I have a love / hate relationship with long flights.
When I board a plane, I’m thrilled that I’m entering an environment where I’m not distracted by my cell phone (i.e: texts, social media, etc.). I thoroughly enjoy being able to give my undivided attention to my work. At the same time, I get antsy quickly and just want to land and explore the new destination. I find that taking work breaks to dive into a travel book helps feed that excitement. Shanghai has been a blast, I look forward to hopping over the Hong Kong tomorrow.