How to Maximize These Few Hours of Your Business Trip

For me, a standard business trip can last up to three weeks and crisscross multiple cities. It’s truly a marathon and not a sprint, so I prioritize healthy habits to ensure I’ll make it through.

If I can fit in a traditional workout, I will; and if I can’t, I’ll find an excuse to walk more each day (to and from meetings, or up the seemingly endless steps of the Washington, DC Metro System). I focus on healthy eating—even ordering some of my lattes “Half-Caff” to curb potential caffeine dependence. I know the importance of a good night’s sleep, and while away, I always try to catch up with friends in the cities I am visiting.

Sounds like I have it all under control—right?

Well here’s my confession: As healthy as I am on the road, I blow it as soon as I get back home.  I let myself feel the exhaustion that has been dormant for days or weeks, and all I want to unwind is two glasses of wine and chocolate chip cookies (not exactly a model dinner!).  Moreover, it can take me up to a week to unpack my bags and find the energy to keep my house as clean and organized as usual.

Thankfully, I’m learning how to keep these bad habits at bay.  Read on for my tricks to stay healthy…after your business trip.

See the rest of my latest Stiletto Dash post here.