If you’ve ever traveled, especially internationally, you know there’s a lot of hurrying then lots of waiting. So what do you do?
1. Get there early- sure you’ll end up waiting more, but it cuts out the “hurrying” part. So that in theory cuts out half the stress.
2. Talk- I used to be the kind of person that throws on the headphones and shuts out the world. But be bold, have a conversation. After all you have nothing but time to spare since you got there early. You meet the coolest people at the airport!
3. Plan Ahead- know where you are supposed to be and when you’re supposed to be there. Sounds simple enough, but do your research ahead of time, especially if you don’t know the local language.
4. Watch the Board- I always sit where I can see the departures board. I can’t tell you how many times my gate has changed at the last minute. So be on the lookout and you won’t have to hurry to your gate to board.
There’s a lot less hurrying if you plan ahead. And the waiting isn’t that bad. Just make the most of it. Traveling is where you learn the most about yourself, don’t waste any opportunity.