Business executives always seem to be on a tighter-than-planned schedule. And while you have organized a private hire chauffeur to take you to your meeting, your self-care doesn’t end there. Try to avoid the following faux pas, in order for your business trip to take a lesser toll on your well-being.
Yes, the schedule is overwhelming, more often than not. And yes, you probably travel several times a week, perhaps even internationally. Getting enough quality sleep seems a tall order. But it doesn’t have to be. And we do not mean taking a nap in a private limo. Always try to get a good eight-hour sleep before setting off on a business trip. How can you expect to give a hundred percent if your body’s not as fit as a fiddle?
HAVING A HECTIC SCHEDULE
Business trip schedules are packed, and that’s a fact. But they don’t have to be hectic and strenuous. Always plan the “me” time ahead. The first thing you should look into when creating the schedule is the hotel with its amenities. If there’s a sauna, plan a steaming. Taking a trip to the spa or having a massage can also go a long way. Or simply allocate enough time for a peaceful lunch. Recharge your batteries as often as possible.
BEING HUNGRY OR THIRSTY
Cars need fuel to operate, and humans need food and liquid to function. You should always reserve enough time to have a proper meal. In case you simply cannot do so, pack a snack – sandwiches or salads are always a good choice. And try to not go anywhere without a bottle of water. Thirst can seriously affect your capacity to think and act, so be prepared.
As interesting as it is finding yourself in a new and unfamiliar location, try not to get distracted while the work hasn’t been finished. You will hopefully have enough time for sightseeing and souvenir shopping once the meetings are through. We do not stress this because of the lack of time though, but because of energy loss. Do not strain yourself on activities you think are relaxing, but can actually prove tiring. Instead, try to spend your down time actually resting and recuperating.
FALLING VICTIM TO THE LANGUAGE BARRIER
This is a common mistake that many businessmen make. Between the planning, the preparation, and the business trip itself, there is little time for language learning, right? Wrong. Always set time aside for learning even the basic phrases of the foreign country you are traveling to. Knowing the correct way to greet your business partners will make them feel appreciated and respected. It’s simply good etiquette. Not to mention the hotel staff and airport personnel who will, undoubtedly, be more pleasant if you address them in their own language.
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