Unless you’re one of those lucky few who work from home, you will likely have experienced the nightmare otherwise known as the commute to work. The traffic can be abysmal, you’re stuck in a cramped, confined space, and you’re on your way to work! The good news is there are a few simple things you can do to make your commute more bearable… or possibly even pleasant!
- Know The Rules
Nothing ruins a trip faster than a traffic incident. Whether it’s an accident or being pulled over by the police for something you did, there is almost nothing that will spoil your day quite as much as this. Make sure you are aware of the little idiosyncrasies of the route you follow, and don’t get lazy just because you drive it each morning. That one day you’re on autopilot might be the day you get caught out. If you do find yourself in a bit of trouble, find an agency like GC Traffic Lawyers who understand the local rules and can help you out.
- Find Your Playlist
You know those days when that particular song comes on the radio and your day just immediately gets better? Well, with all this clever new technology, you can now listen to said song whenever you please! As if this wasn’t awesome enough, you can even design entire playlists of songs to help put you in a great mood and pass the time. You might want to get really creative and develop different playlists for different situations: your ‘stressed out’ playlist, your ‘fire up’ playlist, and maybe a ‘Friday fun vibes’ playlist. The choice is yours!
- Switch It Up
One thing most hated about the commute to work is its mundane, predictable nature. So why not downplay the negative and switch it up occasionally? Try a different route, leave earlier and have a sit-down coffee at your favourite café, or even change up your method of transport. If you normally drive, try catching the bus instead and read a good book, or ride a bike and enjoy the fresh air.
- Find A Commute Buddy
Driving to work can be dull, so why not brighten it up and carpool with a colleague? This is a win-win situation: you get someone to chat to on the way (removing boredom), you have someone sharing in petrol costs (saving you money), and it’s one less car on the road (you’ll get there more quickly). You might even be able to travel in the lanes reserved for more than one person, which often move much faster with less traffic. If you’re really clever, you’ll find the person in your office who is an excellent baker, and you might find yourself occasionally taking home the best homemade cupcakes in town!
There are just a few tips on making your commute to work not only bearable but possibly enjoyable. What is your trick to making the trip pass more quickly? Share your tips in the comments section.