When I’m flying back home to Los Angeles, I stay off the airplane’s WiFi. Instead, I write emails throughout the flight. My goal: When I land, I’ve written 100 forward-motion and catch-up emails, knowing those will go out when I connect to the Internet.

I use Apple Mail so that I can do this offline with full access to all my folders. I often get twice as much work done on a plane as I would in my office because I’m not online.

Getting that much accomplished on my way home gives me the freedom to really enjoy being home — the greatest gift of all.