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How do you stop seeing travel as temporary and settle into a routine? Or does that ever happen... (from a Staff on their first project)

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Also... you need to do what makes you happy on the road and not just follow your team around. Can be tough at early levels. If you enjoy the restaurant or bar scene - live it up and explore each city. If you are into working it - say no to team dinners and join a local gym in client city

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This question so much depends on your life situation. In general though need to have support from your home life (SO, friends, fan, etc) and get really good at knowing what you can take care of M-Thr to make Fri-Sun as focused on personal life as possible. Jus accept that the weekends will be your time for home and personal errands (grocery shopping, oil changes on car, etc)

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I never really got there. Part of the reason I left consulting was I couldn't shake the idea that my "real life" was on hold until the end of the project. Until, of course, the next project. Not to knock consulting, that's entirely my issue, but I never figured it out.

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^that right there is great advice.

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For long term projects, stay in the same hotel, leave a bag of full size toiletries and extra things you don't need to pack weekly. Do things you would normally do to keep your own routine (workout, go to a park, explore local shops and restaurants, see a movie.) Personally I get my nails done when I travel so I don't have to spend the time at home doing at, and it gives me some much needed me time during the week.

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