My in-laws are in the process of moving from Portland Oregon to San Diego California (Good weather choice, right?). So on Monday night I flew up to help with the move. Tuesday morning I helped load up the truck and also spent time with close friends and family. On Wednesday and Thursday we will be making the 18 hour trip down to the land of sunshine. I wanted to point out some things I’m going to do to maximize my trip, and possibly encourage you to maximize your time when you take a trip.
The first thing I did before I flew up was to think about what I wanted to accomplish while I was on the trip. Because most of my time will be spent either in a car or truck I brought books on CD, Audio lessons, thought starters, and a list of things I wanted to spend some time thinking about. I have some different projects/ideas I have been wanting to think about so this trip gave me the best chance I’ll have because I will have lots of time. I plan on having a voice recorder to capture my thoughts. Though I will not intend to read while driving (Yes, people do this) I will bring a small book for the flight and in case I want to read it while on a pit stop.
Everyone has the potential to maximize their productivity and time while on a trip. This only happens though if you take time to plan and then intentionally execute your plan.
A Challenge: Take 30 minutes to 1 hour to plan for your next trip. Here are some things you might want to think about bringing and doing:
Growth resources for your down time (Like a book or audio lesson).
Current projects you’re focusing and working on.
Future projects you need to brain storm, think about, and plan.
A way to capture any thoughts you want to remember (Pen & paper, voice recorder, or a phone app.).
Thoughts you can think about and meditate on.
If you’re a writer then a computer or a pen and paper so you can write.
[I won't have my laptop on this trip so I'll be replying to the comments on Thursday night or Friday. Feel free to comment and add to the discussion.] You can also read another post on being productive while in your car here.
Question: How do you maximize your productivity and time while on a trip?