Keeping Yourself Occupied During A Long Journey

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Whenever you have to embark upon a long journey by bus, train or plane, it’s almost too easy to get overwhelmed by boredom. Just minutes in you can expect to feel the dread of restless energy and confinement, and this is why it’s absolutely essential that you can find a few gun activities to keep you occupied throughout the journey.

Thankfully it needn’t be as difficult as you might expect to distract yourself during a long journey, as there are several brilliant ideas that you can make the most of to ensure your travels can be over within the blink of an eye. So, if you’re interested in finding out more, then simply read on!

Find A Few Engaging Puzzles 

The best way to keep yourself occupied throughout a long and uneventful journey is by finding a few challenging and rewarding puzzles that you can aim to crack and solve. There are so many different options when it comes to puzzles, as you can get lost in a word search or master the art of sudoku. You can choose to find an array of physical puzzles too, such as a Rubix Cube or a similar game that can keep your hands busy.

There are also lots of different mobile applications that you can download onto your smartphone for hours of puzzle fun, and you can often find wordscapes answers online if you get a little stuck so that you don’t have to get disheartened and give up as soon as you start. It’s so easy to lose an hour or two figuring out how to boss a wordsearch, crossword or spot the difference puzzle, and your brain will stay active and engaged throughout the whole experience.

Having the mental stimulation that a puzzle offers will be far more beneficial than staring blankly out of the window for hours on end, so there’s no time like the present to source a few fun games and activities. 

Get Drawn Into A Good Book 

Getting drawn into a good book whilst travelling through a long journey can help to make the hours feel more like minutes, as the right book or piece of writing will be interesting or inspiring enough that you simply can’t take your eyes away from the page.

Whether you choose to read a magazine that explores your favourite topics, find a great novel that transports you to a totally different location, or even use your smartphone to explore articles online, you’re bound to feel time fly as you get drawn into whatever piece of writing you choose to indulge in.

If you have to take a plane and you won’t be able to get any signal in the sky, then make sure that you stock up on an array of different reading materials to give yourself a few options to choose between. 

Keeping yourself occupied during a long journey has never been so simple when you can take the time to utilize the brilliant ideas described above.

Paul Bellow

LitRPG Author Paul Bellow

Paul Bellow is a LitRPG author, gamer, RPG game developer, and publisher of several online communities. In other words, an old school webmaster. He also developed and runs LitRPG Adventures, a set of advanced RPG generators powered by GPT-3 AI. Here at LitRPG Reads, he publishes articles about LitRPG books, tabletop RPG books, and all sorts of DND content that's free to use in your personal tabletop campaign - i.e. non-commercial use. Enjoy your stay and reach out on Twitter or Discord if you want to make contact.
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