Is commuting a much-despised chore for you? How long does it take to travel from home to work? Is it time wasted, feeling bored and annoyed or do you benefit from it? Read my blog post see how you can make judicious use of your precious time…
Commute: ‘Travel some distance between one’s home and place of work on a regular basis.’ – Lexico Dictionaries
Disclaimer: My blog serves are a means for general information only. Most tips are suitable for passengers. Be mindful of safe driving and limit additional tasks, if you’re the driver yourself!
I used to work full-time and study on a part-time basis, commuting daily. Nowadays, I work from home. If you do travel to work, then here are 20 interesting and fruitful things to do…
Use time to relax, unwind and recharge! This is ‘your’ time, so dedicate it to yourself! Self-love and self-care are primordial.
With spare time to enjoy, complete your morning routine by meditating to clear your mind and feel serene in the morning. This way, you start the day energized.
3. Breathing exercises
Breathing deeply helps to relieve stress. It also has other health benefits. Do that when there’s plenty of fresh, non-polluted air.
Want to work on your self-confidence? Repeat affirmations in your mind (not aloud, there will be people around)… This is a great way to be positive!
5. To-do list
Work on your to-dos. Be well organized. Planning for work and personal tasks help to boost productivity.
6. Life goals
Use this time to reflect on your life goals. This is crucial to achieving what you truly want to. Live intentionally!
Are you a daydreamer? Dreams can reveal important things about yourself… Why not work on them? Make use of your travelling time for an action plan and live your dreams!
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Daily journaling has helped me a lot! I use it to track progress towards my set goals. It’s also helpful in many other ways, such as working on gratitude.
9. Hand lotion
When you rush out of the house to catch the bus, you may have neglected your skincare routine! Always prefer to have it at home and in a proper way. However, when missed, do keep some lotion in your bag for the journey.
10. Lip balm
Dry and cracked lips? Apply lip balm anytime, anywhere! Don’t hesitate, as it helps to protect your lips.
If you’re not driving, then reading books is an interesting thing to do. However, remember that you should take care of your eyesight as well. While commuting, the environment is often not conducive to it.
Use your spare time to see what’s going on in the world. Be upfront with the latest news. Once at the office, you’ll look into work right away.
See what’s in your inbox. This could be your personal or (for some people) work email. One common issue could be privacy. Do you feel safe or are others peeking into your phone?
14. Social media
Check to see what friends have been up to! Post about your thoughts… Wish your cousin a happy birthday.
Play your favourite list. Bring back great memories. Use earphones so that you don’t disturb other passengers. Be careful of overuse… earphones could lead to health issues!
Further development your knowledge! Listen to helpful podcasts that you’re interested in. Apply what you learn and see results in your life.
If you know that you won’t disturb anyone around, then sing along with the radio. This helps to be cheerful and stress-free. You can have fun while commuting!
Do you knit (or have other hobbies)? Make yourself a new sweater for the coming winter. Be productive for your own good!
19. New friends
Talk to the person next to you in public transport. Ask them about their day or compliment them about something. Break the ice and you could find a new friend!
Smile to strangers just like that… It can make someone’s day! You won’t lose anything yourself, either!
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Commuting doesn’t have to be a waste of time! Plan on doing helpful things that you enjoy. Make the most of your spare time. Do you have any tips to share? Please do so. Thank you!!
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