How to Save Time and Energy on Your Commute

Commuting is a waste of time and takes up tons of energy. That’s why we’ve compiled the following tips to help you make the most of your commute.

  • Eat: Or rather, snack. Having breakfast on your way to work will give you more energy and focus for the rest of your day. But you can really only do this if you’re not driving to work – safety first. And instead of bringing a five-course meal, opt for something unobtrusive. A granola bar or an apple won’t disturb your fellow passengers. As an added bonus, you’ll save money by not buying breakfast at Starbucks every day.
  • Catch up on the news: You can do this whether you drive or take public transportation. Use your commute to listen to podcasts. No matter who you are, there’s definitely a podcast out there that interests you. Try one from NPR or CNN.
  • Work: Responding to emails eats up a lot of time. So why not get a head start when you’re sitting on the train? Link your work email to your phone and start writing that proposal you’ve been putting off. That way, you can devote your energy to the really important tasks once you get to the office.
  • Join a ride share: Some of these tips are hard to follow if you drive to work. But have you ever thought about joining a ride share? This is essentially where a bunch of people commute in the same car – check if there’s one available in your city. Joining a ride share cuts down on your expenses as well as pollution.
  • Nap: Even though you know you should, you probably don’t get enough sleep. Did you know being sleep-deprived can impair your cognitive functions? Nobody wants that! So spend your commute napping. Aim for 20-minute bursts – they’ll make you feel energized without making you too groggy for the day ahead.
  • Meditate: It may sound odd, but meditating during your commute can make you a much calmer person. Work goes hand in hand with stress. Instead of arriving at work frazzled, spend your time centering yourself so you’re better able to take on whatever your boss throws at you.

Enjoyed this? Check out 10 Small Ways to Brighten Up Your Workspace!

Written by Roselyn Sebastian

 

 

Commuting is a waste of time and takes up tons of energy. That’s why we’ve compiled the following tips to help you make the most of your commute.

  • Eat: Or rather, snack. Having breakfast on your way to work will give you more energy and focus for the rest of your day. But you can really only do this if you’re not driving to work – safety first. And instead of bringing a five-course meal, opt for something unobtrusive. A granola bar or an apple won’t disturb your fellow passengers. As an added bonus, you’ll save money by not buying breakfast at Starbucks every day.
  • Catch up on the news: You can do this whether you drive or take public transportation. Use your commute to listen to podcasts. No matter who you are, there’s definitely a podcast out there that interests you. Try one from NPR or CNN.
  • Work: Responding to emails eats up a lot of time. So why not get a head start when you’re sitting on the train? Link your work email to your phone and start writing that proposal you’ve been putting off. That way, you can devote your energy to the really important tasks once you get to the office.
  • Join a ride share: Some of these tips are hard to follow if you drive to work. But have you ever thought about joining a ride share? This is essentially where a bunch of people commute in the same car – check if there’s one available in your city. Joining a ride share cuts down on your expenses as well as pollution.
  • Nap: Even though you know you should, you probably don’t get enough sleep. Did you know being sleep-deprived can impair your cognitive functions? Nobody wants that! So spend your commute napping. Aim for 20-minute bursts – they’ll make you feel energized without making you too groggy for the day ahead.
  • Meditate: It may sound odd, but meditating during your commute can make you a much calmer person. Work goes hand in hand with stress. Instead of arriving at work frazzled, spend your time centering yourself so you’re better able to take on whatever your boss throws at you.

Enjoyed this? Check out 10 Small Ways to Brighten Up Your Workspace!

Written by Roselyn Sebastian

 

 

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