Let’s be honest. Staying productive while traveling is not easy. In fact, it’s pretty much the biggest challenge you’ll face if you want to live this lifestyle and spend time in places most people only visit on vacation.
The last week has been a good reminder that. Although I managed to stick to almost all my deadlines, I also had way too much fun going on. Staying productive can be tough when there are so many new experiences to be had right on your doorstep.
I’m still learning and guiding my life as a digital nomad, however, I would like to share 3 important things you need to keep in mind if you want to really enjoy the benefits of working online while traveling the world.
In order to stay productive, you need to get used to the idea of traveling slowly. With so much to experience in each new destination, staying just a few days at every place you visit can make it hard for you to stay focused.
If you don’t rush like a backpacker, but really take the time to explore each destination and do what you love in your free time, your time will not only be more enjoyable but you will also spend less money than an ordinary traveller, whilst be almost as productive as if you were working from home.
Travel with another digital nomad
One of the best ways to stay productive while traveling is to travel with other digital nomads. It is a great motivation to be around other people who need to get work done as well, and who understand that this is not just a vacation. And at the same time, you can also remind each other to make the most out of your free time. Furthermore, you can share skills and ideas, support each other and enjoy all the advantages that you would normally only find in a coworking space.
You’ll be surprised how much work you can get done when you focus on getting the most important things out-of-the-way early in the morning. If you develop a good early morning routine of, say, productive work for 3-4 hours and a bit more in the evening, you will still have loads of time for activities in the afternoons.
Those were my 3 main tips. How about you? Do you have another item or tip to add?