If you travel a lot for business, you know it's often not as glamorous as it sounds. Check out one frequent flier's tips on keeping business travel burn-out in check.
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Entrepreneur and career blogger Penelope Trunk racks up more business travel miles in a year than some people accumulate in a lifetime. She says perspective is vital to warding off burnout and a disrupted personal life.
Think of balance in terms of weeks, not days. I know I want to spend time with the Farmer, spend time with the kids, be around for dinner invitations, and tooth-fairy moments. I used to worry about this every day. If I didn't have breakfast with the kids, then I had to have dinner. Now I think in terms of weeks. If I was gone all week, I take off a day from work to have extra time for my personal life. If you are good at your job, and you travel a lot, no one counts how many days you take off.
Be sure to take a look at the rest of Trunk's tips, including why you should give up McDonald's on your travels entirely. Have your own best methods for coping with lots of travel? Tell us about it in the comments.
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