Traveling can be a real delight or a complete nightmare, depending on how prepared you are and the circumstances around your trip.
But since you can only control one of those, and that’s the things you do, make sure that when you leave home you are armed with some of the best things to do on a long trip already at your disposal, here are some of the ways you can make the most of a long trip:
Have fun and disconnect
We spend a lot of our time looking at work, planning meetings and getting things done, clockwatching, even when we are travelling. Of course it is important, and we’ll get to productivity later on but for this first tip, we suggest you try to let go of work. It’s time to live your best adventurous life with the Navitimer from Breitling, a watch that you will have a hard time resisting - just remember to take in your surroundings and relax!
When getting ready for a long trip try to find non-work related things to pass time like a meditation app, challenging games like the ones, or other things that might interest you, try to have fun while traveling when you can!
Learn something new just by listening
Traveling is a lot of standing around and sitting down, so not that many chances to pick up a manual skill, but plenty of opportunities to listen to something that can teach you.
Audiobooks and language classes are a great option for long trips, you can start off your journey with little knowledge of something and finish it with a well-rounded understanding, learn a few phrases in the language of the place you are visiting (if you don’t know it).
The bottom line is this option guarantees you use your time wisely and for something that benefits you, with little effort and great reward.
Clean your phone and cloud storage
You’ve got the time so why not? Phone and cloud storage is one of those things we forget until we can’t ignore them any longer, and it’s really easy to do.
Go through your phone pictures, files, chats and delete the things you don’t need, same with your cloud storage, you can also take the time to actually physically clean your phone.
You pass the time, and your phone will thank you for it!
This is the last one because most people already know it and put it in practice. Yes, you can get ahead of work stuff during your travel time, but there are also other ways to be productive.
Be productive with your personal life, call friends or family you haven’t spoken to in a while, set a calendar of activities, buy a birthday present, there is plenty to cover here.
You can also be productive creatively or work on mental health, meditate, write or whatever your outlet may be, you can indulge in it and what you need during a long trip.
And before you go don’t forget to pack all the essentials!