Most people dream of having a career where they get to travel. The excitement of seeing different cities and always being on the go sounds alluring, but if you do have a job where frequent travel is a must, you also know it has downsides. Studies show that frequent business travel is directly linked to higher stress levels and poor health. Here are some useful tips for saving money and resting easy while on the road.
A lack of exercise is a major concern for business travelers, and you may not always feel inspired to hit the hotel gym after check-in. Try taking walks. Not only will it get your heart rate up, it’s a great way to rediscover the thrill of being in a new city.
Make New Friends
Between all the balls you have to juggle during a business trip, it can be easy to forget about how lonely you feel on the road. Make it a habit to chat with flight attendants, seat mates, hotel staff, and clients along the way.
Airline flights can overwhelm you with dehydration and inspire you to binge on unhealthy food when you land. If you pack water, granola bars, and fruit for the flight, you’ll feel a lot better and save money on expensive last-minute snacks.
The health risks associated with business travel make you a perfect candidate for travel insurance. If you have a medical emergency while away from home, you need to be covered, especially when traveling in foreign countries. Traveler insurance can give you peace of mind both for your health and your wallet while away from home.
Know Your Triggers
All travelers have certain stress triggers like poor internet connection, flight delays, and rude cab drivers. When you find yourself in a situation where you know you could get angry, just take a deep breath and remain calm. Your blood pressure will thank you.
Do Something Fun
You may not always have time for recreation on a business trip, but make it a habit to fit one personal activity in if you can. Make it something affordable and easy like visiting a museum or famous landmark. Instead of round-the-clock business, try and lighten the load.
Whether you’re young and single, or whether you’re missing your family at home, frequent travel can take a toll on your emotional well-being and your bank account. You should never forget how lucky you are to see the world, but you should never skimp on taking care of yourself, either.
How do you cut down on travel stress?
Informational credit to Steers Insurance Limited
Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, CO and often writes about travel, family and home. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn’t writing.