Traveling = Self-Induced Stress

I don’t travel well.  I should qualify that – I don’t do air travel well.  In fact, I suck at it.

I had to travel for work last week.  My first work travel in 12 years and my first air travel in 9 years.  Um.  Things have change a lot since 2006.  So much so that I missed my flight out on Monday morning,  As I sat on the train waiting at the farthest station from the airport and we didn’t move for 10 minutes, I knew I was going to miss the plane.

Lesson: If the flight is at 11 AM, leave the house at 7:30 AM, not 8:30 AM.  In fact, leaving at 7AM would likely be better.

What I did do well:

  • I packed 3 ThinkThin bars so I’d have a source of protein in the mornings.  Worked like a charm.
  • I packed the right clothes! Not too hot, not too cool.
  • I let my boss do the driving

I hope I don’t have to travel again, but I have a feeling I will.  And if I find it will be more often than anticipated, I will be investing in some new luggage.

For now, I’m thrilled to be home with my babies. This one is waiting on me.



About Maura

an erstwhile former weight management blogger writing about life without diet should's and should not's filter.
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One Response to Traveling = Self-Induced Stress

  1. Zazamataz says:

    That’s a very sweet baby. You never know with them whether they will welcome you home or turn their tail at you. I’m glad you survived your work travel. It is so much more stressful than I think it should be. I’m the type that plans and pre-packs and organizes and still forgets something. My friend used to throw a bag together when I got there to pick her up and everything was fine.

    Luggage, in my opinion, is key.

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