Flight Time

While on my recent mission trip, I reflected on how I have used my time while in the air.  Tentblogger wrote a great post on 10 Ways to be productive while in flight.

A few years ago, I traveled quite frequently for work.  I was making runs to Boston about every week or every other week for a project, and to save time because my role was small I would hop a red-eye flight, do what I needed to do and then turn around that evening & come home.  It certainly can be exhausting, but I used to do work for about three hours and then catch about three hours of sleep and then I was ready to hit the ground running for my work day.

When I travel, I don't like to be idle.  That is usually the time when it is the quietest for me, so I really like to maximize my time.  Here are a few things that I like to tackle:

  • Reading or Listening to a Book – On my last trip to Michigan, I got thru two books and began a third.  They were quick reads, but I didn't really have time at home to get through the books, so this was the perfect time.
  • Blog Posts – I usually try to write at least two or three entries using my old school notebook, but I just upgraded to this and I am looking forward to my new school writing notebook.
  • Bible Reading – Since space is limited in my messenger bag or my carry-on, I will read my passage using the YouVersion Bible App on my iPad or iPod Touch.  You can also find other mobile apps here.
  • Strategic Thinking – I usually use this time to re-visit my goals (work or personal) or outline projects that I am currently looking to begin.
  • Note Writing – I know this is an old-fashioned thought, but I love to write cards and drop them in the mail from wherever my domestic destination is.  I can usually write about 10 cards in about 45 minutes.  I learned this little idea from John Maxwell, and it really ends up making someone's day.  Try it, I think you will love it.

So…there you have it…a few things that can keep you occupied while on your next flight.  You can always watch a movie or listen to your favorite tunes while cruising at 37,000 feet.  Once my feet hit the ground it's all business.

What do you do with your flight time?

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