Take ‘Plane Days’ To Remove Distractions And Get Stuff Done

Take ‘Plane Days’ To Remove Distractions And Get Stuff Done
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While in-flight internet is becoming more common, flying usually means being cut off from the internet for a few hours. If you’re overwhelmed by too many distractions, taking an “plane day” to cut off communication can help you catch up on work.

Photo by Emran Kassim

As Quora user Bryan Hassin explains, being on a plane can often mean that all your usual distractions don’t work. You’re cut off from the internet. You can’t receive phone calls. This makes flights an excellent time to get things done. Of course, you don’t have to drop loads of cash to get this experience. Just set aside a block of time to put all your devices into aeroplane mode and get things done:

When I made the joke that I should start flying internationally more often for productivity reasons, the light bulb went off. Now, at the beginning of each week, I carefully look at my schedule and declare one day (or two half days) to be plane time. I block it out on my shared calendar and treat it as if I were in the air: working out of the office, disabling my phone, and shutting off network connections on my laptop. The rest of the days are for meetings, etc. but this blocked out time each week is my most productive by far.

Distractions have a way of worming into your life. However, having a button (or plane) that’s keeping you focused on your work can help interrupt the path to lost productivity.

Aeroplane Days [Quora]