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Boost Your Productivity While Traveling By Using These 5 Strategies

Angelina Rose
Boost Your Productivity While Traveling By Using These 5 Strategies

Irrespective of whether you love traveling or hate it, travel can dent your productivity badly. You reach airport hours before the flight then you have to pass through airport security. If you are traveling from one corner of the world to another, it would take many hours to get there.

Imagine spending the same amount of time in your office during the workday. How much you can achieve? Ever wish you could be as productive while you are travel as you are at work? If yes, then this article is for you. You will learn about proven strategies that will help you stay productive even while you are traveling. Read on to find out more.

  1. Adjust To Different Sleep Cycles

One of the worst things that happen to you when you travel is that it disrupts your sleep cycle. When you are traveling from one corner of the world to another, you will also have to deal with different time zones. Then there is jet lag. All this prevents you from getting eight hours of good night sleep.

As a result, you always feel tired and drowsy. The best way to get over this problem is to adjust your sleep cycle to either a biphasic cycle and everyman cycle, which breaks up your sleep into split patterns. Although, it might take a long time to get used to a new sleep cycle but if you are a frequent travel then, adjusting your sleep cycle might come in handy.

  1. Depend on Audio

Whether you are navigating the airport, driving or dealing with lack of Wi-Fi, you won’t be able to work on most important tasks. Don’t let all these hassles come in the way of your productivity. Use that time to listen to some audio recordings of older meetings, listen to audiobooks or listen to some podcast that can improve your skills. Try to expand your professional horizon. There is no shortage of audio content on the web and you can get access to them and make the most of your time.

  1. Prepare Travel Specific Tasks

If you think you can work as you are in your office on dual monitor setup while you are on luxury yacht rental in Dubai, this is not going to happen. If you want to stay productive while you are traveling, you need to create a list of travel specific tasks. Remember that you have limited space and limited Wi-Fi connectivity, so your list of travel specific tasks should contain tasks that you can perform with limited connectivity and in limited space. Be prepared to work offline for the next few hours as you might struggle to find internet connection if you are traveling to some remote islands.

  1. Keep an Eye Out For Co-Working Spaces

With the trend of co-working spaces gaining momentum, you can easily find co-working spaces in a city you are traveling to. Instead of going straight to the meeting room or hotel, it is better to check in at one of these co-working spaces. Not only do you get space to work but also offered coffee. The biggest advantage with coworking spaces is that you get a peaceful, distraction-free environment, which is all that you need to be ultra-productive. This way, you can get more done and relax at the same time.

  1. Say “No” and Delegate

When you are on luxury yacht charter in Dubai, you might get an email requesting you to make urgent changes to the project you are working on. If you can make these changes and send it back to client while traveling, its good but it is not possible, you should tell the client about it and say “No”. Tell them that you are traveling and can not make the requested changes right now. If it is an emergency or urgent work, you can consider delegating it to someone else who can handle it on your behalf.

Here is what Steve Jobs had to say about it, “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”

Which strategies do you use to stay productive while you are traveling? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section below.


Angelina Rose
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