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10 Reasons Why You Should Always Pick A Window Seat When You Fly!

10 Reasons Why You Should Always Pick A Window Seat When You Fly!

Do you prefer the aisle, middle or window seat when flying? We would urge you, under normal circumstances, to always go for the window seat.

When you choose the window seat, you’ll have a harder time getting to the bathroom, but at least you won’t be the one being bothered every time by a seat mate who wants you to move so he can go to the bathroom. There is a wall on one side so, for the most part, you are insulated enough that you won’t be affected by other people’s behavior.

“You can create your own little space by the window,” says, psychologist and University of Washington professor Jonathan Bricker, Ph.D. The spot feels cozier, and you can rest a pillow against the wall for more comfy naps. “You can create a little bit of a home,” he says. But, the fact that the window seat allows you to watch breathtaking views outside of that window—that is what is most compelling.

Appreciating beauty in this world from the window seat.

As adults, we often miss the magical experience that is flying. You actually know you are an adult, someone jokingly said, when you no longer clamor for the window seat.

Without a doubt the world is a beautiful place, one that looks entirely different from up above. From stunning sunrises and sunsets, to awe-inspiring cityscapes and landscapes and mesmerizing cloud formations, the beauty from up there is boundless and magical. You’re invariably rewarded when you remember to look.

For instance, the views outside that window of the actual Rocky Mountains from 30,000-feet above sea level are infinitely better than watching an in-flight movie about the Rockies. What such majestic views bring to our lives, our perspectives and our outlooks is undeniably the stuff of dreams.

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If you don’t quite believe us, here are some pictures that give you more reasons why you should always ask for a window seat. These pictures will help you think about how much of life and beauty you’ll be missing out on when you forego the window seat or let your fear of flying overcome you.

1. The sunrises are spectacular from the skies.

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    In this photo, the early morning light illuminates Dusseldorf in a breathtaking new way, as seen from a window seat. Beautiful sight. (Photo credit: Florian Seiffert/Flickr.)

    2. And sunsets are pretty epic too.

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      As spectacular as sunrises are, sunsets are equally spectacular when viewed from the air. (Photo credit: Oblivious Dude/Flickr.)

      3. You could even see a rainstorm like this off in the distance.

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        Wow, just take a look at that rainstorm, as seen from this airplane window. It’s simply amazing. It puts everything into perspective in a breathtaking way. (Photo credit: Haley Luna/Flickr.)

        4. Or Chicago’s skyline reflected in Lake Michigan.

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          The Chicago skyline reflected in Lake Michigan, as seen from this airplane window, is rare and quite a spectacle to behold. (Photo credit: Mark Hersch | Twitter.)

          5. What of waterfalls in all their glory? Riveting!

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            Seeing the Kaieteur Falls, Guyana from the ground is majestic in its own right, but it’s an entirely different prospect to view it from the air. The scene is priceless. (Photo credit: Cody H /Flickr.)

            6. And seeing the highest point in Africa will leave you breathless.

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              There are few things in this world quite as awe-inspiring as seeing the gorgeous, snow covered Mount Kilimanjaro rising out of the ground from your plane window. What a sight! (Photo credit: Kyle Mijlof.)

              7. Enjoy front row views of an endless sea of clouds.

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                Seeing ordinary clouds up close in an entirely new way from the comfort of your window seat is such a pleasure. And just riding the clouds for miles on end, it’s spectacular. (Photo credit: Marj Stevens/Flickr.)

                8. Maybe you’ll see your first frozen lake.

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                  Occasionally, those by the window seat may see the whole expanse of Lake Mendota frozen from an airplane aerial view. How cool is that? That’s pretty cool. (Photo credit: Alan Wolf/Flickr.)

                  9. Or perhaps, you’ll see your first volcano.

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                  mount-taranaki-volcano-from-an-airplane-aerial-from-above

                    This picture of Mount Taranaki as seen from the airplane window, is nothing short of stunning. Wouldn’t you agree? (Photo credit: Jon Sullivan/Flickr.)

                    10. And even views of a sprawling metropolis are pretty memorable.

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                      When flying into one of New York City’s several airports, lucky travelers will get a gorgeous view of lower Manhattan. You won’t see views like these from the aisle. (Photo credit: Alamy stock photo.)

                      Featured photo credit: Linh Nguyen via flickr.com

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                      Last Updated on November 26, 2019

                      How to Motivate Yourself: 13 Simple Ways to Try Now

                      How to Motivate Yourself: 13 Simple Ways to Try Now

                      Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t always easy. But unless calling in sick and waking up at noon have no consequences for you, it’s often a must.

                      For those of you who never procrastinate, distract yourself or drag your feet when you should be doing something important, well done so far! But for the rest of you, it’s good to have a library of motivational boosters to move along.

                      Despite your best efforts, passion, habits and a flow-producing environment can fail. In that case, it’s time to find whatever emotional pump-up you can use to get started.

                      Whether you’re starting a business, trying to los weight or breaking a bad habit, you’ll learn how to motivate yourself with different techniques here:

                      1. Go Back to “Why”

                      Focusing on a dull task doesn’t make it any more attractive. Zooming out and asking yourself why you are bothering in the first place will make it more appealing.

                      If you can’t figure out why, then there’s a good chance you shouldn’t bother with it in the first place.

                      2. Go for Five

                      Start working for five minutes. Often that little push will be enough to get you going.

                      3. Move Around

                      Get your body moving as you would if you were extremely motivated to do something. This ‘faking it’ approach to motivation may seem silly or crude but it works.

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                      4. Find the Next Step

                      If it seems impossible to work on a project for you, you can try to focus on the next immediate step.

                      Fighting an amorphous blob of work will only cause procrastination. Chunk it up so that it becomes manageable. Learn how to stop procrastinating in this guide.

                      5. Find Your Itch

                      What is keeping you from working? Don’t let the itch continue without isolating it and removing the problem.

                      Are you unmotivated because you feel overwhelmed, tired, afraid, bored, restless or angry? Maybe it is because you aren’t sure you have time or delegated tasks haven’t been finished yet?

                      6. Deconstruct Your Fears

                      I’m sure you don’t have a phobia about getting stuff done. But at the same time, hidden fears or anxieties can keep you from getting real work completed.

                      Isolate the unknowns and make yourself confident, you can handle the worst case scenario.

                      7. Get a Partner

                      Find someone who will motivate you when you’re feeling lazy. I have a friend I go to the gym with. Besides spotting weight, having a friend can help motivate you to work hard when you’d normally quit.

                      8. Kickstart Your Day

                      Plan out tomorrow. Get up early and place all the important things early in the morning. Building momentum early in the day can usually carry you forward far later.

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                      Having a morning routine is a good idea for you to stay motivated!

                      9. Read Books

                      Read not just self-help or motivational books but any book that has new ideas. New ideas get your mental gears turning and can build motivation. Here’re more reasons to read every day.

                      Learning new ideas puts your brain in motion so it requires less time to speed up to your tasks.

                      10. Get the Right Tools

                      Your environment can have a profound effect on your enthusiasm. Computers that are too slow, inefficient applications or a vehicle that breaks down constantly can kill your motivation.

                      Building motivation is almost as important as avoiding the traps that can stop it.

                      11. Be Careful with the Small Problems

                      The worst killer of motivation is facing a seemingly small problem that creates endless frustration.

                      Reframe little problems that must be fixed as bigger ones or they will kill any drive you have.

                      12. Develop a Mantra

                      Find a few statements that focus your mind and motivate you. It doesn’t matter whether they are pulled from a tacky motivational poster or just a few words to tell you what to do.

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                      If you aren’t sure where to start, a good personal mantra is “Do it now!” You can find more here too: 7 Empowering Affirmations That Will Help You Be Mentally Strong

                      13. Build on Success

                      Success creates success. When you’ve just won, it is easy to feel motivated about almost anything. Emotions tend not to be situation specific, so a small win, whether it is a compliment from a colleague or finishing two thirds of your tasks before noon can turn you into a juggernaut.

                      There are many ways you can place small successes earlier on to spur motivation later. Structuring your to-do lists, placing straightforward tasks such as exercising early in the day or giving yourself an affirmation can do the trick.

                      Bonus: Staying Motivated Forever

                      The best way to motivate yourself is to organize your life so you don’t have to. If work is a constant battle for you, perhaps it is time to start thinking about a new job. The idea is that explicit motivational techniques should be a backup, not your regular routine.

                      Here are some other things to consider making work flow more naturally:

                      Passion

                      Do things you have a passion for. We all have to do things we don’t want to. But if life has become a chronic source of dull chores, you’ve got a big problem that needs fixing.

                      Not sure what your passion is to get you motivated? This will help you: How to Get Motivated and Be Happy Every Day When You Wake Up

                      Habits

                      You can’t put everything on autopilot. I’ve found putting a few core habits in place creates a structure for the day.

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                      Waking up at the same time, working at the same times and having a similar productive routine makes it easier to do the next day.

                      This guide will be useful for you if you’re looking to build good habits: Understand Your Habits to Control Them 100%

                      Flow

                      Flow is the state where your mind is completely focused on the task at hand. While there are many factors that go into producing this state, having the right challenge level is a big part.

                      Find ways to tweak your tasks so they hover in that sweet spot between boredom and maddening frustration.

                      Easily distracted and hard to focus? Here’s your solution.

                      Final Thoughts

                      With all these tips I’ve shared with you, now you know what to do when you’re feeling unmotivated.

                      Find your passion and develop a positive mantra so when the next time negativity hits you again, you know how to stay positive and motivated!

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