Feel stressed out while traveling? You aren’t alone. Learning to get rid of stress is essential when traveling. According to a study by CWT Travel Solutions Group (CWT), the top three triggers for stress when traveling can be grouped into three main areas:
1. Lost Time. It’s difficult, or downright impossible, to get work done while traveling, especially when you have a long flight. Many day-to-day business needs pile up while you are on the road, so when you return, you will need to “catch up” on work that you missed.
2. Unforeseen Events. Just thinking about the possibility of lost or delayed luggage, a delayed flight, or a missed connection can cause extreme anxiety for most business travelers.
3. A New Routine. It’s challenging to find time to exercise or stick to a healthy diet when you are on the road, which means many business travelers sacrifice their health while traveling.
Lost baggage, poor or no internet connection, flying coach on long-haul flights and delays are the four biggest drivers of stress within those three groups. CWT surveyed 6,000 business travelers and found that people traveling for work can lose up to 6.9 hours on a trip due to stress, meaning that they used that time for neither work nor rest.
Luckily, learning to get rid of stress is easy!. Click here for Emenike Emmanuel’s top five ways to eliminate stress on a business trip.
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