Like our travel style, our workload has been evolving throughout the years, and we’ve had different levels of work-based responsibilities during the long term trips we’ve taken. During our last trip to Asia, we experimented with different working styles (e.g. coworking spaces and working from home) and time spent in one place and noticed the effect on our productivity. We noticed (unsurprisingly!) that we seemed to get the most done when we were based out of one place for a while, and took this into account over the summer when we were planning our trip to Mexico, as our workloads have recently increased.
Since we decided we liked Mexico City for our workspace, apartment and culture, we’ve signed a six month lease that we feel will allow us to develop some great structure and routine around our schedule which will help us to stay productive and accomplish our work goals. That said, we are still excited about being in our new environment and are prioritizing getting out to explore the surrounding areas over the weekend or during downtime, and we love the fact that knowing we’ll be staying for six months takes the pressure off of seeing and doing everything right away. With lots of time to plan and visit, we’ll be able to travel to these places when the time is right and not feel like we have to sacrifice our focus on work!
On this episode we talk about our experiences with finding a good work/travel balance while we’ve been on the road, and how we found we do better when we settle down in one place for a while. We talk about why we choose to travel since we have the opportunity to work remotely as opposed to working in Canada, how we still prioritize exploring the area we are living in, and our thoughts on Mexico City being a great option for Digital Nomads.