12 Tips For Using Your Time Efficiently When Waiting or Traveling

How many times did you stand in line or waited for someone, doing nothing?

Do you travel by train or bus to work and just sit there waiting to arrive at your destination, with your mind rushing here and there? Do you do anything besides listening to music with your earphones?

There is a lot of time during the day, which you can use more efficiently, than just letting it pass by.

Below, you will find a few simple things you can do in such situations. You are welcome to add your own suggestions in the comments’ box below.

12 Tips For Using Your Time Efficiently When Waiting or Traveling

  1. When taking a walk, pay attention to your body. Is it tense? Where do you feel the tension? Focus on that part of the body and try to relax it while walking.

  2. When you are traveling or just waiting for something, watch the people around you. Try to study them. Look at their body language, trying to understand it. Don’t stare at people. You don’t want to draw attention to you.

  3. If you are traveling, watch the scenery, the streets, and the people walking out there.

  4. Try not to think. Do so without any physical or mental tension. You will most probably find it difficult, but it does not matter. The exercise matters. You are training your mind, and even if you do not seem to succeed, still, you are making progress in making your mind a little quieter.

  5. Do you meditate? You can use this time for meditation.

  6. Read a book. But this is something you might be doing anyway.

  7. Listen to a lecture about an interesting topic on your MP3 or on your smartphone.

  8. If you are with a laptop, or even a smartphone, write what you want to accomplish today, in a week, and in a month.

  9. Think about finding a solution to a problem you might be facing.

  10. Practice concentration exercises. You can find exercises here or in the book “How to Focus Your Mind”

  11. Practice willpower and self-discipline exercises.

  12. You can also find many exercises for strengthening your willpower and self-discipline, which you can practice anywhere at any time, in the book Willpower and Self Discipline.