How I actually get work done when I travel

While working online might seem like the dream, it can get pretty stressful when it comes time to travel. If you ask any family members that I have, they will let you know that I try and stay off my computer or phone as much as possible, but that only is because I have created a routine that actually lets me get work done even if I’m traveling!

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Plan ahead!

This is something that I always do. It doesn’t matter if I’m going to be gone for a weekend or a month, I make sure that I have as much as done as I can! In order to get work done when I travel I start by planning out how many days I’m going to be gone, and I will figure out how much work I have to get done in that time period. Since I also am doing my MBA online, my workload can be heavy!

I’ll start planning everything out when it is about a month out of a trip, this is primarily for longer trips, or trips that are out of the country. I’ll sacrifice some time that I would take to do other things in order to get my work done. While it isn’t a fun thing to say, it’s true! As a matter of fact, I’m working ahead as I write this post for my trip to Italy in a few weeks!

Create a routine

I create a routine to get work done while I travel, but also as part of how I plan ahead. As I mentioned, I compare what I have to do while I’m on my trip so that I can manage everything. When I do work while I travel, I have designated times when I work, and I’ll get into that in a minute! I’m a huge advocate of working on something when you feel like it! There are days where I do a ton of work, and there are days when I don’t. Creating a routine is an easy way just to stay organized. Traveling can be stressful enough, honestly!

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Use your time wisely!

Seriously though! You would be surprised at how much time you can waste in a day. It always seems like I tend to waste MORE time when I have things I need to do. Part of my routine is just working when I feel like it unless there is something that NEEDS to be done, then I just suck it up and do it!

Even when I have to get work done while I travel, I still make sure that I’m using my time as best I can. If I’m on a train, ferry, or plane, I make sure to use that time to get ahead of anything that I need to get done. It allows me to enjoy my trip without feeling like I am pressured to get something done.

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