Whether you’re commuting to work or going to visit family, the time that you spend traveling racks up over the years. This is an unavoidable way that your time gets taken up and therefore I believe that you should make the most of it. After all, its the time when you are free to think about things, or to work on projects, as long as they are small and portable. The way that you take advantage of this time is up to you, as it really depends on what interest you and what is going on in your life. If you are traveling by yourself, you can even simply spend some time alone with your thoughts, which can be a very fulfilling experience.
It is also a good idea to bring something to keep you busy, especially on long journeys. While on many forms of transportation, you won’t be able to take part in a lot of your hobbies like playing partypoker or painting. However, there are many other things that you can do. Bring that book you have always been meaning to read and somewhere within the eight or nine hour journey, you will find the time to make a significant dent in the pages. Or, you could simply listen to some great music that you have been wanting to devote a good amount of time to.
Traveling also gives you a great opportunity to catch up on work you have been meaning to do. It can be hard to use a laptop in a cramped seat but there is no reason why you can’t bring a notepad and just start scribbling down ideas. You have time free anyway, so why not take advantage of it and be productive, and you will reach your destination feeling productive and positive.