How To Manage Freelance Work During A Holiday?
Freelance work can give us the luxury to combine work while enjoying a much awaited holiday travel with family members or loved ones. Learning to manage time properly is of great importance when situations like these occur, especially if you have a project that requires completion even while on vacation.
Here are some helpful tips that you can apply while spending a holiday and finishing a work deadline at the same time:
1. Gear yourself with the needed work materials and tools
If you will be travelling, then, it would be appropriate to properly gear yourself with all the needed gadgets, tools and other work materials that will allow you to do your freelance work while on holiday. Laptops, portable modem for internet connection especially if you are not sure if there is wifi connection in the area you are going, memory stick and other helpful tools must be included in your list of what to bring.
2. Schedule your working hours from holiday activities
Managing your time could help do more productive hours for work and play. Set a schedule of the activities you need to do in a day. Following a detailed list of what needs to be done will provide you more time to enjoy your holiday. If you need to do some work, find the best time when you can do it like when all the children are in bed exhausted from a day’s outing or getting up early the next day to catch up with work and have the remaining hours of the day for pure relaxation.
3. Find an appropriate working area
Finding an ideal workplace while on a holiday trip can be very challenging, especially if the environment is too inviting to just relax or have a dip in the pool. Find a quiet part of the place where you can focus on your work. If your hotel room has a balcony, then when everyone is out, confine yourself there and do as much work as you can without any disturbance while at the same time enjoying the fresh breeze or wonderful view.
4. Limit other forms of distraction
Since you are on a vacation, you cannot help if sometimes your surroundings isn’t too conducive for your concentration when doing work like children playing around or passersby if you intend to work in the hotel visitor’s lounge area. Arm yourself with a pair of quality earphones to lessen the noise and select a corner place to avoid getting distracted.
5. Have fun
Don’t forget that your main reason for going on a holiday is to have fun and relax yourself. Don’t stress yourself with the deadline. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the place and the chance to be with your loved ones. There is a time for everything, but at for now, you just need to relax and have fun even for an hour or two everyday while on leave, then, later continue whatever work that needs to be done. Proper allocation of your hours for all the activities in a day is important to make the most of your holiday.
Managing freelance work while on a holiday is really challenging, but if you are really determined to have fun even there is a rush work that cannot be put on hold, then, be prepared to make all the necessary adjustments. Keep in mind that your main reason for the holiday is to unwind and have quality time for yourself and your loved ones. Everything will be accomplished with a happy mood feeling. Energize yourself with the needed rest.