You either hate flying or love the stuff. Personally, I'm a big fan. That feeling of being disconnected up in the air, whether it be for 4 hours, or 55 short minutes, is blissful, and often much needed. But if you're one to get squirmy on long flights, try out these tips to keep you from going insane.
Headphones (good ones)
Those crappy plastic ear buds you have tangled in your carry-on? They're a sad excuse for headphones. Though expensive, consider investing in a pair of quality headphones. Not only will the quality of sound be unprecedented, but the feeling of being totally encompassed by music rather than the white noise on the plane will have you wondering why you waited so long to buy some nice headphones in the first place.
Can't fall asleep on planes or public places? Keep your mind busy with brain teasers, my favorite being Sudoku. But if the thought of crunching numbers in your free time makes you queasy, take a tums and be comforted in knowing that there are thousands of different sudoku books to choose from across various levels. It's been proven that brain teasers like sudoku exercise your brain (and delay dementia). So with every flight, you're one puzzle closer to becoming a sudoku master.
An (actually) Good Book
Yes, this is an obvious one, but hear me out. Having a book handy that you actually want to read can make any flight bearable. When I was younger, I absolutely hated reading. But in my 20s, I began finding books that were enjoyable to read, one's with interesting, relatable plots and ones which I even found myself reading in my free time or on a Friday night (judge me). So do your research, and some self reflection, to find a book that you won't be able to put down, even when you land. Just make sure you've got the sequel handy.