Playing the Juggler – Balancing Family with Work Travel

Today’s jobs are not restricted to a desk and chair. To achieve 100% efficiency, one often has to travel both domestically and internationally for work. Whether its short two day trips to meet vendors, or a week-long trip to win clients, every journey proves to be beneficial for your business.

Frequent travellers, however, are often faced with a dilemma – how to strike a balance between family and work? How to be able to be there when your family needs you, without compromising on work? Well, it is a tough predicament, but nothing’s impossible! With a few minor tweaks here and there, you can be a star at work as well as Mr. Family Man!

Ask Your Family to Join You
Often business travellers are asked to visit exotic locales, depending on where work takes them. If you feel you’re travelling to a destination that is great for vacations, ask your family to come along with you. Or better still, they can join you once your work is over, and you can take a couple of extra days off. It’s a great way to have an impromptu holiday!

Make the Most of Home Time
Whenever you’re home, make sure you’re doing your part. Whether it is helping out with chores or taking the kids to the zoo, you should ensure that your family acknowledges your presence and appreciates your contribution. Meet friends, throw a party, go to the movies – make your family time, fun time!

Care for your Health
Too much travelling can take a toll on your health too. Odd flight hours, missed meals and lack of exercise can prove to be harmful in the long run. If you’re not fit, you will not be able to give your 100% to your family or your work. The best way is to make a routine and stick to it, whether you’re home or in transit. Simple exercises like yoga or stretches are easy to fit into busy schedules. A few minutes of meditation, too, is key to having a healthy mind.

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