As you travel the world around you, it changes the world within you. It was one of my quotes a few years ago from my travel blog when I was blogging the World Tours. This applies in my opinion this time.
I have traveled a lot over the last 3 months and am often asked how I do it. How do I maintain my energy, my concentration, my connections, my health. So here are my best tips – try them, you like them.
TIP # 1 – HAVE REGULAR SLEEP HABITS. This is normal for me whether I am traveling or not. But when I'm on the road, it's important for me to get some sleep. I adjust to the time zone I'm in and handle it. I make sure the room is dark, cool, quiet and usually when I attend conferences, for example, I'm always alone. I know that many people find it a great pleasure to share a room when attending an event. It doesn't work for me because I get enough stimulation on weekdays and meetings – I don't need additional stimulation from someone in my room who wants to cancel the next few hours. It's my time so I can get mentally ready for a restful sleep. It also means limited electronics or television.
TIP 2 # – Get regular exercise. These days, it can mean just counting your steps at the airports – they are SO MAD! It takes a lot of time and a lot of steps to get through. I hired a personal trainer this year and when I am at home it is very important. When I am on my way, I will be responsible, get my workout done, and submit pictures to my coach so that I demonstrate my commitment. At least I do yoga exercises that help to stretch after long flights. I also bring along the exercise DVD – me and Jillian Roberts – look around the world!
TIP # 3 – I MAKE A GOOD EVALUATION OF CHOICE. There is really no need to look at a menu when I travel. I know what I eat regularly for breakfast, lunch and dinner – remember my 80/20 rule now. When I'm somewhere special (like in Africa – I DO have chocolate crunches … just say & # 39;!) – I will try different foods. But for normal travel – I stick to my food choices – and rarely will I have a drink while on the road. It ruins my sleep. I know that. So why do it?
Tip # 4: I HAVE IT ON YOUR COMPUTER. Next to my workout clothes, my Gratitude Journal is what goes in my suitcase. It is when I travel that I realize what a blessed life I am living and I want to keep my gratitude.
Tip # 5: KEEP SENSE OF HUMOR. Traveling these days can be frustrating, challenging and difficult. There are many things under my control. It is so important to keep your sense of humor – and I do that by watching people. I love it! Most people have their faces glued to their electronics – I just sit with my latte and watch. It's great to keep your stress down. (Good chocolate and Starbucks latte make me a happy traveler! – Find your happy place too!)
I have traveled a lot and will continue to do so. My travel tips aren't rocket science – they're pretty basic and still work. Try them – you like them too.