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Staying Centered While Living the Traveling Entrepreneur Life

Make a living with your laptop? These tips help you maintain your Zen while remaining a seasoned, adventurous business professional.

The business climate we live in is more interesting than ever. 

You can make a handsome living out of your laptop, leaving you plenty of room to travel, raise your kids and diversify your income on your terms. However, living this life involves focus and stress-relief strategies that must become engrained, practiced principles. 

Whether you’re a travel blogger, freelance graphic designer or full-fledged YouTube celebrity, read on and use these tips so that you can stay in gear. 

Get Your Travel Down to a Science

If your lifestyle involves lots of travel, the best thing you can do is make this travel a breeze. 

For starters, get religious about your calendar use so that all of your trip dates are planned out accordingly. When possible, have a bag packed at least 2 days before you’re heading out of town. This way, you won’t have to do any last minute laundry that will keep you up all night packing the night before a trip. 

Invest in a go-to set of luggage, including a durable carry-on, keep your passport in a lockbox or safe, and stock up on accessories like charging cables and other cords. Plan your travel outfits, invest in a travel watch, and wear shoes that you can easily kick on and off to get through TSA. 

The more strategic you get with your packing, the less stressful your travel will be. 

Implement Some Mandatory Daily Wellness Practices

When you’re constantly dealing with deadlines, large crowds, and ripping and running throughout time zones, you need some daily disciplines that keep you centered. 

Start your day by reading a few inspirational passages and journalling in a notebook. This helps you set your intention for the day and get your energy levels prepared for productivity. The book “The Artist’s Way” suggests practicing morning pages — three pages of stream of consciousness journaling that helps to declutter and center your mind, so that you’re free and productive for the rest of the day. 

Meditation should also be a daily practice, so you can quiet your roaming mind and maintain a sense of calm in your thoughts, feelings, and actions. No matter where you’re traveling, stay in hotels that have a fitness center or maintain a gym membership with a chain that has locations all over.

This way, you’ll keep those good endorphins that you need pumping each and every day. 

Grow Your Personality and Hone Your Confidence Like Your Life Depends on It

Make self-development your personal journey and you’ll see improvements in each and every facet of your business and personal life. 

Something as simple as reading up on communication strategies regularly can make you more expressive and can enhance your critical thinking. Speech exercises will allow you to communicate more effectively, which is essential for business. 

Study universal principles and continuously learn about subjects related to philosophy and spirituality, so you can cultivate your own map for navigating the world. 

If you use these tips, you’re well on your way toward remaining centered as you live the traveling entrepreneur life. 

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