PHOTO: Traveling for business frequently can be complicated. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Global travel can seem like an amazing perk when you are first coming onboard with a company and a new job. It’s exciting to be in new places, exploring new things and making important connections. However, as time wears on, being on the road can take a toll. Thankfully, there are some ways to combat the feeling of the business travel blues, says Forbes.
“The good news is there are many ways to make the most of your travels, even if they’re strictly for business,” writes Melissa Thompson.
Thompson recommends establishing a routine for “at-home responsibilities.”
“Setting routines for assigning family members, friends or professionals to help while you’re away will make leaving home exponentially easier,” she advises.
A system can also help make travel efficient—meaning you waste less time staying organized before, during and after a trip.
“Think of everything you need to travel on a regular basis and find ways to put each item into a system—you can even use a tech tool or two to help you out,” says Thompson.
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Coming up with active things to do with clients can be a fun alternative to the happy hour rut.
“You could start by asking your client if there are any local hikes, biking trails or lakes for paddle boarding in the area. If your client’s team is willing, you could ask them to take you on a fun outdoors activity to get to know one another,” Thompson recommends.
For more ideas on how to make your next business trip more exciting and efficient, read on here.