Picture this: You take a seat at your desk, a hot cup of coffee in your favorite mug in hand, you boot up the screen, and it’s the same feeling you had yesterday. And that feeling you had yesterday is the feeling you had the day before, and so on. It might be time for you to take an adventure.
If your remote work life is feeling tedious and repetitive, it’s time for you to take a much-needed workation (“work” + “vacation”). But how are you supposed to do that, where are you supposed to go, and how will you manage to keep your work-life balance in check?
In this guide, we’ll go over all the steps it will take for you to take your much-needed workation, from notifying your boss to taking flight.
- Notify Your Boss and Coworkers
First thing’s first, before you even start to plan your destination, you need to get approval for your workation before you do anything else. You don’t want to seem presumptuous and head out without anybody knowing.
Send your manager an email, instant message, or notify them in a video call that you need a change of scenery. By notifying them exactly when you are traveling and where you intend to go, you are keeping your professional sphere looped in and aware of your daily situation. Make this process easier on everybody involved by requesting your travel days completely off.
- Plan Your Trip
Are you looking to enjoy a workation in a big city like New York or Los Angeles, or are you more in the mood to get a low-key Kiahwah Island vacation rental? No matter your ideal workation, make sure that the place where you plan to stay has a reliable internet connection and a work space where you can get everything done without letting your travel bug compromise your work and productivity.
- Set Boundaries
Knowing your professional and personal boundaries is an essential part of taking a successful workation. Let anybody you’re travelling with know that you are not able to engage with them during working hours of your family vacation.
On the other hand, a workation is still a vacation. You need to make sure that your managers and coworkers know when you are off the clock. This is essential to striking a perfect work-life balance during your remote work vacation.
Now that you know how to take a workation, you can take flight to your dream destination.