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7 creative things to-do for turning a boring long-hours train journey into a happy ride
Festive season is just around the corner and you must be planning to visit your loved ones. But then, the thought of spending long hours in journey, sitting idle might put you off. In fact, those long hours of travel can be really irritating, as you have no other choice but to sit in one place. Travelling with devices like laptops is usually not safe in trains, so you might think of avoiding carrying one with you.

But then, what can be done to make your travel experience memorable, productive, creative as well as fun? Well, you can simply change that dull traveling experience into a happy ride. Just opt for these very useful and creative ideas. Read on:

1. Carry a notebook to pen down your travel stories

Writing in Train

Well, if you have even a slight interest in writing, travelling is one of the best experiences you can have. So, just carry a diary to pen down all your experiences during the journey without giving a second thought. You can also pick a certain situation and use your creative imagination to turn it into a story. Give it a try!

2. Observe, observe & observe

Obseve People

While some people usually enjoy this as a hobby, a few find it really weird. But trust me, it is always fun to observe people, things, situations and your surroundings. While you will have some good time observing your co-passengers in trying to deduce their mood, native place, profession, habits etc. you will also get to learn many new things that you may carry home with you. So, indeed give it a shot this travel season.

3. Talk to fellow passengers and make friends

Talking in Train

Isn't it an awesome idea? Initially, it feels a bit awkward to approach your fellow passengers, since they are strangers and you know what we have been taught about strangers since childhood! But then, what if he or she might be thinking the same way? Even if the other person doesn't respond, what have you got to lose? But if things turns up positive, you might end up developing a good friendship bond that you may cherish for the rest of your life.

4. Witness the beauty of nature from your window

Watching the natrue

No, not the way you always do it, thinking that you don't have any options. Do it with an interest this time and feel the difference. Feel the beauty of the places and nature you are passing through. Nothing is more beautiful in this world than the beauty of nature. So just relish it while you can!

5. Sketch, paint, and give your creative side a chance

Sketching in Train

The view through your window is sometimes awe-inspiring. So, if you are a sketcher or a painter, there is no better scenery than the one you witness from your window. Even if you are a rookie, at least you can give it a shot. You never know what masterpiece you may end up creating. So, just go for it!

6. Indulge in deep thinking

Thinking in Trains

These days we hardly get time to indulge in deep thinking. We spend precious minutes of our life in rushing to work, eating, sleeping and replicating the same routine every day. But, during journey we get some quality relaxing time. We can easily indulge ourselves in deep introspection that might help us in taking important decisions in life. Who knows? It may end up as a journey of self-discovery for you!

7. Reading, listening to music and watching movies

Reading Books

Well, if above things are not your cup of tea, you can easily opt for some customized playslists created for journey or travel. Apart from that, you could watch some films or read those novels that had been lying gathering dust in your bookshelf for years.

Make a difference in your journey this time. It will definitely make your travel experience special, productive and memorable!

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