Many people have to commute every day to work. Unfortunately, in many people’s cases living near their work isn’t an option. Therefore, they have to make a commute that may not always be fun.
For many people, their daily commute can range up to hours, resulting in being one of their least favorite parts of the day. However, it doesn’t have to be your worst nightmare. It’s entirely possible to not only make your commute more manageable but even something you look forward to. Take a look at some of the best ways to make your morning and evening commute a little more pleasant.
Control Your Road Rage
Let’s face it, there are plenty of idiots out there in the world, and the road is no exception. It can be infuriating when people are reckless, rude, or just plain clueless when you’re trying to get to work. Some other driver’s carelessness could result in you getting into an accident, which can be maddening.
However, allowing yourself to be overcome by anger every time you get behind the wheel to drive to work isn’t hurting anyone but yourself. It can start to take its toll on your well-being to arrive at work angry every day. Try to practice controlling your anger by taking the time to breathe before immediately reacting like you usually would. Using your commute to better yourself is a fantastic opportunity for self-improvement.
Many people don’t realize that meditation can be done anywhere. You don’t have to be in a temple on a mountain to reach enlightenment. In fact, meditation is often most beneficial when you do it while doing something that would normally agitate you, like your daily commute.
If you aren’t comfortable doing meditation on your own without a guide, there are several apps and audiobooks which can serve as a great resource to get you started.
Listen To Something Productive
If you don’t listen to podcasts or audiobooks while you’re driving, then you’re doing it all wrong! Why not use your morning commute to better yourself by listening to something that expands your knowledge and understanding?
If you don’t have much time to read and would like to more, your morning commute is a great chance to listen to an audiobook. Not only is it entertaining, but it makes the commute go by much faster!
Leave Ahead Of Rush Hour
One of the worst parts of commuting is bumper to bumper traffic. As a result, you get angry and impatient, and by the time you get to work, you’re already exhausted.
A great way to beat half the battle of a commute is to leave before rush hour begins!