Working from home is a real treat if you’re able to do so, but it can also be challenging due to the lack of physical separation between your work and home life. An amazing way to break up the monotony is to go on a workation, which makes the most of a flexible work schedule.
A workation is when you travel to a new place while maintaining your remote work schedule. It’s like a vacation except for the fact that you still bring everything you need to work (and you ideally choose a location that is conducive to peaceful focus).
Since you will be working on this trip, choosing a calm location is crucial; busy places like outdoor seating at a popular cafe are probably not the best ideas. Try going to a cabin in the woods with a view and outdoor patio space. Alternatively, a quiet coffee shop or coworking space in a new city can be equally as refreshing.
Workations are an opportunity to mentally reset, cultivate greater work-life balance, and rethink how work makes you feel. Your environment could profoundly affect your productivity. Being in the same exact place every day might make you feel stuck or feel more susceptible to burnout.
These types of trips are great for anyone who may not have much PTO available or have people in their lives who want to go places without getting anchored by someone's busy work schedule.
You could take mini workations by going somewhere for the day to work that you normally wouldn't, like a friend’s house or an outdoor space like a public park or garden.