If you have to commute for work or other reasons, it’s possible to make this experience a bit more enjoyable. Check out the five tips to do this below and try them out to give your commute a positive improvement.
Listen to Music
Listening to music can improve a number of situations, one of them being driving. Find a nice album that you enjoy and play it while going commuting to fill the time with quality entertainment. You could listen to any genre you like, but classical music is especially good at keeping you focused and relaxed, important if you’re driving. In 2020, the segment of passenger cars held about 70% of the market share for automotive speakers. This shows that many people are invested in having good sound quality in their cars and making commutes more bearable, so give music a try as well.
Avoid Commuting During Peak Hours
If you can, time your commutes to be just before or just after peak hours. Find out from your boss if this will be okay, and you will reduce a sizable chunk of time from the hours you spend commuting. In case you must be at your workplace within a set time that puts you at risk of landing in the middle of peak hour traffic, you can try to avoid the traffic one way, either by leaving the house extra early in the morning, or leaving work a bit late in the evening.
Get Some Audiobooks
One of the modern trends that you can take advantage of to ease the stress of your commute is listening to audiobooks. You could be one of the 46% of people who own smart speakers and have used them to listen to audiobooks on any subject you find interesting. This could be fiction, inspiration, or even meditation, anything that entertains you or puts you in a more relaxed state of mind. You will find that this could make you more productive during your commute as you learn a new thing or two.
Move Closer to Your Workplace
Mre time spent commuting makes for less happiness and productivity as well as more fatigue throughout the day, which means it’s important to do whatever it takes to shorten this time. If you’re not tied up by family, relationships, and other things, it’s a good idea to move closer to your workplace. This will see you spending less time on the road, something that will drastically improve your quality of life.
Use Public Transport
This final tip is one that may be available to you and that can improve your commute. Leaving your car at home and using public transport to get to and from work is a great way to save on gas and live a greener life. If you live or work near a metro line station, you can take advantage of using the metro for a more hassle-free commute. You will also be able to spend your time doing something else, whether it’s catching up with some work duties or running a side hustle. AAA’s 2-19 Your Driving Costs study places the average yearly cost of owning and operating a 2019 model car at $9,282. This is an amount you could save by using public transport and only using your car for emergencies.
These five tips should help you improve the quality of your commute and your life in general. Don’t wait to give some of them a try.