Whether you have to buckle up in the car and hit the road to drive for hours (or even days!) or perhaps have an uncomfortably long flight to endure, there are several things that you can plan and include in your packing which might just relieve some of the boredom and help you to stay sane during your journey. Rather than losing your mind – and all sense of time – staring into the abyss out of the window, why not try to do something which could speed up your perception of the length of your trip, as, after all, time flies when you’re having fun! So, if you’ve got a big excursion coming up and would like a few ideas to occupy your time, then read on to uncover some of the most creative and enjoyable ways you can pass the time.
Download Or Invest In Some Games & Applications
If you have a mobile phone or tablet, you’re immediately able to search for and download games and applications that can offer hours of fun. Whether you start with some free driving games or invest in a paid-for app that offers progression and levels for you to get drawn into, there are just so many available on each device’s application store that you’re bound to find something that you can get lost in whilst playing! If technology isn’t really your thing, then perhaps investing in a puzzle book (or 3!) may be the best idea for you. From word searches to sudoku and cryptic crosswords, to more relaxing ideas such as detailed coloring books that can help to keep you calm, head to your local library or stationery store to discover some great books on offer.
Listen To Something
If you have a quality pair of headphones, do not forget to bring them with you on your journey, as they can offer a much-needed break from the sounds related to your journey. Instead of focusing on the irritating car horns or the intense rumbling of the jets engines, plugin and put on a podcast, audiobook, or music playlist that can distract you from your current situation. Audiobooks can really transport you to another world when you choose an amazing author; so it’s best if you can collect several to choose between in order to find the perfect match. Close your eyes and emerge yourself in whatever you decide to listen to, as this will make it a lot easier for you to drift off to sleep and wake up when you reach your destination!
Staying calm and sane during a very long journey has never been easier with these great ideas. Start by installing some fun games on your phone or tablet, or invest in a puzzle book filled with crosswords and mind benders that can help to keep your brain up and running through hours of being trapped in the same vehicle. Listen to something interesting, such as an audiobook or uplifting music playlist, but ensure that you’re always ready to listen to any announcements as you must stay safe whilst traveling at all times.