Traveling can be a delightful but also a stressful experience, especially when the purpose is for business. Practice these great tips in order to take the stress out of business travel.

Taking the Stress Out of Business Travel
Taking the Stress Out of Business Travel
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Traveling can be a stressful experience especially when the purpose is for business. Many businessmen and women can attest that flying across states or the globe for a meeting or to seal a contract can be the most agitated and stressful experience. These days jet-setting business travelers are increasingly seeking balance during their work-related journeys and taking specific measures to find it.


Here are some great tips you can take with you on your next business-related excursion.

Before Flight

  • Make several copies of your itinerary and contact numbers
  • Gather the files you want to take and arrange them efficiently. If you'll be meeting with clients or co-workers, you may want to organize your papers chronologically, according to the dates of your meetings. Attach your business card or other identification to each.
  • Keep a well-organized record of your travel documents, credit cards, and other vital information. Include photocopies of your passport and driver's license, the numbers of credit cards and traveler's checks, and a list of emergency contacts.
  • If you'll be traveling by car, work out your route before you leave town. Get a map and familiarize yourself with it, or call someone at your destination for directions.
  • Finish the preparations for your trip before you leave.
  • If you travel frequently, create a master list of items to take with you on every trip, such your cell phone and charger, your calendar or organizer, and a device for steaming the wrinkles out of clothes.
  • Use online or automatic billing to take care of your bills while you're on extended travel.

During and After Flight

  • Wear comfortable clothes and practical shoes. Dress in layers so that you can stay comfortable at various temperatures.
  • Drink Plenty Water and take healthy meals or snacks to eat instead of airline meals, which tend to be high in fat, calories, and preservatives.
  • Get up and walk around the plane at least once an hour, or do a few stretching exercises.
  • Plan ahead for long flights. If you hope to sleep on the plane, pack a few items that may help, such as an eye mask, earplugs or sterile cotton balls, and an inflatable neck pillow.
  • Develop a routine. Find a place where you can buy your favorite kind of coffee in the morning, or where you can enjoy a pleasant jog after work.
  • Ask co-workers, customers, or the hotel concierge for suggestions on dining out, entertainment, and how to enjoy your time in their area.
  • Leave time for fun. On a short trip, you may need to devote almost all your time to work. But you'll burn out if you don't build time for fun into an extended stay.
  • Stay connected to family and friends. Many business travelers say that much of their stress comes from missing important family or social occasions.
  • Make your absence easier for children. Make a recording of special stories for young children. Or use a Webcam and make a video recording of them. This will help them to remember and enjoy the sound of your voice.



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