MAKING IT WORK
Here’s how to ensure you get the work-play balance right:
1. Set up systems: Whether it’s daily Skype check-ins, shared Google folders or a Trello board, set up a system that ensures work is streamlined for you and your employers/clients. 2. Be productive: When you’re in work mode, stay focused on your output so that you have more time for sightseeing. 3. Set boundaries: Make a conscious effort to separate your working hours from your downtime – the best way to do this is to avoid checking and responding to emails when you’re out playing tourist. 4. Be flexible: An interesting experience might come along that doesn’t fit into your schedule; be open to mixing things up.
This pic: You can easily spend three or four hours in the Rijksmuseum, where you’ll find masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch ’ and Vermeer’s ‘Het Melkmeisje’. OPPOSITE: Left: A chilled-out canal ride – highly recommended. Middle: Outside the Tulip Museum.