You pour so much into your work, and holiday time is coveted and very much looked forward to, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take your business on holiday too (sometimes!) and have just as much fun.
If you haven’t yet properly combined travel with the productivity of running your business, then welcome to the world of “bleisure” – where business meets leisure in a harmonious blend of rest, recharge, and revenue!
I like to travel, and I have created a business that I can take with me if I want and need to. Sometimes I don’t and I have a holiday in the truest sense, and me writing about bleisure here does not take away my firm belief that we should make time to completely step out of the day to day. But there are times when I do take my laptop and my projects and work away. I have had some of my most creative and productive times living the bleisure life!
In this blog post, I will share tips and insights to help you make the most of taking your business on a holiday if you either need to, or want to, this summer.
Embrace Flexible Schedules
One of the joys of running a business is the flexibility it affords you. Use this to your advantage by creating a schedule that accommodates both your business commitments and leisure activities. Allocate dedicated time for work and set aside moments to explore your destination and have that down time too. By striking the right balance, you can maximise productivity during work hours while indulging in everything you enjoy during your leisure time.
Technology is your greatest ally when it comes to seamlessly blending business and leisure. Equip yourself with essential tools such as a reliable laptop, mobile devices, and productivity apps that enable you to manage your business on the go. Cloud-based storage solutions, video conferencing platforms, and project management tools will keep you connected and organised. Embrace the power of virtual collaboration to stay productive.
Seek Inspiring Workspaces
Just because you are on holiday doesn’t mean you can’t find inspiring workspaces to fuel your productivity. This is definitely one I need to do more of rather than work from various locations around the hotel. Look for co-working spaces in your destination that provide comfortable work environments, high-speed internet, and all the essentials you need to get work done. Immerse yourself in the local entrepreneurial scene, connect with like-minded individuals, and discover new perspectives. Mixing work and leisure in a new environment can breathe fresh life into your business and spark new ideas.
Unwind and Recharge
While your business may be at the forefront of your mind, don’t forget to prioritise self-care and relaxation. After a productive work session it’s time for some well-deserved downtime. Remember, if you’re refreshed and energised you’re better equipped to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
We’re lucky that in today’s modern world of work we have the unique opportunity to combine our passion for business with the joys of travel. Bleisure is the ultimate fusion of productivity and leisure, allowing you to take your business with you around the world. By embracing flexible schedules, leveraging technology, seeking inspiring workspaces, and finding moments to unwind, you can truly make the most of taking your business on holiday. So, pack your bags, embark on your next business trip, and unlock the full potential of bleisure.
Your business and soul will thank you for it.