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How to De-Stress While Traveling

I just returned from a whirlwind TV news station tour out West, five cities in five days. I virtually got on the plane and off the plane. Here are some of my experiences: I shared a green room with rattle snakes which were there for a segment on Arizona reptiles. One TV producer greeted me with, ďWhat are you doing here today? Youíre supposed to be on next week!Ē One sound guy had to be reminded to activate my microphone. However, I grew expansively on this trip, met some wonderful people and kept my energy levels up. This brings me to the heart of the matter. When you travel for business or pleasure and your schedule is hectic, donít let yourself get depleted. Conserve your energy during your free time and reset your bio-rhythms. Hereís what worked for me:My taxi drivers didnít just take me to destinations, wait there and then drive me to the next location on the itinerary. They were guides who described their city, its history and topography, even the economy. Russell, Renee, Charlie, Ed and Jack shared their life stories and their dreams. They took pride in their work having left corporations and other professions to become drivers, giving them a certain amount of independence to fulfill other parts of their personalities and indulge in creative avocations.

Although the rattle snake was a bit rattled in the TV station, the turtle, gopher snake and giant lizard werenít all that bad. When the camera focused on my segment, the news anchor said, ďIím so glad you are stress-management. After that snake, I could use some de-stressing!Ē

For more information about de-stressing and travel exercises, read my book, Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul. To listen to archived radio shows with guest experts visit Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show

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