Organize Your Phone
It doesn’t matter if you booked cheap flights to Hawaii, Florida, or Madrid…being stuck in a seat for more than 5 hours sucks. So, why not turn such an annoying scenario into an opportunity? You’ll find no better time than this to arrange your disorganized apps, worthless screenshots, and way too many open browser tabs. Setting up your phone is a quick but effective way to pass the time. Configure app sections, delete photos you won’t use, and clean up your trash and notifications. Sort your apps into categories based on their commonalities, then give your folder a self-explanatory name so you understand what it’s for. Experiment with a few different options before deciding what works best for you.
Get Lost in a Movie
Practice the Art of Conversation
Catch Up on Correspondence
Catch Some ZZZZZ’s
Plan Out the Trip to Your Destination
Ready to get started? Then have a look at your handbook…yes, including the dull sections about locations to access pharmacies and post offices. You can also download an app to assist you in mastering the fundamentals of a new language before taking off. A few basic terms will brighten your trip, and even if you don’t understand the language well, most people enjoy tourists who make an effort to interact. Duolingo, Babbel, and TripLingo are three of the best free language-learning apps for travelers. So get your Wi-Fi on and forget about those old-fashioned phrasebooks!
Clear Your To-Do List
You don’t need internet access to meet that specific goal on your to-do list. Not even a computer…sometimes, a seat and a small desk are all you need. Make a shopping list and a meal plan, list new work objectives for the interns, or even begin thinking about holiday gift possibilities. Prepare emails to send once you arrive, and finish the notes on that tedious report you have been putting off. It isn’t fun, that’s true. But it will definitely keep you occupied!
Bring a Puzzle Book
Reading while traveling is a great way to keep your brain busy. Reading a book will help you unwind and will add to those lovely, peaceful vibes of your long trip. If it happens to be a puzzle book, well, that’s even better. Start looking for the right words and filling the missing gaps, and without realizing it, you’ll be at your destination by the time you finish!
Exercise And Walk Around
It’s always recommended to look for some space in the plane during long flights to perform simple exercises. This will help you stretch your muscles and keep your blood flowing. Keep your legs properly oxygenated by practicing simple exercises like crossover leg lifts. These are simple, and you can perform them in the comfort of your seat. You just need to pass your right leg across your left one so that your right ankle is at your left knee, then raise it as you did previously. It’s that easy!
Have you ever tried any of these ways to beat boredom on a flight? Tell us how it went in the comments!