Frequent Flyer Blues

Women battle more turbulence than their male counterparts when it comes to traveling for work.

Life/Work balance remains a constant juggling act. Things get even more chaotic when you throw in a business trip – and your desire to excel at work collides with guilt about leaving your family.

According to a Swedish study, women tend to experience more anxiety than men do when it comes to business trips. Researchers found that not only do women feel more “insecure and guilty,” but expectations regarding home and work responsibilities are higher for women, who are more likely to travel further to spend nights at home rather than on the road.

Ready to travel guilt-free?

Mom’s Refuge lists 10 ways to deal with business trip guilt, like showing your children where you’re going on a map and bringing them a special treat when you return.

Want to bring your spouse with you? Keep corporate expenses separate, check to see if the trip allows for guests, and make sure it’s approved by your boss first, suggests Suite 101.

See Jane Fly offers tips like the best locations for closing a deal and how being away from the family can provide you with some much-needed “me” time.

Bonus PINK Link: Still a distressed traveler? Check out our tips for combating jet lag.

By Caroline Cox

“I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” Oprah Winfrey

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