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How to have a productive commute

Commuting, whether by car, train, or bike, is something we can never really get away from. There are always places to go, things to see, and errands to be run. Especially during the holiday months! Because of this, I thought it would be good to share with you some ways you can make your daily commutes more productive. 

Listen to podcasts
This is my favorite way to help time pass while I drive to and from work. Some of my favorite podcasts include The Lively Show, PaleOMG: Uncensored, and Gretchen Ruben’s podcast. For me, listening to podcasts have made my commute to and from work much more enjoyable, and I am less worried about running into traffic because I am enjoying listening to something every day.

Listen to audiobooks
This can be a good way to keep your mind engaged and learn new things. Audible is a great way to access audiobooks that you can listen to anywhere. My favorite audiobooks to listen to have been the Harry Potter series.

If you ride the subway or train, study or prepare
When I was a student, I took the train to the University every day. During my 40 to 50-minute commute, I always took the time to study what I learned that day or touch up my notes. Spend some time writing work reports, improving notes, or studying for an upcoming exam. Write a to-do list for your day, draft up a blog post, or make a grocery list! There are many things you can do to stay productive during a commute where you’re not driving.

Bike to work
Of course, there are a lot of things that can enable or prohibit people to commute by bike to work. There are things like distance, weather, time, and safety to consider. If it’s possible for you to commute by bike, though, it’s a great option for warmer months. It will keep you active and can boost your mood since you will be enjoying the weather before work and not get stuck in traffic.

With a little bit of effort you can make your daily commutes a little more productive and enjoyable!


By: Samantha Thayer

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    Christina Danielsen
    December 8, 2016 at 6:22 am

    <3 ….. and sometimes it feels good to just be … not doing anything but enjoying the ride while connecting to the world around you , taking in the sounds , smells , words , images ……have a great day dear Samantha 🙂

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