics only to upload 1). 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 once read 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 Sunday to rest and write content and then a couple of hours in the morning to go to post or go through and finalise w
hat I want to share with you all. But my weekend is for writing and putting it all together which I will allocate a specific time during the day.
Don’t stress yourself out
Although this is an obvious one I’m sure that us working people can’t help but feel anxious about our to do’s and forever endless task list. But honestly, guys, if I could give you one piece of advice, is to allow yourself to accept that if you have a lot on, then 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 'I know' but once you manage to do even in the smallest dosages, magic happens. I have spoken on this before and I’m a true believer in seeing things in a positive light whatever it may be. Of course, this is not the case every single time but most times when I manage to do this successfully, most times amazing happens and that's every single time.
Here you have my top 3 tips for staying on top of your workload when travelling.
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.