I used to love flying. It was an exciting adventure.
Now security-induced lines and weather delays have turned air travel into a nightmare.
But still anytime someone else does the driving, I’m basically happy. It gives me a chance to read or do some work. With a little bit of planning, my airplane seat becomes a mobile office. A bit cramped — but I can still gets things done.
The Time Management Ninja has some good tips for getting it done while en route. But there is a bit too much emphasis on electronic devices.
I’m a worrier. I worry about lack of wireless access and battery life. So I plan for digital downtime by adding these items to my carry on:
- Favorite magazines and newspapers
- Print outs of reports and articles I need to read for work
- Legal pad and pens
Maybe I don’t need to pull out my laptop if I play my cards right.