It is easy to get swept up in your life on the road and neglect to make sure you are the healthiest and happiest you can be. Loneliness is a huge problem sweeping the nation of truck drivers, so we compiled a few ways to beat loneliness when alone on the road.
Planning Your Time When You’re Home
It’s pretty typical to get one to two weeks of being at home per month, so it’s important to make the most of it. While you’re on the road, think ahead for plans you can make when you’re home! It will you’re your time on the road more purpose and give you something to look forward to. Form plans with your spouse to go out and try a new restaurant, see a movie, or meet up with some friends. If you have kids, try to schedule time to pick them up from school and go somewhere fun like the park, a bowling alley, an arcade or a sporting event.
Get a Dog
More and more trucking companies are allowing drivers to bring pets on the road with them. It has been proving that truck drivers who being a furry friend on the road with them are healthier, happier, and overall more productive. Bringing an animal along with you adds a lot of other things to keep in mind, so be sure to research it more before making a decision.
Schedule Phone Calls
Before leaving for haul, create a calling or Face Timing schedule for you and your loved ones so that you can easily stay in touch. Investing in a smart phone may be a good idea for video calling, but if talking on the phone is enough for you then you may not need to worry about that! This will not only help you to stay less lonely, but will also make your loved ones happier as well.