Here’s how to en­sure you get the work-play bal­ance right:

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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.

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