Travelling for work can seem glamorous and exciting, but after a couple of trips, the magic can well and truly wear off. After all, it’s exhausting going from time zone to time zone and needing to be on your A-game the whole time.
However, if you do need to travel a lot on business, there are lots of things you can do to help make it less stressful, and more relaxing. We’ve put together some top tips to get you started.
Remember to pack smart
What you pack can often make or break your trip, because if you’ve forgotten something really important or useful, you can feel frustrated and a little lost. If you’re travelling just for a couple of days, maybe ditch the hold luggage and just opt for a well-packed hand luggage bag. This will help save valuable time at the airport, too. Savvy business travellers recommend investing in decent travel toiletries, so you can pack everything in advance without the risk of forgetting vital things like your toothbrush or deodorant.
Stick to your exercise regime
Old habits can die hard when travelling, though sticking to key things in your life such as your exercise regime can be a great way to combat things like jet lag and stress. If you can, book a stay at a great hotel such as Montcalm Hotel London, with a gym, so that you don’t even have to leave the hotel to secure your morning workout session.
Stick to your diet as best as possible
Likewise, one of the best things about travelling is that they offer the opportunity to indulge and experience new cuisines, meaning that dietary habits can fall by the wayside. By all means, you absolutely should enjoy the local foods, and a big meal or two on your trip, but if you’re eating way more than normal throughout your stay, you’re sure to end up feeling sluggish and lethargic. If you know you’re going for a big meal in the evening, start the day with a light, healthy breakfast, and enjoy a light meal in the afternoon, too.
Spend some quality down-time in your hotel room
After a few days of travelling, meetings and generally having loads to think about, you should never underestimate the power of winding down alone in your hotel room. Kick back, enjoy a box set and order some room service to help you recharge your batteries. You could even request a stay at one of the top spa hotels London, meaning you could book a relaxing massage to help ease the tension even further. Because a spa session will help you disconnect, rest, and forget about all the job-related worries, even if only for an hour or so.
Make sure you get enough sleep
It seems a little obvious but another thing that tends to get overlooked when it comes to travelling for business (or travelling in general, for that matter) is getting enough sleep. After lengthy flights, long hours on the road, and meeting after meeting, you may still be required to meet your sales quota, or to finish that report before you finally call it a night. But sleep and psychology experts have found that sleeping less than six hours a night significantly reduces performance, and sleep deprivation puts the body in a constant state of stress, resulting in poor mental health.