Most people might view a long commute to work as a dose of boredom and discomfort, but there is light at the end of tunnel! With these simple commuting tips, you too can get to and from work with less stress and add some enjoyment to the journey.
Remind yourself of the benefits you gain from your commute. Whether you’re saving money commuting in a carpool or getting a chance to take in city sights, focus on the rewards.
Equally important, remember you choose how to commute and can change that choice. If your long commute to work causes you undue traffic stress, can you find a slightly longer but less busy route? Would you prefer to drive yourself, carpool, take the train or bike? Knowing you have options puts you in control of the situation which is empowering.
Bring the Entertainment
One of the biggest pitfalls of commuting is potential boredom. To help prevent this, fill that time with something you enjoy. If you’re driving, you can make hands-free phone calls, listen to audiobooks, or catch up on your favorite podcasts. If you carpool or take the train, you can read, play smartphone games, or talk to other passengers. Instead of seeing commuting time as an inevitable interruption in your day, see it as a time where you get a break from your daily responsibilities.
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Be One With Your Thoughts, Positively!
A long commute gives ample time to focus on your own thoughts, including worries and stress. Practicing cognizance can help steer these into a more positive direction. Let negative thoughts rise up, acknowledge them, and let them slide away. It’s a relaxation technique that works equally well whether you’re driving, cycling, or sitting on a train.