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March 09, 2020

How to Balance Life and Work when Traveling

Here at Loudoun Escape, we’re passionate about delivering an exceptional experience for business travelers. We aim to deliver everything you need to tackle your work projects and team meetings while you’re out of the office.

But you know what they say about all work and no play. Balance is the key to avoiding burnout, plummeting team morale and decreasing productivity.

Our team culture encourages people to develop sustainable travel habits and routines in order to stay healthy, happy and fulfilled while traveling for work.

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Tips for work-life balance while traveling

When you’re traveling for business, it can be tempting to try to get as much done as possible. Productivity is good, but burnout is not. Avoid returning from your trip exhausted by following these tips.

  • Plan your work time. Before the trip, identify what you need to accomplish and slot it into a calendar. Allow time to catch up on any correspondence or other work you need to finish outside of your meetings.
  • Plan your rest time. After you’ve slotted in your work, schedule down-time. That might include working out in the morning, checking out a brewery, or playing pool in the evening. 
  • Get some exercise. Even if you’re not an early-morning gym rat, you can still plan to walk to a restaurant for dinner or pop in a workout video. If you have more time, you might even want to schedule a short hike. Exercise will help you feel your best, especially if you’ve had a long flight. 
  • Eat well. This might mean planning to eat a simple healthy breakfast rather than eating out for each meal. Having accommodations with a full kitchen can help here.
  • Don’t forget to get enough sleep!

It’s not hard to maintain balance while traveling if you plan ahead. Staying in a short-term rental that is built for both business and relaxation can make it easier, too.

Follow our tips to make your next business trip both productive and restful!

 

 

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