We all love to take some time off and have a carefree vacation or holiday, but in today’s busy world this is getting harder and harder to pull off. Does this mean you should skip that dream trip and stay in the office? No way! In this article, I am going to give you some tips on how to stay productive at work no matter where in the world you are. I will also show you a few ways to manage your time better to keep you off of your computer in the hotel and on the beaches, slopes or wherever you choose to spend your precious time off.
This may go against what your idea of a vacation but it can definitely help you maximize your off time. Try to give yourself a set period every day for getting some work done. This may also be very helpful with time zone differences if you need to stay in contact with colleagues or clients. The hardest part of this may be sticking to your schedule, so make sure you stick to it and don’t let your work time run into your “you” time.
2. Virtual Assistant
This one may not be for everyone, but an excellent virtual assistant can be worth their weight in gold. With today’s connectivity and the progress being made in many developing countries finding a virtual assistant is easier than ever. I have extensive experience with this and can not speak highly enough about some of the people I have found in the Philippines. They speak perfect English are well educated and very tech savvy. With sites like onlinejobs.ph, you can find the right assistant to meet your needs, from people to handle mundane tasks like replying to emails and making calls to highly skilled and well-trained tech specialists. A good virtual assistant is an excellent way to not only lighten your load but raise your productivity from anywhere.
3. Stay Connected With a Colleague
This one may be a lot easier said than done depending on where you like to travel, but it is almost always possible. It can be beneficial for your peace of mind to just keep in touch with someone from the office or your business. Staying up to date on what’s going on in your professional life can make it easier to relax on your off time. Or when a situation that needs your attention arrises you can handle it at once. There are also many tools out today that make staying connected more effortless than ever. From apps like Whatsapp and Skype to hardware like international wifi hotspots, I am sure there is something out there to suit your needs.
These are just a few tricks that I have learned, and I hope that sharing them with you will help you get the most out of your time off without the stress of falling behind in your professional life.