As a long time road warrior myself, I enjoyed the time alone and yet the stress of 20+ years of constant heavy travel eventually led me to complete burnout and a one year sabbatical to recover.I had some routines that helped me survive for that long.
In this post, my friend Scott Eblin offers some excellent advice to help you maintain balance and reduce stress.
Mindful Mondays: Travel Tips for the Mindful Road Warrior
by Scott Eblin
September 15, 2014
My work requires a lot of travel to meet with and present to clients. As the recent news stories about high altitude disputes over reclining seats on airplanes suggest, business travel can be stressful. That stress can eat you alive if you let it. Over the years, I’ve adopted some routines that have helped me stay healthy and sane when I travel for business. I thought I’d start to share some of them with you today. Let’s call them travel tips for the mindful road warrior.
As I discuss in my forthcoming book, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative, I think being intentional about your routines in four big domains – physical, mental, relational and spiritual – can help you show up at your best most often than not.