The image of the savvy business traveler brings to mind a consummate professional with perfectly packed suitcase and dressed for the conference room, breezing through the airport with a calm but determined air of efficiency and professionalism, but if that breeze is more like a tornado running for a flight leaving a trail panic in its path, these seven traveling tips from Thanh Pham at Lifehack could help calm things down and keep your focus on the game that is business travel.
1. Smart Packing
Don’t leave packing till the last minute. Your chances of forgetting important documents, chargers and miscellaneous things are very high if you are in a hurry. Give yourself at least 24 hours…
2. Cloud Syncing
It is worthwhile investing some time into having your files and documents synced up through “the cloud”. This will ensure you will always have access to the latest versions of your documents across all computers. Nothing is more painful than to realize while on the road that the important document you had to print is only available on your desktop computer at home.
A simple solution is Dropbox – it allows you to store files in the cloud and it supports multiple platforms. And best of all: it’s free.
3. Combat Jetlag
Jetlag can be a huge waste of time. If you are crossing multiple time zones you might have to combat jetlag. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to adjust to new time zones – just switch time zones the day before or on the day of your travel.
This might mean that you have to stay up longer or go to bed earlier, but it will help you adjust more effectively once you arrive at your destination.
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