8 Reasons to go on a Workation
We can work from practically anywhere these days…but why SHOULD we???
Our ability to work from locations different, both near and far, to our usual environment has increased due to a variety of factors… improved wifi & mobile data services, the onset of workplace flexibility and larger numbers of self-employed people. This opens the door to the world – nowadays, we can pick up our laptop and work from somewhere different, new, exciting and inspiring. But just because we can, doesn’t mean that we should. Here are 8 reasons why it is a good idea to go on a workation…
NB. What is a workation? Think of it as your own personal business retreat with a focus on both business and personal development. See here to understand more about the workation concept.
1 – CHANGE YOUR MINDSET
The simple act of changing your location, particularly when that location is beautiful and inspiring, has the capacity to change your mindset and put you in a more positive frame of mind.
2 – SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE
Being away from your day-to-day environment enables you to see things from a broader perspective.
3 – REFLECT ON A MORE HOLISTIC LEVEL
With time and space to reflect, you can analyse life with a holistic approach. Which facets of your life are succeeding, what changes need to be made?
4 – INCREASED CLARITY
A calmer state, time and space, and a positive mindset to heighten your clarity.
5 – NEW IDEAS
Jolting your thought process by stepping out of your routine environment, coupled with additional time and space, increases your propensity for epiphanies and to discover new ideas.
6 – LEVEL THE THINK/DO BALANCE
At home we are often on auto-pilot…we do things without thinking, our routines are set and we endlessly tick things off the To Do list. A workation enables you to put more “think” back into the “think/do” balance.
7 – GET MORE OUT OF LIFE
Take advantage of the full potential that workplace flexibility affords you and go out to explore more of the world, experience new things, see new places. Workations go hand-in-hand with this!
8 – LONG-LASTING BENEFITS
A successful workation has the power to create lasting impact on both your business, and lifestyle. With enhanced clarity, breakthroughs in your vision and fresh perspectives, you can determine the changes you need to make, and strategies to implement when you are back in your home environment.
The benefits of a workation do not come automatically and there are pitfalls and challenges (read this article on the drawbacks of a workation). There are, however, certain things that you can do to maximise the potential benefits of your personal business retreat – here are some of our top tips.
This list is only some of the benefits of a workation. Can you envision other reasons why you should go on your own workation? Or maybe you should just book yourself a trip away, and experience it for yourself…