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Stress-Busting Tips for the Long-Term Traveler:
If you spend a lot of time on the road for your job, you understand that it can be a very stressful ordeal. However, there are ways that you can alleviate some of the anxiety associated with long-term travel. If you’re a business owner or self-employed, you may be able to take advantage of your business travel and carefully plan a mini-vacation for you and your family.
Below, Captain Laura Einsetler presents some ways that you can make that time away from home a little less stressful.
These tools can make life easier.
- Keep your snacks and meals fresh while on the go using specialized containers.
- Invest in a roomy, lightweight suitcase you can use to easily transport your belongings.
- Prep for long stretches of travel with a wireless charger.
- Keep a travel first-aid kit on hand, just in case.
Keeping things in order will reduce stress.
- Use a file folder to keep track of all the documents you’ll need for your trip.
- Keeping a planner can help you stay on top of your schedule. This includes all the deadlines and exam dates associated with pursuing an advanced degree, which can be worked on while on the go. Online classes make it easy for you to reach your career goals like getting your MBA, even while traveling.
- If you’d prefer something digital, you can also look into organizational apps.
- Lastly, if you’re mixing vacation with a work trip, be sure to keep good records. This way, there’s no question that you spent more time working than sightseeing.
Staying well while traveling can be a challenge, but these tips can help:
- Tend to get sinus issues when you fly? Up water intake a couple of days before to prevent flight-induced dehydration.
- Although it can be difficult to manage when working long shifts, try your best to eat a consistent, balanced diet.
- Use a stress-relief tool such as journaling or meditation to help regulate mood.
- Commit to regular exercise—if you don’t have a routine yet, make one small change to your workout regimen every 30 days rather than making sudden changes. This will help you keep healthy habits and ditch the ones that aren’t supporting good health.
- If you do happen to become ill, know how to get the health care you need and how to pay for services.
Although it can take a while to get your rhythm, eventually you’ll figure out how to make life on the road easy and effective for you. From keeping records and staying organized to staying healthy during your travels, we hope these tips help you get through the transition period and develop the habits you need to thrive on the road!
Wishing you Blue Skies and Smooth Flights!
Captain Laura with Kurt Brown