Travel is becoming an increasingly key part of business life, yet it’s still a source of stress and discomfort for many.
Linden Schaffer is a wellness travel expert and consultant who has used this talk at Google HQ to provide tips for staying productive and healthy during business trips.
Pre-pack for every trip
Schaffer notes that much of the stress associated with travel comes from missing flights, rushing to the airport, delays and cancellations, all of which are “the travel experiences we internalise and remember”.
“As humans we are hard-wired to avoid negative experiences,” she says, explaining why travel often carries connotations of stress and discomfort.
She suggests pre-packing core travel items like chargers, earbuds and eye masks, business cards and adapters, and keeping them in a suitcase for every trip to eliminate packing woes.
She also suggests pre-packing workout gear and a skipping rope to encourage travelers
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