How to Maximize a Long Commute
Long commutes in the morning should be looked at as an opportunity for some improvement in your life. It is a set time every day where you know you are going to be in a certain place. Take advantage of it! There are many things you can do to maximize a long commute.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can maximize yours to be the best it can possibly be.
Start with the Car
If you are wanting to make the most of your commute then you need to find the perfect commuter car.
It needs to be comfortable and capable of travelling long distances in the most efficient manner possible.
That is why you need to find a car with good gas mileage so you are not burning out your pocket by filling up with gas constantly.
Ask About a Carpool
See if anyone at your job would be willing to join you for a carpool. This will cut down on the amount of time you spend behind the wheel.
You will take turns and your colleagues will be the drivers several times a week.
When you are in the passenger seat, you can take the time to sleep, relax, or catch up on something important that you need to do.
Do Something Productive While You Drive
Even if you are the sole driver, there are several things you can do to make your journey more productive overall. Why not try listening to a podcast?
From true crime to political debates, there is a podcast for everyone.
They range from amateur productions to full broadcasts by big names. If you are on the hunt for something to occupy your time, this might be for you.
You could also try to learn a language or organize your day with audio-to-text apps.
No matter what it is you think you could do, use the block of the commute as a chance to sit still and totally organize your day.
Catch Up with Loved Ones
If you feel like you never get the chance to speak to your loved ones then use the commute as an opportunity to do so. It is a set amount of time and you can very easily phone someone for a catch-up.
Many cars nowadays come with built-in Bluetooth or you can always invest in a good old-fashioned earpiece if the car isn’t Bluetooth-enabled. Phone someone and have a chat, it might make your commute fly past.
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If your commute currently feels like a chore then you need to change that. Prioritize what you need to do during it and start to look at ways you can build that into your time in the car.
Whether you are calling someone or listening to some advice from a podcast, there are many ways you can maximize your long commute and make it the best it can be.
Do you have any other ideas to maximize your long commute?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.