Jesse Clarke | Soulful-travel.com
It’s easy to maintain a holistic lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating habits, adequate sleep, and exercise when you’re at home in a routine. But this balanced routine can easily become disrupted when you’re traveling back-to-back on business trips. Eating on the run before meetings, staying up late, and prepping your workload become your new routine when you’re a traveling professional. Work also takes priority over exercise.
However, this needn’t be the case. If you’re organized enough, you can take your healthy lifestyle on the road with you. Read on for some tips on how to stay physically and mentally healthy when traveling.
Make a Mini-Schedule
Work out how long you are going to be away, and log some non-negotiable time for exercise in your calendar. If it’s possible, schedule your meetings for later in the day so that you can start the day with exercise. Don’t forget to make slots for some much-needed downtime.
Stay Somewhere That Has a Gym
If you are traveling during the UK summer, try to book accommodation close to country lanes and well-known exercise routes. If you’re travelling during the icy winter months, choose accommodation options with an on-site gym. You could also opt to walk to your destinations as opposed to getting a cab, bus, or tube. Exercise while on the road isn’t impossible, it just takes a bit of effort.
Use Google Maps to Plan Your Meals and Exercise
Meal planning is always tricky while on the go. The best solution is to study the area surrounding your accommodation and plot where the breakfast cafes, restaurants, and health shops are located. Consider viewing local restaurants’ menus online, order ahead of time, and plot your eating where possible. Fortunately, the UK is dotted with healthy eateries, grocery stores, and wide open spaces to exercise — so you’ll be able to get your body moving at the same time.
Eliminate the Need for Paperwork
Apps can make traveling more carefree, helping you reduce your stress. For instance, consolidating meeting notes and paperwork can be a nightmare, and it takes up extra time while you’re on the road. So when it comes to note-taking, consider using Microsoft OneNote or Google Keep.
Don’t drop your guard while traveling — this can be a costly affair, leading to all sorts of hassles with lost documents. Instead, you can use your iPhone to convert that photo into a PDF, safeguarding travel and work documents and making it easy to download and share without needing to connect.
Establish Healthy Sleeping Patterns
It’s hard to get into a proper sleeping pattern while traveling. Days are filled with work-related activities, and evenings are often reserved for socializing and networking events. In addition, it’s not uncommon for professionals to spend time reviewing their day. Don’t let work cut into your sleep time — try to stick to your usual sleeping patterns. Meditation and other relaxation techniques can help get your mind and body into a better state for sleep.
Stick to a Healthy Schedule While on the Road for Work
The only way to maintain a balance and prioritize self-care is to plan ahead. Follow your schedule, but make sure it’s realistic. For inspiration and information about health and wealth, visit Knowledge Wealth Centre.
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