Business Travel Tips to Avoid Stress

Traveling for business?

Here are some tips to avoid stress during your travels…

Many busy professionals, especially moderators for market research, are required to travel on the job. Some of us who travel for business are lucky enough to bring along an assistant to make certain the details are taken care of every step of the way. Others, well, we are on our own, and those details are no one else’s responsibility.

While the travel plans can add to your already hectic schedule, it’s still important NOT to overlook the details. Overlooking the details now can result in stress later, throwing off your sense of balance and affect your business trip in its entirety. Here are some tips to help make your business travel more enjoyable and much less stressful.

1. Booking your trip.

The first step is making sure all aspects of your trip are booked, from the flight, to the hotel stay, to the car rental (if needed). Double check these reservations. And, if you’re like me, check them again just to be safe. Arriving to your destination on time, only to realize you hadn’t reserved a car to take you to your event, and then finding out all vehicles have already been reserved, would be disastrous if you’re on a tight schedule. And, honestly, most of us are.

2. Pre-pack.

Make a list. Double check the list and then pre-pack, even a day or two ahead of time, if possible. Mark items off the list as you pack…and then double-check those items. before zipping up your suitcase. Even if you’re on a tight schedule, and pre-packing is something you’re positive you don’t have time for, it’s a necessity to avoid that feeling of “I know I’m forgetting something” the moment you’re on the road and too far away to turn around.

3. Schedule a little relaxation time on your trip.

This sounds like a luxury…and it probably is. Most of us busy professionals have forgotten what downtime is. However, studies show that downtime is necessary to stay focused. It’s as important as getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis in order to be more productive during work hours. Squeeze in a relaxing dinner where you don’t have your smartphone to your ear. Take the time to enjoy a walk and visit a park in the area or a historical site.  If you’ve been on the road for days, possibly weeks, schedule an hour at a spa for a massage and work those kinks out of your muscles. Take this short moment of downtime so you can hit the ground running.

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About Jannice Roy

Jannice Roy has over 7 years of corporate, general, legal, market research and analytics transcription experience. She’s taken courses in oral and written communication, business principals, and English, as well as fiction writing and creative writing. When she’s not transcribing, she writes novels and publishes romance under the name Niecey Roy.

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