5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Morning Commute
by Sarah Lomas
According to a 2015 survey (OnePoll), the average daily commute for workers in Britain is one hour and 38 minutes. The average time people spend commuting in the UK is 49 minutes each way.
That’s an awfully long time to spend staring at traffic lights and road works.
It’s easy to think of commuting as a waste of time. But there are solutions for those of you who wish you could spend that time more productively.
Here’s how to get more from your travelling time.
1. Learn a new language
Back in the day, you were probably fluent in a European language, but we quickly forget it. So get your language learning skills back on track during your commute and you’ll pick it up pretty easily. There are a huge range of language learning CDs, audiobooks and apps to choose from. And as you’re in the car, you don’t have to feel embarrassed by saying words and phrases out loud!
2. Boost your knowledge
Podcasts and audiobooks are designed for people on the go. Research ones related to your industry to help educate, inform and inspire you on the way to work.
3. Create a to-do list for the day
You can use various apps for your phone to put together a to-do list. You just simply speak while the app is recording and the text will appear.
4. Boost your mood
Listen to a funny morning radio station or a comedy podcast; they’ll help raise your spirits and make the commute a little less stressful.
5. Do nothing
That’s it! If you have a busy job and hectic family life then you’ll probably appreciate the peace and quiet of sitting in your car having a moment to yourself.
See? Your commute doesn’t have to be so bad, after all.
What do you do to make your commute more productive? Share with us in the comments below!
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