You’re sitting in your car, driving to and from work, and your life is passing you by. You hate the commute, but you have to do it time and time again, “Well maybe I’ll get a job closer to home or a work from home job.” no, learn how to make use of your time commuting to and from work.
A couple of months ago, I lived in Owensboro, KY and commuted an hour or so to Bowling Green, KY three out of five days a week and I had to figure out what to do in that time frame.
Listen to a podcast. Honestly, before this I had never listened to Podcast before in my life. I found some dope ones, The Read and The Friend Zone. I listened to a couple of others, but these were the two that kept me sane and interested, alive and alert on my commute. Now that I live in Nashville and my commute is about 30 to 40 minutes to work, I still listen to these podcasts.
Catch up with a loved one. Call a friend or a family member that you haven’t talked to in a while and see what they’re up too!
Discover new music. Put on a random playlist from Spotify or Apple Music that you’ve never listened to or that may have artists that you’d usually never listen too! You may discover some gems!
Find a different route to work. I know we like to stick to the usual and not try anything new, especially when it comes to driving! When I first moved to Nashville and I was still finding my way to my job from my house, my GPS took me three different routes, three different days in a row to work. It was refreshing because I got a different scene and depending on the day, one route was faster than the other.
Brainstorm. Sit in silence in the car and think about all the things you need to do or want to do. This could possibly be one of the best times to do something like this! You have no distraction, besides the other cars but there is minimum noise and no one to talk to you and interrupt your thoughts.
What are some things that you do to make use of your time commuting to and from work?