Layovers can be a serious waste of time, especially when they're unexpected. Instead of being bored for hours on end, though, use it as an opportunity to tackle that project you've been dragging your feet on.
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Everyone has something they have been meaning to work on but haven't quite "found the time." Well, Amy Killoran of I Love Travel suggests a layover is that time you've been looking for:
My advice is to use the time as a personal 'hackathon' for a project you'd never do on a normal day. One time while waiting for a flight to San Fransisco, I started an Instagram account that was inspired by my obsession with plants — one of those projects that had been nagging at the back of my mind for ages. It took a layover for me to finally do it!
Sure, you could eat airport gift shop snacks and watch Netflix or read a book. Or you could grab a coffee and get to work. You don't have anywhere to go or anything to distract you, so use that layover time to your advantage. You may never find a chunk of time that big again.
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