Just because you are traveling for business doesnâ€™t mean that you canâ€™t take a little time to enjoy the sights. You might not have a ton of time, especially if you have a full itinerary for your trip. You can still make some time to do a little something extra, like taking photos on the cab ride to your meeting.
Obviously, work needs to be your top priority, but donâ€™t let it consume you. If you spend the entire trip endlessly focused on work you will end up burned out. And you should take some time for yourself whenever you can. Here are some things you can so to add a little joy to any business trip.
Take Advantage On The Flight
Itâ€™s likely your job booked your business flight, so take some time to relax while youâ€™re sitting on the plane. Bring your iPod with you filled with some meditation music or some guided meditations. Bring a book with you to read, whether itâ€™s something fictional to take you away from the real world or something educational to expand your knowledge.
If youâ€™re seated next to someone that seems to want to get chatty, why not take the time to get to know someone and maybe make a new friend or contact. You can learn a lot from the people you let into your life.
Walk When You Can
Instead of taking a cab or bus to your meetings, consider walking when you can and when you have the time to. This will give you a chance to see things you wouldnâ€™t see when speeding by in a vehicle. It also lets you clear your head and get some exercise.
This may mean you need to leave for meetings a little earlier than normal, but even the extra time in the sunshine can be good for you. Make sure you are in a safe area first. Talk to the people that work at the hotel youâ€™re staying at and find out the best places to see.
Keep Your Smartphone Handy
Always have your smartphone charged and within reach; you never know when youâ€™ll catch a good photo opportunity. Even if you donâ€™t have time to do any sightseeing while youâ€™re on your business trip, you can still capture some photos in order to look back and see what you didnâ€™t really get to see. You can snap shots out the office or hotel room window, out of the cab, or on your walk.
These days, smartphones have made it far easier to take pictures and even capture video. You no longer need a separate camera or a video camera. Use that awesome piece of technology and remember your trip forever.