I live in LA, so I basically live in the car. Besides that, I’m also constantly traveling for work- conferences, travel blogging, etc. I know I’m not alone- so here are some things I’ve learnt from living life on the go that can hopefully help you too!
1) Pack light
Yes, this should be a no-brainer, but I seem to be a master overweight packer. The best advice I have gotten about this is to try to bring the essentials or those favorite go-to outfits. Essentials: Jeans, blazers, wrap dress, heals, flats, casual/running shoes, tank tops and nicer shirts.
Also, write out your schedule and what you would wear each day and bring only that. Don't get tempted by those pieces that are cute but you know you never wear- so why would you wear it on the go?
2) Staying healthy
The trick to living on the go is also staying healthy. If you can, get in that jog while traveling. No matter what though, I keep daily multi-vitamins and vitamin C packs with me wherever I go. If you feel a cold coming on mix Emergen-C or Eboost into your water. Staying hydrated with water and green tea (this is the super anti-oxidant) are my go to health essentials as well.
3) Freshen up
So you’ve been running around all day and now you need to head to happy hour, but you don’t have time to freshen up. Solution: keep a small toothbrush/toothpaste with you as well as makeup essentials. Bronzer, blush, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and cover up. With a quick bathroom break, you’ll feel freshened up and ready to continue your evening!
4) A Breathe of Positivity
Even though your schedule might be tight, don’t let it get to you. Accept that things are busy now. You know you would be anxious if they weren’t as busy, so look at the glass half full instead of half empty. If you feel yourself getting anxious, take a second and take a deep breathe. You don’t know how much one simple breathe can help fill your life and your soul with positivity.
In the end, the best way to stay on top of your game while living life on the go is one word: sleep. You can’t expect to stay healthy and do it all if you’re running on empty. Listen to yourself and end that night schmoozing over drinks early (it can continue tomorrow) or grab that 15-minute catnap instead of banging out 3 more emails. You’ll be able to get that and much more accomplished with some extra z’s.
PS. This post is my official entry into the Tropicana Trop50/BlogHer Guest Host The Juice contest!