Women who travel for business know that there are challenges linked to being away from home. Packing days, performance expectations, airport delays, jet lag, working lunches and client dinners take a toll on our wellness routine. If you are a Mom, scheduling homework and good morning calls while away are also on your “To Do” List. Work travel can be super stressful.

By definition, business travel takes us out of our daily routine; it can jolt our wellness efforts. Frequent business travellers recognize that creating self-care time needs to be one of our priorities and is the only option for securing our productivity, focus and creativity.

Mastering the art of business travel requires three basic ingredients: the right mindset, discipline and running shoes! Having the right attitude and perspective is the key to managing both our exercise routine and our proper eating habits.

1. The Right Mindset:

Companies like Google, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank offer meditation to their employees for reducing stress and boosting productivity. Practising TM twice a day boosts our creativity, energy and helps manage stress. Sticking to our personal routine while travelling is soothing. TM is very portable. We can even meditate on planes or in busy airports!

One of the most powerful travel benefits of TM is getting deeper rest so that we sleep better at night.

2. Discipline:

Oh, it is so easy to press the snooze button…zzz…just a few more minutes of sleep please! But respecting your travel routine, particularly with jet lag, will pay off. Taking care of yourself can’t help but influence how upbeat and engaging you are on your business trips. That, in turn, invites more positive work interactions.

3. Running Shoes?

As road warriors, we may choose to prioritize our exercise routine last, but working out releases endorphins that alleviate stress. Many hotels offer on-site gyms but if the weather is nice consider mixing physical exercise with getting to know the area and going for a walk. If you only have 20 minutes, push the furniture aside and log on to an app like Nike Fit for quick workout suggestions.