Anne Kukkohovi is a seasoned business traveller. Her business trips often have tight schedules, and she considers it important to take care of her own well-being and energy levels.
Whenever possible, Anne prepares her travel plans well in advance and reserves at least one additional day for transcontinental destinations. This allows you to settle down properly. Exercise is an important part of Anne’s daily routine, including on business trips: “I walk a lot each day. Walking improves your health and lets you experience the surroundings in a different way. You can even wear trainers to a casual meeting because they are very trendy right now – even with a dress.”
For Anne, hotel life is no excuse to slack off on body management. Flexing and muscle maintenance can be performed anywhere, and the daily half-hour exercise allows Anne some quiet time with her own thoughts and feelings. “Anyone struggling under work stress can use the endorphins released by exercise”, Anne says.
Anne's recommendations for taking care of yourself
- Separate normal life and celebrations
Even though she is not particular about food, Anne favours a healthy diet. You should never leave your important principles at the airport: “If you celebrate every trip with alcohol and junk food, this will soon become a habit.”
- If you want to pamper yourself
Spa treatments are a sure-fire way to relax. In particular, the spas of the W hotel chain are an oasis to anyone who values high quality, trendiness and a laid-back atmosphere.
- When you want to sweat out the stress from your body
Bikram yoga is available in all of the larger cities nowadays. It can be tough, but you will always get a similar lesson regardless of where you are.
- For guaranteeing your beauty sleep
For years, many international hotel chains and smaller boutique hotels have focused on securing a good night’s sleep for their guests. In Four Seasons hotels, for example, you can choose between three different levels of bed softness. Many hotels also offer different pillows and quilts – not to mention the exquisite sheet selections.