As a flight attendant, you meet lots of different people. You have conversations with them, serve them, and attend to their needs throughout the flight. One, in particular, is answering the questions passengers have at any specific time they need you to.
You can make your job easier by adopting specific activities that can elevate your skills to help you improve your relationship with passengers. It might even enhance your efforts at earning a promotion.
Here are 7 hobbies for flight attendants that will probably become efficient and successful in your career.
Learn A New Language
People who are bilingual a way more fun and easier to talk to than non-bilinguals.
Imagine being able to speak Japanese, French, and English. If you meet passengers who speak those languages, you can connect with them differently than your colleagues who are stuck with one language. The world is diverse and especially on air flights you will meet lots of different people.
Start learning a new language by using these awesome Language tutorials:
Reading one book a week is equal to four books and then 48 a year.
Ask yourself, what if you don’t read any books at all? Your understanding of the world will be limited. You deal with different people from different backgrounds all the time.
The more knowledge you have the better you can understand new things. This is because of how our brain works.
This is why reading books even in your free time can help improve your understanding of the world, and other people and hence able to effectively perform all the tasks you have at hand.
This particular activity can be used to enhance all the other specific hobbies outlined in this article. You can read books on languages, cycling, dog walking, running, and many others.
Here is a quick list of good reads both non-fiction and fiction that can help you:
- 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People By Steven Covey
- How To Win Friends And Influence People By Dale Carnegie
- The Power Of Habit By Charles Duhigg
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits And Break Bad Ones By James Clear
- Start With Why By Simon Sinek
- City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita
- The World and All That It Holds by Aleksandar Hemon
- The God of Endings by Jacqueline Holland
Write In A Journal
The day in the life of a flight attendant is riddled with problems. Passengers get sick or even misbehave along the way. All these situations can increase your stress level. As we all know stress is unhealthy and can lead to numerous health problems.
This is why journaling can be a healthy activity to start practicing now.
Journaling your thoughts each morning before and after work will help you keep check on your mental well-being. You get beyond your thoughts and direct them in the path you want. You will become calmer and develop the ability to face stressful situations reasonably.
Learning How To Code
To code is to think critically. If you want to develop your thinking skills which are essential to any job and any situation in life, then learning how to code can do the trick.
If you develop your thinking, you can approach any difficult situation calmly and reasonably with ease. Without this mental skill, you will always fall flat on your face.
Here are some of the best YouTube channels to start learning how to program:
Go For A Run
Running is a healthy activity.
Going for a 30-minute work each day before work will set your mind straight for work. Your body will feel more relaxed, and your brain will get a boost of dopamine and other neuro-boosting chemicals that will keep you feeling like a million bucks.
So, get yourself some running sneakers and sprint for your health.
Your body is renewed every time you go for a cycling session.
Give yourself a challenge. Try biking to work every day for at least 30 days. You will feel like a million bucks. And after that experience, you will be in a comfortable state of mind to deal with your passenger friends at any point in time during the flight.
The more consistent you are, the more positive results you will gain from the activity.
If you love animals, getting a quick walk with your dog will give you the needed exercise for the morning. You get to keep fit and also improve the health of your pet.
If you don’t have one, take on the challenge and get yourself a furry friend. You will not be disappointed.