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Journeys, layovers in airports, meetings, work pressure, the rush… Business trips can overwhelm you at times. Travel for business purposes is a really enriching experience. It allows you to know other cities –even countries– and networking. But at the same time, it can be a source of stress. That’s when it’s useful to know how to relax on a business trip.
A study from Andrew Rundle, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, shows that business travel can have an impact on physical and behavioral health. The risks found are sleep trouble, unhealthy eating, drinking, lack of exercise and anxiety.
Another study from the World Bank found that almost 75% of workers reported high or very high stress, and they present more chronic diseases than workers non-travelers.
These studies enable us to see the importance of relaxing during business trips to reduce the risk of having high levels of stress, which ultimately can translate to weaker work performance.
There are some things to do on a business trip to avoid that anxiety, responsibilities or the pressure of having to close a deal and achieving company goals affect your trip. Try these strategies for having a more pleasant experience and not decreasing your productivity.
Improvement could be the main cause of why you are in a rush during your trip. If you plan in advance each movement –as much you can– you could know how much free time you have, and how much time you can spend in each activity.
We know that unexpected events happen, but when planning –such a way that you have extra time in case some delay occurs–you could anticipate some of them.
When looking for accommodation, don’t select a regular or basic hosting. Instead, go for an option that has lots of amenities for you to do during your stay. Spa, terrace, concierge services, gym or fitness center, pool, and others.
This way, in free time or after hours, you can have a little fun whenever you want. Also, find accommodation in central locations, near commercial and entertainment offer, for making it easy to get around the city.
One of the best options for letting the stress go is having a relaxing spa treatment. You will be disconnected, rested, and you will forget all about the job-related worries, with a relaxation massage. The good thing is that you can find spa services in almost every city, and near the best accommodation. It’s that easy.
You’ve surely heard that swimming is one of the best exercises for relaxation! Swimming 20 minutes a day may help you feel more relaxed because it’s a stress and anxiety reliever. Besides, this is an exercise with many benefits for your mental and physical health. That’s why you need to choose a short-term corporate rental in a building or complex with easy pool access.
There are so many options to have fun and relax during your business trip. It depends heavily on your taste, that’s why before traveling you should investigate ideas of things to do in the city you’ll stay.
We hope all these options help you to de-stress during your business trip. At Corporate Stays, we’ll provide you with the best housing experience with fully furnished apartments for rent in different cities around the globe.
Our furnished apartments come with all the amenities you’ll need to feel comfortable, relaxed and at home.
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