Beat Business Trip Boredom - 5 Work-life Balance Ideas
Take a moment for YOURSELF.
Countless hours in meetings, seminars and work conversations can make one very tired. One way to keep your business trip from being a boring and exhausting trip is to take a brief moment of your busy schedule for yourself. Try relaxing at the hotel’s spa or find a wellness center nearby. Even just one hour of pampering yourself can work wonders. You can also go for a quick jog early in the morning or have a nice, hot cup of coffee at the local café. Take advantage of this moment to put your thoughts in order, recharge your batteries, and lift your mood.
Discover the CULTURE of the place.
Out of town business trips usually take place in an exotic country or beautiful local city that most of the time, you don’t get to visit on your down time. If you want to have a fun time even if you are there on business, you should check out the culture of your location. You can visit tourist attractions or go to the malls and do some shopping. You can see a movie or enjoy the nightlife. Remember that you may only get to visit a place like this once in a lifetime so it’s important to make memories and make your time there worthwhile.
Take a TRAVEL COMPANION with you.
One of the best ways to enjoy your trip is to bring your wife or husband along for the trip. It doesn’t have to be your spouse, actually. You can also bring your mom, your sibling or your best friend. Bringing a travel companion with you can be a great way to enjoy the trip and future activities. After a long day of work, you and your companion can visit the city, try local food, shop, visit tourist locations and more. Enjoying the beauty of the city will be more fun with someone by your side.
Try the local CUISINE.
One of the best things about having your business trip in a foreign or exotic place is the cuisine. You can go to Trip Advisor and look up the best burgers in the city or the best beers or wine in the country. You can also ask your colleagues for their recommendations on restaurants and cafes. Trying the local food is a great way to experience the culture of the place. You can also invite your workmates to join you which is a great way to bond and get to know those that you work with. It can also be a great way to get to know some new people as well.
Consider EXTENDING your trip.
Most of the time, you might not have enough time to get out and explore or get a moment to relax. Sometimes, after hours of working and meetings, you just want to get to your room and get some sleep and get ready for the next day. If this the case, you can consider extending your stay. You can add a day or two to your trip so that after all the meetings and seminars, you can have those few extra days to explore, discover the place and relax.
If you have a scheduled business meeting in the San Jose area, Pavilion Inn is here to accommodate you! Book a stay with us via our website here or call us at (408) 437-9100.