I’m quickly becoming a seasoned road warrior with my new day job and driving nearly 120 miles round trip per day.
I figure that I’ll spend around 10-15 hours per week in the car, so I better make this time productive or at least keep me sane–you can only listen to the top 40 for only so long right?
I bet you have a commute of some sort too since the national average is around 23 minutes according to Forbes.
Now what will we do with all this time trapped in the car?
5 Activities for a Productive Commute to Work
Below are a few ideas of how you can maximize your commute.
Keep in mind, your main task is to drive and to do it safely (Don’t Text and Drive) If these tasks distract you from being a safe driver, please don’t engage them (This was my disclaimer).
1. Memorize inspirational quotes- Have a quote on a 3 x 5 card and review it. Pick quotes by business leaders, quotes from the Bible, or other religious texts.
Just think–by the end of the year you’ll have memorized around 50 quotes!
2. Listen to Podcasts- Podcasts are replacing the radio as way to consume information and as a form of entertainment. Listen via Stitcher or other player of choice.
3. Audio Books- No longer do you have to carry that huge plastic box of books on tape. With one simple click, you can purchase a book straight to your smart phone. Audible.com is a great place to start.
Many libraries also offer free audio books and yes–even the old CD of books if you’re not into all that techie mumbo jumbo.
4. Pray/Meditate/Reflect- This is an awesome opportunity to engage in a little prayer and meditation.
5. Sit in silence- Turn off the stimulus devices and let your mind wander; just don’t let the steering wheel drift. When else can you have peace and quiet?
Don’t Squander Your Commute
Believe me I realize that commuting to work is tough! The traffic is terrible, your back hurts, and that guy in front of you won’t turn off his blinker, yet a commute is a valuable gift.
Don’t squander the time you’ve been given listening to top 40 drivel.
What do you do to make the most of your commute to work?