Working while traveling, traveling while working, is there actually a difference?
In the age of the internet and mass communication, the web has, amongst many other things, enabled the creation of a free market and people who work as freelancers. There are plenty of fantastic benefits of working as a freelancer with no string attached to your client, flexible work hours and so on. But there are also plenty of problems that often come from a lack of organization skills.
Some of these problems don’t only happen to freelancers, but also to all people who travel a lot on business trips. One of the main concerns these people have is how can they organize their life for the better and what can they do to stay in shape? And these are the things we will cover today.
The key to staying in shape while traveling for work is in trying out a variety of sports and always trying to sneak them in while in another town or country. This can be especially great if you have a couple of colleagues on a business trip with you. Ask them to do something fun like bowling, golfing or tennis. These are all super fun activities you can do in groups and burn those calories. But a word of caution, all of these sports for unexperienced enthusiasts can cause spraying of your wrist. In that case, consider investing in a wrist compression sleeve and you should be just fine!
Also, don’t forget to eat properly while on your business trip. This can be overlooked easily because you can practically find all kind of food anywhere and everywhere but it’s vital to try and eat as healthily as possible. It’s easier to have control when you are the one making your own meals but you can always politely ask the waiter to recommend to you some healthy options they offer in their restaurant. In order to not get hungry while on the plane remember to always pack healthy snacks like granola or protein bars, fruit, and all the nuts you can think of!
Staying in shape while on a vacation or when traveling for an organized event like a bachelor party, can, believe it or not, be much tougher. Let’s say you are traveling to thrilling and beautiful Spain and you happen to find bachelor opportunities in Madrid for your best friend. Everything gets organized you have the best party ever, chug on countless beer and munch on greasy and fatty Spanish food and all of a sudden you realize you have been doing this for the past week!
Being with your friends whether on a vacation or a bachelor party can make us forget about our plans and goals. Because with friends we tend to forget all of our worries and just relax and don’t care about stuff. This is, of course, one of the best ways to blow off some steam from our hectic lives, but remember to limit yourself on these “days off”.
You can party all night long but even if you have a hangover drink a Virgin Mary eat a healthy breakfast and go for a run. You will feel much better and the hangover will go away as well.
For a person who’s working as a freelancer, or if you work in a field that requires you to travel a lot, life can get absolutely hectic. Some people love the thrill of always going somewhere, meeting new people, conquering new challenges and so. On the other hand, there are people who also love this lifestyle in theory and that’s because they haven’t figured out how to organize their life thoroughly. From what they wear and eat to when they work and sleep.
First, as a person who travels a lot, you should consider investing in proper travel gear that will make your life much easier. Freelancers and people who travel a lot practically live on their laptops and phones, so consider investing in a great rolling laptop bag. It will save your back from a lot of pain and it will have enough space to store some other essentials when going on a short trip. Having a rolling laptop bag where you always pack more or less the same stuff saves you time and your nerves.
But of course, first thing’s first – write everything down and plan in advance!
If in your job you have the freedom of planning your trips, workdays etc. in advance use that to the max! Buy yourself a nice bullet journal or a pretty notebook and write everything down. And we mean literally everything. That way you will get an overall picture of the days ahead of you and you can get prepared.
Speaking of being prepared, always make back-ups.
From backing up files on your laptop to scanning your ID and passport, we don’t want to make you paranoid but it’s better to be safe than sorry!
The downfalls of traveling a lot can often be reflected in the way our house looks. So before you go somewhere clean after yourself it will only take you a couple of minutes. We know that washing the dishes every day is super annoying and boring but it’s better to wash them for 10 minutes then to be stuck in front of the sink for 2 hours when you can use that time for something much better!
Also, try to not waste food and save money by buying only what you know you will eat. If you are a frequent traveler that means that the food you store in your fridge can often get spoiled after a few days. So make a shopping list and buy, especially fresh food, only a few days in advance.
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