If you travel for work, you’re probably all-too-familiar with the hassle of racing for planes, misplacing important work items, and dealing with luggage restrictions and shotty internet connections. Here are some tips for smoother business travel, so you can enjoy the upsides of your mobile lifestyle!
Pack Smarter Chances are, you’re traveling solely with a carryon, so¸ pack for the reality of overhead space! If you pack a briefcase and a large rolling bag as your carryon, you risk having to check it at the gate if space runs out. So pack two equal-sized bags instead- one to fit under the seat, and one overhead.
Organize the Essentials Your trip will be must lower-stress if you consciously pack everything you’ll need in a designated spot in your bag. Prepare the appropriate electrical plug adapters you’ll need, and bring USB chargers for your devices so you can charge in your PC.
Ask for More Perks The classic adage goes “you never know until you try”- so use it to gain extra perks on your business trip. When you check in for your flight, ask with a friendly smile if there are any upgrades available- you may find yourself bumped up a class. The same goes for hotels, rentals cars or anywhere else that specials could be available for those with a friendly query.
Develop Routines You’ll be amazed at the time and energy you save when you have routines for boarding the plane, eating, and sleeping when traveling for work! Organize your bags to have everything you need available before you board a long-distance flight. Eat before boarding to maximize the amount of time you can sleep on the plane. Try to adjust the local time when you arrive, staying up until nighttime instead of napping during the day will help beat jet lag.
Treat Your Body Well With everything you have to keep in mind for work, it might slip your mind to take your own health into consideration when traveling! Eating right, getting enough sleep and avoiding alcohol will do wonders for your mindset and energy!
Increase Productivity Make sure that your hotel has a reliable internet connection before arrival so you don’t waste time getting to work! Use time on the plane to catch up on any writing or non-internet work. If your trip involves meeting with clients or colleagues, make sure you get enough sleep after traveling to be punctual and energized for maximum productivity.