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How to Beat Loneliness when Travelling on Business

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How to Beat Loneliness when Travelling on Business

Travelling solo for work can be equally as glamorous and exciting as it can be intimidating and isolating.  You’re not only dealing with the stresses of new unknown places and faces, but also with the logistics of getting yourself from A to B and the actual work you’re there to do.

It can be a lot to take in and stay grounded, but luckily there are lots of things you can do to beat the solo-traveller blues on the road.

The best mindset to put yourself in is one that seeks human connection wherever possible.

It can be easy to hold yourself up in your hotel room after a long day of meetings and skip the chance for cocktails with a client, a networking reception, or meeting with a friend in town.

Force yourself to take every opportunity for face to face connections on the road as much as possible; it will help the time pass quickly and help you stay happy.  You might even create new, important connections that will benefit you far and away beyond the mission of your trip.

You can do this even if you don’t have concrete plans.  Dine out in public instead of ordering room service, go headphone-less while sightseeing, and strike up conversations with drivers, concierges, and waitstaff to keep your social side alive.

Of course, staying connected with loved ones can also alleviate a lot of travel anxiety as well.   Coordinate with your friends and family so you can stay in contact on the road, and set times to FaceTime, Skype, or text that work for everyone ahead of time to avoid feeling ignored or unreachable.

All of these tips can only be utilised if you are first and foremost taking care of yourself and your needs. Be sure to prioritise basic things like hydration, getting enough sleep, eating healthy food and pacing yourself to be the best, most productive version of yourself on your business trip.  Remember to practice self-care and even a little introspection to create a healthy mindset for your solo adventures.

For more tips on making your business tip easier, read our business travel blogs here.

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