After spending hours on a long plane ride and sleeping in an unfamiliar bed, it can be challenging to stay productive during a high-stress business trip. This is especially true if you haven’t done much traveling for work in the past. Check out a few of our favorite productivity tips for business travel below!
Research the city you’re visiting ahead of time.
To avoid feeling overwhelmed when you first touch down in an unfamiliar city, do a little preliminary research to get a feel for the area. Find out what neighborhood you’ll be staying in, and look for nearby dining options so that you won’t wind up skipping meals or living on fast food. You might look for a gym or other exercise opportunities to keep you feeling fresh and energized as well.
Map out your business trip by creating a to-do list.
You’ll probably have no shortage of tasks to accomplish during your business trip. If possible, write down everything that needs to be done in advance and organize these items in an easy-to-read to-do list. These days, smartphone calendars make it easy to set schedules and reminders so that you never miss an important meeting or deadline.
Fall into a routine as quickly as you can.
Your usual work routine can easily be disrupted during a business trip, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come up with a new routine and stick to it. Rather than just winging it, decide when you’re going to wake up, when you’ll take your meals and even when you’re going to carve out time to work out and relax. A regular routine can keep you on track and productive throughout the duration of your trip.
At Corporate Accommodations, we offer comfortable private housing options in Milwaukee and St. Louis that are carefully designed to make business travelers feel a little more at home. To learn more about how our accommodations can make your next business trip less stressful and more productive, give us a call or contact us online today!