If you have to fly regularly you are probably wondering how you are going to have enough time to manage your schedule to properly run your business. You certainly cannot afford to waste valuable time and you have to find a way to be effective while traveling. But, have you ever tried working while on an airplane? There are so many distractions that make this task next to impossible.
Lucky for you, there are certain things you can do to be productive when working on an Airplane.
Here are 5 tips:
- Dress to impress
Think about function and comfort in the first place to get the most done. Wear the most comfortable clothes you can, no matter how long the flight is. If you need to come off the plane looking professional, bring clothes to change into. That way you can still maintain the look without suffering during the flight.
- Always Ask the Best
The best option for ensuring maximum comfort is asking for first class if your client is willing to pay for it. Since this is hardly the case, make the best of what you have by asking for a couple of things in coach.
See if you can get a seat in the middle section of the plane to avoid the most distractions, and request a window seat to ensure you don’t have to get up every time the passenger seating next to you want to use the restroom.
- Prepare your Trip
Make sure you have the right equipment for working in the air:
- Laptop or tablet: You’ll be much more productive than with a smartphone
- Noise-cancelling headphones: Use them to block out distractions or to listen to relaxing music while you work.
- Pillow: Keep your head propped up comfortably to reduce neck strain while you do your work.
- Portable charger: It is a good idea to always have it around. And, of course, always make sure to keep your laptop battery at full charge before the flight.
- Prepare for Air Travel
Although many flights offer Wi-Fi service, you can never be sure that you’ll have Internet access. Be prepared to work offline and ensure you have everything you need to complete your work. Create an agenda of activities you can do and try using a tool like Snagit to take screenshots of web resources.
- Turn Anxiety into a Challenge
No matter how hard you try, there is always a chance that something unexpected will come up and make your working in the air impossible.
If the worst scenario happens, always have a joker in your hand. Bringing a learning resource is a great idea. For example, keep Ebooks on your Laptop. You can sit back and enjoy some learning that will also positively impact your business.
You have to admit that staying effective while traveling is quite a challenge. However, if you have the right techniques and tools, anything is possible.