3 ways to improve your commute

Speaking from personal experience, you can easily have a love/hate relationship with your commute. Sometimes it can be a drag (like when it’s raining and there’s a traffic jam), and sometimes it’s really nice (like when the sun is shining and the traffic is flowing). If you have a daily commute, here’s a few ways you can make it more awesome . . .

Caffeinate yourself: Hopefully, you’re not in too much of a hurry when you leave the house in the morning, but you probably aren’t waking up early enough to drink your morning cup of joe as you read the paper and watch the sun rise. Whether you’re brewing your own or hitting the drive through, your commute is a great time to gather your thoughts, drink your morning coffee, and be ready for any storm that may hit the minute you walk through the front door of your office.

Enjoy yourself: I really love listening to good podcasts when I’m in the car. Sports, comedy, and especially mystery are my favorite genres to explore. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy yourself before the busy day ahead. If you enjoy a good mystery, check out Serial or S-Town.

Better yourself: If you have a short commute, biking back-and-forth to work can be great exercise. If you’re on a train, read a book or text a friend that you’ve lost contact with. In the car, call your mom, brother, etc., and stay in touch. That can be good for you, but it may mean even more to your family member.

Even if you’re merely staring at the road and listening to the sounds around you, use your commute to recharge yourself and get ready for whatever is next.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details