Have you spent a few weeks, or months, working from home, to wonder if you would be able to take a week trip to work remotely from a cabin in the woods without having to take time off work? How about a national park or a different country?
With the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021 many people were awakened to the joys of remote working. Millions of office workers will not only be able to work from home but work from anywhere in the world! The opportunity to combine travel and work has never been so available. Remote employees can now reclaim the countless hours they spent commuting to and from work while exploring the world.
Let’s have a look at some tips that can help you maximize productivity while working remotely.
1. Take time for “self-care” –
Remote working has tons of advantages, but one downside is work's ability to “come home” with us. Whether it's yoga, running, yoga, or long walks, take a little time each workday to make sure you are ready for the day.
2. Embrace the upside of working remotely
As a remote worker, you can take care of everyday things, like the laundry, while on your down time at work. Take the extra time each day to keep up with old friends, make new friends, or go on an adventure. Now that you are working remotely you can take your talent on the road and see all those places you used to daydream about.
3. Find Community
Life is easier when we have a community so find a way to meet other remote working professionals. Some tips include joining a coworking space, joining a slack group, going to virtual networking events, or joining a travel community like Chicago Group Travel.
4. Minimize Distractions
In the world we live in it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that we all love our phones just a little too much! How many times a day do you check your phone? Like most of you I can’t even count! To maximize productivity, take away the things that prevent you from being productive.
5. Remote work’ doesn’t mean ‘less work’ but it does encourage us to work more efficiently.
Like most of us you probably spent too much time drinking coffee and reminiscing about the weekend with colleagues while at work. Replace the time you spent mindlessly surfing the web with activities that #MaximizeYourFiveToNine.