THE RISE OF THE “WORKATION”!
The challenges of 2021 have added new elements to the traditional working week and have completely reshaped the way we think about work and leisure. The idea behind workation is basically what the word literally means – working + vacation. If you have been working from home for the last few months, a change of location might be very much welcomed. Escape the monotony of your home office and head away for a few days to refresh your mindset. Changing your location can really change your attitude towards the workday, whilst giving you a boost of motivation. The concept of working whilst on holiday is traditionally frowned upon as it was believed it blurred the lines between work and leisure, now seems like an appealing prospect, what with all other work-home lines anyway blurring this year.
This is the new concept of a vacation that combines business with leisure. With people working from home during this pandemic, this concept has become a much-needed escape and a great opportunity to take work on a holiday. With the new restrictions on travel in the current world, perhaps a city break in London will suffice? Experience the hustle and bustle of city life from the comfort of The Wesley Hotel, with plenty of meeting rooms, fantastic restaurants, and a comfortable room, what more could you ask for?
The Four Rules of a workation:
1.) You must make more money than you spend.
In order for workationing to be a consistent part of your life, you need to make more money on the road than you spend. This is easier than you think, especially in foreign countries, as long as you have got one of those work from anywhere jobs.
2.) You must travel light (carry-on + personal item).
You might not think that you can travel for 6+ weeks with just a carry-on and personal item, but you can – even if you have got a blow dryer, curling iron, and three pairs of shoes. All that stuff, when smartly packed, can fit into a small suitcase. If you are going to become a digital nomad you need to get comfortable with traveling light, because the alternative sometimes means carrying a 50-lb suitcase to a 6th-floor walk-up. If a taxi drops you off at the wrong place, you do not want to have to lug a giant bag around for miles. Plus, large suitcases cost A LOT more money when you are hopping cheap flights throughout Europe.
3.) You must focus on and stay in one place long enough to accomplish a goal.
This is an important point because if you’re traveling somewhere new every 3-7 days, you A) can’t fully take in the area and work B) you’ll be drained from the constant travel C) that the last point makes it really difficult to do good work. 2-6 weeks is ideal for workationing, and if you are not accomplishing a specific work task or goal by the time you leave, you did not have a workation…you had a vacation.
4.) Road karma is a thing, and you should always keep it positive.
If you have spent any time traveling, you know about road karma. It costs you nothing at all to be friendly to the people you meet along your journey, and that free kindness can pay dividends as you travel. Road karma is real, and you should learn it, love it, and live it.
You might not be able to fly to your favourite holiday destination this year, but it is important to keep your mind activated and a change of scenery can be great for this. Call us now to book your city workation!
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