Travelling for work, by land or by air, involves a lot of waiting around. There’s a lot of ‘dead’ time while you’re in transit. But there are ways to make this time work in your favour and be more productive. Here’s how.
Time is a precious commodity. But when you’re travelling for work, a lot of that time is wasted on waiting for your mode of transport to arrive and when you’re actually on your way to your destination.
While some people use their time in transit relaxing and recharging, others just can’t sit still and feel as though they’re wasting the day. Over at Entrepreneur, professional career coach Jason Womack talked about ways these restless folks can use that time to get ahead with work:
- Read a chapter of a book or magazine related to your trip, event or client. You’ll get ahead mentally and prepare your mind for what’s to come.
- Call to confirm any upcoming reservations. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of your bookings — or which appointments you forgot to book — while you travel. Ease your mind by calling and securing confirmations ahead of time.
- Apply the 30/30 rule. The idea here is to spend 30 minutes of undistracted, uninterrupted, completely intentional time every day on something that will occur 30 or more days in the future. Checking into your schedule 30 days out eliminates the possibility of forgetting things that matter to you and helps you gain a clear vision of what’s coming down the pipeline.
How do you stay productive when you’re travelling for work? Let us know in the comments.