A long commute can impact your mood and your performance at work. We’re here to share a few helpful tips to make your commute better! After all, you may have more control over the time you spend in transport than you think. Below are quick and straightforward tips you can apply to make your commute more tolerable.
Prep the night before
If you’re not a morning person, then you understand the struggle of waking up and frantically looking for everything you need before running out the door. Instead, plan everything out ahead of time, including your lunch, if you take it with you to work. Pick your outfit every night and place it next to everything you need in the morning; your keys, wallet, briefcase, etc.
Incorporating physical activity into your daily commute is super important. We often spend most of our day sitting at work, so try to find ways to get your heart rate up. Maybe it’s parking your car a little further from the office, or walking to the next bus stop.
You can also practice simple neck or back stretches while sitting at your seat, while in the car at a red light or on public transportation. Incorporating simple moves every day can help improve back pain and posture.
Switch up your playlist
If you enjoy listening to music every morning while driving or watching your favorite show while riding, then a long commute is the perfect time to catch up on the latest episodes. Pass the time watching TV shows or listening to comedy. Switch up your music playlist every once in a while. It will minimize the sense of routine and will help make your morning a bit more exciting.
Bring snacks and food
We know that as soon as you get to work, it’s a race against time from 9 to 5. You end up feeling rushed during your lunch or coffee breaks. That’s why we suggest bringing some food or snacks with you on your morning commute. You can have breakfast and take your time eating before the busy workday starts. Pack your favorite morning drink, whether it’s coffee, tea, or even a smoothie, and enjoy a healthy balanced breakfast with it.
It’s a great way to pass the time and keep your mind stimulated and stress-free. If you’re behind the wheel, consider audiobooks or podcasts. It will make a difference in your productivity and mental wellbeing.