As we head into a new year, it’s important to take a step back and examine oneself. As a business traveller you are set in a routine – break that routine in 2017. Here are 5 business travel resolutions you can implement that will make business travel so enjoyable, you’ll be looking forward to it!
BUSINESS TRAVEL RESOLUTIONS 1: EXPLORE THE CITY YOU’RE IN
Business travellers often forget the best part about traveling on business – travelling! Whether you’re making an appearance in Vancouver for the first time, or going to Toronto for the hundredth time, explore the city you’re visiting. See the tourist attractions, go to the museums, hit up a local watering hole, and soak in the architecture. The stories you’ll bring back will be more valuable than any souvenir you would buy in a shop.
BUSINESS TRAVEL RESOLUTIONS 2: TAKE YOUR TIME
The most stressful part of business travel is lack or preparedness. So in 2017, avoid it altogether! Pack your bag ahead of time, get up an hour earlier the day your flight heads out, and go over your itinerary. Knowing that you have everything you need and that you’re right where you’re supposed to be goes a long way.
Ok, I may have lied when I said travelling is the best part about travelling on business. There is one thing that makes the rushing, flights, and packing totally worth it – food. The one thing that all humans have in common is we eat, and eating the best food within a 10 mile radius is now easier than browsing a restaurant menu. Download YELP Mobile and eat your heart out!
Just because you’re in Montreal on business for 3 days doesn’t mean you’re always ON. When your work day would normally end, switch off and unplug. Working from your smartphone has become so easy that many people don’t stop, often from fear of being reprimanded for not putting in 100%. It got so bad that on January 1, 2017 France enacted a new law that allows workers to disconnect from work emails outside of working hours. While eating right and doing yoga might help your chi, reducing your after-work workload goes a long way to reducing your stress.
If you’re a veteran business traveller you know every trick in the book. But where do you stand on compromising your well being when you don’t have to? Staying in a fully furnished CorporateStays apartment means you don’t need to give up any of the things that structure your daily routine. A full kitchen, prime location, and useful amenities means you get to travel without compromise. Put yourself first in 2017 and you’ll be at the the top of your game. This is your year, make it count!