Tricks to Managing Your Time on the Road

Time management

Time management can get pretty tricky, especially when you’ve got a lot going on. It can get even trickier when you’re traveling in a place that you’re not used to. You go from arriving at the airport, to collecting your baggage, to renting your car, to figuring out where your hotel is, to needing to get food and or your groceries for the week sorted out.

You have no idea what time anything opens or closes, you have set things you need to be at at certain times, and you’ve got random time slots to fill in between your obligations. Luckily, there are tricks for managing your time while on the road. Here are a few of them now.

Download A Traffic App

Traffic is probably the most stressful aspect of traveling, especially in a city. You have no idea where anything is, how far away it is, how long it will take you to get there with traffic, and how much it’s going to cost you in gas or cab fare.

Save yourself the aneurysm by downloading one of the several traffic apps available. The apps assess traffic and allow for other users to comment when there is a hold up like an accident. Some of the apps even incorporate weather updates, or have the ability for you to visually see through traffic cameras what traffic looks like on certain streets.

If you download an app, you’ll be much less stressed about making it to your destination on time.

Traffic TravelKnow What Places Are Open When

There isn’t a lot of things that are worse than making your way across the busy city to buy an item you need desperately and having that place be closed. Perhaps you’re on a business trip and you are in a frenzy trying to finish up a presentation you have to give in the morning. It’s 1:00AM and you need to run to the store to get a crucial, last minute item.

You can’t afford to spend your valuable time running around seeing if certain stores have your item, or whether they’re still open. This is why you need to be able to see the businesses around you and their operation hours all in one place.

Luckily, this exists, and it will help you more than you think.

Make Use of Down Time

Whether your trip is for business or leisure, budgeting your time is going to help you be the most efficient. Write out a list of things that need to be done, and either schedule a time to do it, or do it during your dead time.

Dead time is the time spent just hanging out while you’re on the airplane, or on a taxi commute through the city. People usually have a lot more dead time than they realize. The trick is to use that time wisely.



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