For some people, their morning car commute is an annoying and dreadful part of their day. There’s nothing fun about being stuck in traffic, waiting to get to your destination for unbearably long periods of time.
Not only can it be a boring drag, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not concentrating on your driving. When you put so many frazzled drivers together in one long road, it can result in quite an unpleasant traffic jam with the potential for driving mistakes.
However, despite how pesky your commute can be, it’s possible to transform it from a negative experience into a positive one. Don’t believe us? Here are some of the best tips for making your drive a little less awful.
One of the biggest reasons why you hate your commute is likely because you’re afraid of arriving late. When you put multiple cars together who are all fearful of arriving at their destination late, then it’s a stressful situation indeed.
Why not plan ahead by leaving as early as possible. Prepare everything that you need the night before so that all you have to do is walk out the door before your commute. Giving your time to have a nice relaxing cup of coffee and breakfast won’t just start your day off on the right foot, but you’ll be more likely to arrive on time!
Listen to Music
A morning commute is a perfect time to lose yourself in a new album. Try out new artists and listen to ones that you know you already love,
Not interested in listening to music? Try a podcast instead! Or even an audiobook. Listening to an engaging story can make the time fly by. Rather than fixating on how much time you’ve got left on your drive you’ll be focused on what you’re listening to!
How often do we get to sit in the comfort of our own thoughts in this busy world? Between work, daily to-do’s, family life, and social life, it seems like there’s always something or someone making racket. However, when you’re in your car alone during your commute, you have the chance to think.
If you’ve been handling a certain problem or obstacle recently, why not use your commute to come up with creative solutions. Give your brain a chance to branch out and do some creative thinking.
Maybe you thought that you could only meditate sitting in a temple with incense burning. Think again! You can meditate anywhere while doing anything. You don’t need special equipment or even a special location. Focus on your breathing and allow the world to pass around you without resistance. This can be a great exercise for commuters who tend to suffer from road rage!