Nailing the Daily Grind: Fun Activities to Do While You Commute
Whether you travel to work by Uber, taxi, bus, or train, if you have a long commute it can be tedious, especially if you have nothing to do. But it doesn’t have to be a complete waste of time. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your commute.
Take Some Time to Reflect
Your commute is a good opportunity to reflect upon your goals for the week, or even further ahead; your life plans. If you’re the kind of person who likes to stay organized, your trip to work and back will allow you plenty of time to get on with it.
Add a Little Color to your Journey
While away the minutes and lower your stress levels at the same time with the Coloring Book for Me & Mandala. This adult coloring app has pages and pages of intricate designs including: people, places, flowers, birds, animals, geometric shapes, and mandalas. There are 25+ palates bursting with vibrant colors and special effects that you can add to your designs. You’ll find it on Google Play.
Listen to Audio
Put your ear buds in, sit back and listen to your favorite tracks. But don’t feel you have to limit yourself to music. How about podcasts, audiobooks, or lectures? Not only will it pass the time, you’ll also learn some cool new stuff.
Read Those Articles
Read all the articles you’ve been bookmarking with your Pocket app. If you haven’t got it yet, download it now. It’s great for saving articles from hundreds of sources including emails, your browser, websites, Twitter and many other apps. Bookmark it now and read when you have time.
Catch Up On The News
Use you commute time to listen to the local and national news and sporting events. That way you’ll always be up to date with current affairs, so you’ll always be able to engage in conversations with colleagues and clients.
Network and Socialize
If you’re carpooling this is a good opportunity to socialize with your fellow commuters. Even if you’re traveling alone you can still communicate via social media. Catch up with your Facebook friends and twitter feeds.
Read a Book
Download the latest best seller to your mobile device and lose yourself in a fictional realm. If novels are not your cup of tea, amazon has something for everyone. For a small monthly fee you can borrow up to ten books at a time, so you can check them out before you decide to buy.
Work Out Your Schedule
This could be the perfect time to answer emails and plan your daily meetings. Create your to-do lists and set goals for the day. Review any documents or reports that you are preparing to present.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can make your commute time more productive, and if you’re not really in the mood for any of there, then go ahead and take a nap.
Anthony Murray likes to stay productive as he makes his way to work each morning, usually listening to podcasts, catching up on emails or reading.