In any career, most are looking for a sense of work/life balance. As a trucker, you know that it is hard to find time to spend with friends and family while you are out on the road. It is easy to feel like you have lost contact as you may not be aware of everything that is going on in the lives of those you love. While on the road, there are things you can do to make sure that you are staying in contact with the outside world so when you do get to spend time at home you are able to relax as well as socialize.
Here are a few tips to help you stay in touch while on the road:
- Schedule time in your day to make phone calls or send text messages.
- Utilize social media.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest world news by turning on alerts and signing up for newsletters.
Schedule time in your day to make phone calls or send text messages.
Life moves quickly, but it seems to move even quicker when you aren’t home. In order to stay-in-touch with your loved ones, it is important to schedule a check-in time every day. This way you are making an effort to foster that relationship back home. Remember text messages are great if that’s all you can do, but phone calls are best. What’s even better than phone calls? Video chat. There are a lot of ways you can video chat including FaceTime or Skype calls.
Utilize social media
You may not be a fan of social media, but it can do some good especially when you are constantly on the road for work. Social media can be a powerful tool and that is why you should keep it in your toolbox as one of the ways that you can foster the relationship with those you love. Posting pictures, daily status updates, things you love, and places you’ve visited are a great way for people stay involved with what is going on in your love and vice versa with theirs. Don’t be afraid of social media as it can be your friend.
Stay up-to-date with the latest world news by turning on alerts and signing up for newsletters.
Another you can stay up-to-date with the latest happenings is to turn on the news alerts if you have a smartphone or to sign up for newsletters that can be sent directly to your email. This way you can stay in the know of what is going on back home and with your child’s school if you have one that is still of school age.
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