It’s no game; you can improve your health and still travel for business
New Year’s resolutions are on just about everyone’s lips this time every year. It might be a desire to get in shape, quit smoking, or just be more adventurous, but whatever your individual goals, it always boils down to wanting to live a better life and be a better version of yourself.
And while we can’t personally help you sculpt that six-pack (sorry), we can help you enhance your life by improving all facets of your health when you travel for business.
In the past we’ve talked about the different ways you can maintain your general health on the road. Be sure to pack some workout clothes to get a run in through your destination city or at the hotel gym. Be sure to hydrate (especially on the plane!), practice mindful eating, and don’t be afraid to ask your hotel concierge for jog route or more nutritious dining recommendations.
But today, studies have shown that it’s the need for a better work/life balance that’s become the top concern for people in the workforce. Though how do you really manage to strike that balance? One word: priorities. Focus on what your biggest priorities are and build around them.
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Like maintaining other parts of your health, sticking to your routines when traveling is incredibly important. So if you always read your kids a story before bed, make nightly Facetime or Skype sessions with your family at bedtime your one big priority when you’re on the road. Be sure to put a few of their favorites on your Kindle so you’re not actually traveling with a small library of children’s books!
If the routine of sharing breakfast is most important to you, then schedule your flight to depart after you enjoy a meal together and everyone heads out for the day instead of the evening prior. Or if weekend activities are the top priority in your family or social life, then leave on a redeye to get more than just a few jetlagged hours together on a Sunday.
The timing of your flights could be a simple, but effective way to fit in your priorities and make sure you optimize the time with your family.
For those trips where you just have to be gone a bit longer than the ideal, look into bringing along your family! While it’s certainly not practical for every trip, adding them into the mix once or twice a year might be just what it takes to relieve the personal tensions of business travel and provide a fun getaway that they’ll look forward to.
Mix some pleasure into your business and build a fun family getaway around your corporate travel
And so it’s not all just work for you, ask your employer about working with a TMC to seamlessly add a few days at the beginning or end of your business trip so you can get out and leisurely enjoy the locale with your family. Your travel consultant will also assist you in exploring options to that will optimize your time with your family.
Though our individual resolutions will vary, we all essentially strive for health and happiness. Be mindful of your options both post and during travel to help you strike that ideal balance and create the healthiest version of yourself that you can be.
For more tips on how to make your business travel better contact one of our UNIGLOBE travel experts at 614-237-4488 or firstname.lastname@example.org today.