9 Responses to “3 ways not to stress on a business trip”
  1. Maretta emery says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with you Audrey, that in spite of all the new technologies to connect, face to face time is the best. I always tried to find time to go to a gym or a long walk to destress during meetings…..seemed to help focus my thoughts so I could summarize my insights from the meetings. And the international board I sat on always provided us with logistical info in advance too….made the travel so much easier. Glad your trip went well.

    • Audrey Chin says:

      Yup Maretta. But having said all that, I’m glad I’m not doing biz travel full time anymore. One or two of these trips a year is about all I can take now. You take care. How’s the car by the way?

  2. I love your three tips. If you can eat fairly healthy food when you’re traveling, it reduces the stress on your body. Sounds like you found some good eating on your trip! And you had really great administrative support, that’s key.

    • Audrey Chin says:

      Yes Kath, we’re really lucky we have super committed the support people throughout our organization.

    • Audrey Chin says:

      Healthy eating is SOOO important. I’m afraid what I got on the trip was “good” eating, mostly quite rich and flavourful. But, I made sure I had a healthy breakfast. And, balanced off the large lunch or dinner with a very small other meal.

  3. IJ says:

    Well said. Though I seldom do a group biz trip, nor do I prepare ahead like that…

    • Audrey Chin says:

      Group biz are really good for general fact-finding and networking. There’s really no business involved. But the networks can result in useful referrals.

  4. Audrey I believe you were probably more focused and productive because of the way you managed your trip and some of the best ideas are made while you are having fun eating a nice meal and getting to know your workmates in a relaxed environment.

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