Some of you are up in my comments asking for recommendations as to how to pass the time flying. I’m sure we all have our own go-to time-sucks for airplane time. I travel for work and so I’m up in the air a ton, like ten hours in the average week. I used to spend this time working but that felt tedious. Then I switched to spending that time consuming media, but that felt like brain-poison. I’ve recently decided to switch up my routine and spend that time learning or practicing something.
Sometimes I’ll spend an entire flight doing DuoLingo Language Learning Coursework – especially if colleagues in my destination is non-English speaking. And recently, I enrolled in some online math coursework. It sounds pretty silly but I was a very poor math student and it always kinda irked me. I remember the moment I decided to switch that part of my brain off and focus on the ARTS. It was definitely the right choice for me as a child, I am interested to see if that choice remains the right one for my adult brain.
I enrolled in a kids online math program and spend my time in the air completing worksheets. Just this morning I completed an equivalent fractions worksheet and lesson on a flight to Cleveland. On one hand, it feels pretty silly and childish. And on the other, it’s kinda fun and removes a lot of the barriers to learning math that existed when I was in school (e.g., grades, mean teachers, classmates, etc).