A business strip can be physically and mentally draining especially due to demanding schedule. It may not be a problem for you to have demanding schedule as you are used to it and you know how to deal with it. However, it is different when you have to face it during a business trip. Unfamiliar places, people, culture, and everything can be overwhelming, making you unable to stick to your routine and stay healthy from both inside and out.
How to get your business trip easier
It must be nice for you to see new places from time to time after cooping up for hours and weeks in the office. However, there are many factors that can make business trip more draining, disrupting your attempt at maintaining your health and sleep routine. So here are some changes you may consider implementing to keep your routine during a business trip:
Avoid eating out too often
During your business trip, it is more recommended for you to dine in instead of eating out. Travelling often sometimes makes you feel a little bit lazy to prepare your own meal and decide to eat out in some restaurants. It will be draining both physically and financially. Stick to your eating routine by preparing your own meal using the hotel kitchenette. You may also consider ordering a takeout from local restaurant sometimes but not too often.
What if you want or must eat out?
During business trips, sometimes you need to network over coffee, lunch, or dinner. Imagine if you have to do it many different clients during the trip. How many times you have to look up the menu and choose the foods or drinks. Hence, it is recommended to east as you would at home. It is perfectly fine to indulge yourself with your favorite tiramisu during one lunch with a client. However, it is best to keep it minimal. Eating out too often can make you forget those calories that keep adding up.
Keep your workout routine
There is no reason for you to skip workout routine. Even with demanding schedule you can slip in few workout routines. For example, you can join an early morning yoga class, or simply visit a gym provided by your hotel. Even if you just want to stay in your room, you can do some exercises on your own with minimal tools. The most important thing is to keep your body fit.
Get enough rest and sleep
It may be challenging to stick to your sleep routine during business trip especially with the time zone and demanding schedule. Sometimes, a business trips make you work even harder than when you do it from the office. However, it is strongly suggested to keep your sleep routine since it is the time for you to fully recover and recharge. If you tend to get six or seven hours of sleep at home, plan to do just the same during your business trip. That way, your body won’t be thrown into unhealthy habits when you return.