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Ready for Workation: How to Successfully Work from Somewhere Else

You want to escape the daily grind and enjoy a little holiday feeling without taking a break from work? Maybe a workation is the right thing for you! If you simply move your home office somewhere else for a while, you’ll keep working productively and still have time for variety and new impressions in your free time.

17 August 2022
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Imagine you could leave home for a few weeks or months a year and work in a relaxed setting with a view of the water or a mountain range, explore a new city after work, or just spend time with your family! Does that sound appealing? In that case, we have good news for you: If you work fully remotely, you can do just that – as often and as long as you like! A so-called workation – also called working holiday – is gaining popularity among freelancers and people who work 100% from home. Working in a different atmosphere offers many advantages for your work-life balance – as long as you keep a few things in mind. In this article, you’ll learn what really matters and how to plan your workation as a talent at yoummday.

What is a workation?

The term “workation” is a combination of the words “work” and “vacation” and basically means nothing other than: For a while, you move your home office to a place you would normally spend your vacation at. Generally, this could be anywhere: Visiting your family in your hometown,a cottage on the beach, a cabin in the mountains or an apartment in a foreign city.What we long for or where we prefer to spend time is of course very subjective. The only importance is that youraccommodation offers a suitable workplace and a stable internet connection. The basic idea of a workation is that we spend our working day as normal, but bring in some variety through the new environment and be able to relax or gain new experiences in our free time.

But beware: A workation is not a substitute for a vacation

Spending time in a nice environment and earning money on top of it? That sounds too good to be true, don’t you think? But this is exactly the biggest challenge of the workation concept! In fact, some of us tend to take a workation instead of a real vacation. But as relaxing and inspiring as a workation can be – it’s not a substitute for real free time. After all, we all need regular downtime to really recover from work. You should always remember: A workation is a great addition to your daily work routine – but you should still take enough time off.

How to plan your workation

As a freelance talent at yoummday, you generally have the possibility of taking a workation or work from several places. Just make sure that your destination is compatible with the project requirements. If you are unsure, simply ask your project lead. Before choosing an accommodation, make sure that it meets our requirements. If this is the case, create a new work address and have it verified. Arrange an onboarding appointment on site so that we can approve the new accommodation. And you’re ready to go!

You want to work from different places as a freelancer and arrange your working year exactly how you imagine it? As a freelance talent at yoummday, you can list several work addresses, between which you can move freely by arrangement. Sign up for free on yoummday.com today – and soon nothing will stand in the way of your workation!

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