What is bleisure? I tell you about my trip to New York

che cose il bleisure vi racconto il mio viaggio a new york

What is bleisure? I tell you about my trip to New York


Bleisure, aka “the new way of finding a good life-work balance”

 

I am one of those lucky employees who work in a company where bleisure is accepted and encouraged. So I love travelling and since I have myself a bit of a FOMO (i.e., Fear Of Missing Out) I wouldn’t be happy enough to come back home without having made use of every single minute of my time abroad. So, guess what? I love bleisure.

Isn’t it a pity to come back home after having quite literally seen Athens’ airport only? Well, times are changing and companies’ mindsets are changing too. The idea is that if employees are happy, inspired and relaxed, they will come back in the office the next Monday with a whole new set of ideas and energies to put into their daily work routine. Doesn’t it make perfect sense? Trust me, it so does.

What is bleisure?

 

The term bleisure is the combination of the two words “business” and “leisure”, as simple as that sounds. It looks like someone finally gave an official name to a fairly popular trend in the business world (just like when the word “selfie” became the official word for, well… selfies).

So, what is this bleisure all about? It’s about adding a couple of days of vacation to a business trip.

Picture that. Your boss asks you to get on a plane on Thursday to jump into a meeting in Athens on Friday morning. But then books you a flight back on the very same Friday evening.
Have a nice good look at where my latest business trip was from the picture below, and let me know if you wouldn’t have loved to add a couple of days to the trip yourself too.

Yes, the big Apple, ladies and gents.che cosa è il bleisure

Pretty cool, uh? Even if I had to work and attend a few meetings and conferences while being there, I did have enough time to enjoy living in the city that doesn’t sleep.

Where am I trying to get to with all these words? I’m not trying to make you envious (still, I do know I deserve your envy).

What I am trying to say is that it’s Sunday evening, I still have a bit of a jet lag to get rid of and bags of clothes to wash, yet I am here sitting at my computer writing this blog post for you to read about bleisure checking some work-related emails and taking down a few notes to bring back to the office about ideas that came up to my mind as I was strolling around precisely here.

 

creative words e la bleisure

 

If you are as lucky as I am to be working in a place that encourages bleisure. Make sure you make the most of your business trips without the fear of asking your boss for permission. Make them read this blog post if you think it could help, so they can always hope you’ll be coming back to the office with great ideas for the future.

As for me, even though I am still a bit tired and the thought of jumping on a plane right now is not so appealing, I still can’t wait to be on my next business trip.

daniela damato

 

 

This article was written by Daniela D’Amato, Operations Manager at Creative Words.


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