An Expanded Circle of Friends
Business travel may often be in the form of regular meetings with clients in their own areas. The traveller could look forward to meeting many of the same people on a fairly regular basis. They can begin to build an expanded circle of friends with their clients, the people they meet along the way, and they may even find love on the road. All of these can add up to job satisfaction, but it can also provide them with an opportunity to live a happier and healthier life.
Depression and loneliness are often companions to those on the road. Avoiding that means getting out and meeting people on a regular basis. It can be difficult for someone focused solely on getting their job done, but it is worth the effort. Talking with others casually in a new setting can make a person feel more connected to reality. This alone could help them adjust to leaving friends and family behind for work.
A circle of friends offers many good benefits. They can be there when a person feels lonely, or they may be supportive when there is a need. Their presence is another person’s life could make the difference between feeling good or dropping into a deep well of loneliness. Travel away from family, friends, and everything familiar is often isolating. Making new friends can take away that feeling and replace it with happiness.
Connecting with other people is about being a part of a society. It matters very little if a person is physically with them only a few days per month or year. Getting together to catch up on what each has been doing can be the high point in a travel itinerary. It is a way to recreate home and family, but it is also a way to expand friendship and happiness during regular business trips.