Travelling has a way of replacing your normal routine with a much more irregular schedule. For many people, travelling means a different sleeping schedule, different eating habits and potentially less exercise then back at home. Here are four tips to stay productive on vacation.
Plan Your Schedule
Regardless of whether you’re travelling for business or vacation, creating a travel itinerary is a smart move. This allows you to see how your time is being spent each day of your trip and can highlight open gaps of time that can be used to accomplish work.
Control Your Environment
When travelling, it’s important to prepare for the unexpected. If you find yourself on a noisy train or bus or even at a loud café, headphones can help drown out distracting background noise that prevents you from doing work you are trying to complete.
Limit Meal Portions
When travelling, many of us tend to leave certain habits back home, such as diet. We often view time in a new place as an opportunity to have novel experiences, such as trying different food dishes. But before you rush to the first restaurant to catch your eye, remember, it’s best to eat numerous small meals–opposed to a few large ones. Consuming smaller portions helps keep your energy levels high and prevents you from feeling tired and lethargic.
Implementing this into your routine, when travelling or at home, will allow you to be more productive and focused throughout the day.
Leave Time for Yourself
We should all strive to be productive with our time; however, an exhausted mind won’t be capable of tackling a new project so, make sure to recognize when you’ve reached that point and take time for a break. Whether it’s reading a book, watching a tv show or just taking a nap, take the time to unwind before doing more work.