When you think of taking a long train journey, you might yawn at the sheer thought. It takes up so much time and why can’t you get somewhere quicker? However, there is something to be said for travelling by train. It gives you time all to yourself, which you can spend as you see fit. How should you make the most of your next train journey?
A great use of your time is to be productive. Whether you’re commuting from Watford Junction to Shepherd’s Bush or getting out of the city – use your time wisely. It can be small tasks like checking your emails for the morning, going over a presentation you’re doing later in the afternoon, or writing yourself a to-do list of what you need to do that day. You can use your time on the train to get yourself in the right headset for a productive day at work.
Enjoy the View
Of course, not all train journeys revolve around a commute. In fact, sometimes the whole point of you getting the train is so you can sit back and enjoy the view. There are spectacular scenic train routes across the UK. You don’t need to worry about bringing entertainment with you, all you need to do is look out the window. Use this time to switch-off and watch the world go by.
There are other journeys which may not be a scenic treat from start to finish. In this case, you need to come prepared. A book is a must for a long train trip. Whether you want to read one of the best books of the year or catch up on the classics – it’s a perfect way for you to while away hours. You could also use the time to try listening to an audiobook or a podcast you’ve been meaning to check out.
If you know you’re going to be travelling on the train for a long time, it’s important you make yourself comfortable. There are some items you can pack ahead of time to help yourself out. Make sure you have water, are wearing comfy clothes, and bring plenty of your favourite snacks with you.
A long train journey is what you make of it. You could either be bored for hours on end or throw yourself into it and try to have some fun. How do you like to spend a long train ride?