Women Road Warriors
They are the ones that travel the farthest, the fastest, the most often and go to the most unusual places or most extraordinary lengths to give service to their clients or community.
Road warriors can be those who provide in-home care to our elderly. We are our business leaders who travel around the country to ensure that things are running smoothly. Road warriors may be our politicians who are working on our behalf to make sure our communities are safe, healthy and prosperous. They are speakers, educators and trainers who bring skills and strategies to teams coast to coast.
Stress and Being A Road Warrior
If these road warriors are also women and caregivers, the stress of being on the move can become overwhelming.
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Being A Successful Road Warrior:
- Be healthy. Road warriors can burn themselves out, so know how to relax and take care of yourself regardless of the environment. If you are a road warrior who flies, learn the tricks and tips around avoiding jet lag.
- Stay connected to your family and friends. Leave notes. Use social media and/or Skype. Plan for social times when you are not on the road.
- Keep things simple and uncluttered. Don’t pack a lot of extra stuff. Keep your work area orderly so you can easily find what you are looking for.
- Find balance. Have a life outside of being a road warrior – hobbies/activities that bring pleasure and fun
- Be patient. Long lines at the airport just give road warriors a chance to catch up on reading or a moment to focus on your breathing.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!