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Get the Most Out of a Layover by Turning It Into a Personal "Hackathon"

Get the Most Out of a Layover by Turning It Into a Personal "Hackathon" lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear Get the Most Out of a Layover by Turning It Into a Personal "Hackathon" Patrick Allan 6/20/16 1:30pm Filed to: productivity travel airports air travel layovers projects 10 1 Edit Promote Dismiss Undismiss Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink Layovers can be a serious waste of time, especially when they’re unexpected. Instead of being bored for hours on end, though, use it as an opportunity to tackle that project you’ve been dragging your feet on. Advertisement Everyone has something they’ve been meaning to work on but haven’t quite “found the time.” Well, Amy Killoran of I Love Travel suggests a layover is that time you’ve been looking for: My advice is to use the time as a personal ‘hackathon’ for a project you’d never do on a normal day. One time while waiting for a flight to San Fransisco, I started an Instagram account that was inspired by my obsession with plants—one of those projects that had been nagging at the back of my mind for ages. It took a layover for me to finally do it! Sure, you could eat airport gift shop snacks and watch Netflix or read a book. Or you could grab a coffee and get to work. You don’t have anywhere to go or anything to distract you, so use that layover time to your advantage. You may never find a chunk of time that big again. How to Make the Most of a Long Layover How to Make the Most of a Long Layover How to Make the Most of a Long Layover A long layover is hardly ever ideal, but sometimes they can't be avoided. Here are a few ways… Read more Read more Beyond the Bookstore: How 21 Frequent Flyers Beat Airport Boredom | Apartment Therapy Advertisement Photo by Anna & Michal . Patrick Allan patrick.allan@lifehacker.com @mr_patrickallan Staff Writer, Lifehacker.com Gear from Kinja Deals The Best Black Friday Deals Sleep Master: A Sleep Mask You'll Look Forward To Wearing Don't Wait For Black Friday: Your Favorite Logitech Gear Is Already On Sale Reply 10 replies Leave a reply You may also like Screengrabber Michigan State Holds On Against FGCU After Incredible Clock Operator Blunder 28 minutes ago Gizmodo Deleting the Facebook App Could Save Up to 20 Percent of Your Android's Battery Life Today 7:53am Gizmodo Science Channel Cancels Special After Grisly Pumpkin Cannon Accident Today 4:55pm Recent from Patrick Allan 4 14 19.6K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads Today 4:00pm 3 17 19.9K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan When It's Okay to Workout While You're Sick, and When You Shouldn't Yesterday 3:00pm 5 18 7.4K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan Why You Should Serve White Wine With Your Cheese Plate Friday 4:00pm Share Tweet About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Lifehacker Store Redirecting to the Lifehacker store in Disclaimer: You are leaving a Gizmodo Media Group, LLC website and going to a third party site, which is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use. Continue Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS ©2016 Gizmodo Media Group Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.