It was the overwhelming sense of boredom that finally sent me over the edge.
Work wasn’t fun. Fun was always the same. I bought a one-way ticket to Australia and have since worked my way through 25 different countries. As you can imagine, my work became a little more fun, and my fun became a little less routine.
But as is the case, work is work. I still spend full days on my computer, writing, editing, emailing, designing, uploading, and posting. Don’t get me wrong–I am afforded a lot of freedom with this lifestyle, but I am also directly responsible for my own successes, which means I am directly responsible for my own failures.
Small failures can feel like big ones, and it’s easy to feel guilty when not enough work gets done. I don’t usually have deadlines, so when things don’t get done, that’s on me. It’s actually a lot of pressure.
Hacking Work on the Road
I’ve found that having a routine is the fastest way to success; finding the thing that works, and sticking with it, day after day. You can’t work differently every day and expect to end up with consistent results. But there are ways to find routine in an otherwise unroutine lifestyle.
One of the best things about working online is being able to work where I want. If I so choose (and often I do), I can work from my bed, eating delivery chicken wings, completely naked. Though remarkably satisfying, this isn’t sustainable. So how do I get work done on the road?
Coffee shops. And house music.
When I’m traveling, I set up my office in coffee shops all over the world. All I need is a laptop and a pair of headphones. This way, work feels a lot less like work. It feels more like a workation, every single day.
The Pullman Workation
Pullman Hotels have just launched their new Workation Campaign, inspired by the essence of the Pullman Global Nomad Campaign. They strive to create the perfect blend of business and leisure accommodation, so every day on the road can feel like equal parts work and travel.
And in case you’re wondering what I’m really listening to in coffee shops around the world, here are a few of my favorite mixes this week:
How do you get through the work day? Let us know in the comments below!