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Summer Tips: Working Remotely and While Traveling

Whether you’re working remotely from home or in a new country, it’s important to acknowledge your needs to find the work-life harmony that will help you feel your best. Here are some tips from the Branch team:



 
We’re nearing the end of August, one of the busiest months of the season. It’s time to make the most of remaining travel opportunities and refresh the mind to gear up for getting back into routines. Whether you’re working remotely from home or in a new country, it’s important to acknowledge your needs to find the work-life harmony that will help you feel your best.
 
We asked members of the Branch team to share some of their tips and best practices for working remotely from home or while traveling. Here is some of their advice:  
 

Limit Distractions At Home

 

"Designate one or a few workspaces around your house and stick to only working from there. That way, you can create physical and mental "work zones" for yourself and avoid distractions."

- Alyssa

Optimize Environments to be Work-Friendly While Traveling

 

“Working while traveling is one of the greatest advantages of remote and hybrid work. Over the past couple years, here’s what I’ve found helpful to keep in mind when doing so.

First, optimize your accommodations for a productive environment if you know you’ll be spending a few days working. Practically speaking, this means making sure you book a place that comes equipped with fast WiFi, a comfortable nook to work in (bonus points if it has a dedicated desk and office chair), and some privacy for calls or important meetings.

Second, get a few on-the-go work accessories that are portable enough to travel with (mouse, keyboard, and laptop stand are my go-to’s).”

- Torin

Schedule Around Different Time Zones

 
“Be transparent about the timezone you are in and try to cluster meetings at times of the day when your schedules overlap"
 
- Natalia

Unearth New Sources of Inspiration

 
“Be mindful that working in new environments can often help spur creativity––and you should harness it! If you’re traveling to a place you’ve never been before, try working out of a local nearby cafe, or take walks around your neighborhood for breaks, to help stimulate your mind. It could turn out your next great idea comes from a walk you take in Mexico City or a short stroll down the California coastline.”
- Torin

Stick to Regular Working Hours

 

“When working remotely, it can be difficult to set clear boundaries between work and your personal life. The best part about WFH is you’re able to align your work hours with when you’re most productive - stick to working those hours regularly to ensure you’re also making time to relax and recharge.”

- Alex

Learn More WFH Tips

 

We hope you keep some of these tips with you whether you’re working from home or while traveling to your next dream destination. If you want to explore more of Branch’s Work From Home tips for productivity and wellness, feel free to check out the rest of our blog series here.

 

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