Traveling. Some people love it, some people hate it and others do it as required. But no matter how you feel about traveling chances are at some point each year you find yourself sitting in a busy airport terminal waiting for your flight to begin boarding.
Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure there are a few things you can do to stay productive while you travel. Here are three tips:
Have a List of Tasks Ready
There’s a lot of waiting while traveling and sometimes even delays. Keep on hand reading or reference material, and contact management tools so you can make use of small parcels of time by making appointments, returning phone calls, or responding to emails.
Schedule Time for Phone Calls
There’s a reason for your travels and it’s probably not to spend the entire time on the phone. Set aside a time to return calls and stick to it unless it’s an emergency.
Pack Ahead of Time
Frequent travelers should have a carry-on case packed with basic necessities ready to go. This keeps you organized and stops you from worrying about what you might be missing. When traveling with kids make sure you give yourself time to pack for them several days in advance.
In Order to Succeed, is a full-service professional organizing and project management firm serving private individuals and business owners throughout New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. In Order to Succeed works closely with clients helping them to live, work and move in productive, organized and stress-free ways. In addition to helping her clients prepare for travel, President of In Order to Succeed, Denise Caron-Quinn is a frequent traveler herself and had some tips on staying productive while traveling for business or pleasure. Find In Order to Succeed on Facebook and on Twitter.