I am on a mission to show the world that living a Balanced Lifestyle is possible, but only if you try and put in the effort to make it work.
Over the course of the next 2 months I will be putting my Work-Life Balance to the test as I work remotely while traveling across South East Asia.
While many think I’m crazy trying to juggle a full-time job on the road, I find the challenge stimulating and a great learning experience.
I will admit, trying to fit your average 9-5 work day is not easy, but with extra effort and good wifi connection it can be done
Below are key points I’ve learned while trying to live a balanced life working and traveling:
- Stay connected!
Having internet connection is essential to my job. While there is usually wifi in the locations I have traveled to, internet connection can be slow or inconsistant at times. During times like these my internet USB key has saved the day! Having an internet USB is a good back up to have if you would like to stay connected 24/7.
I work on Pacific Standard Time (PST), but I’m currently traveling on APAC Time where the time difference can be anywhere from 13-15hrs difference depending on the country and location. Having to work with different time zones is difficult because it can ruin your sleeping pattern. While I’ve only been traveling for 15days the average amount of hours I sleep is 3-4hrs a night. It helps to take naps and rest in the middle of the day, to recharge batteries.
- Capture the Moments.
The chance to balance work and travel, only happens once in a lifetime and I want to capture every moment of it! It’s good to take lots of pictures and videos to capture these moments where travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind! (Tip: upload pictures to your computer after each day so you have copies of photos backed up)
- Workout on the Road.
While working on the road it is important to get a daily dose of body movement in. Whether its a jog on the beach or swim in the pool, its good to get some type of exercise in.
At the end of each day its good write down a recap of the things you did that day. I like to write a list of things that made my day, like foods, songs, places, & moments, so when I look back I can refer to my list and remember all the cool things that made that day unique.
Do you have any tips on How to Work and Travel While on the Road?