The modern world of public transport and privately owned vehicles has made it possible to seek employment opportunities located further afield to your home than ever before. Whilst this is brilliant news for suburban dwellers whose local career opportunities may be limited to local shops and petrol stations, what price are you paying for your daily commute? I’m not talking about petrol, public transport passes and driving insurance; I’m talking about the price on your health and possibly your career progression. Yes, it sounds insane; how can a bus ride or 40 minutes at the wheel possibly impact your health or job prospects? Whilst that’s a perfectly valid question, I wouldn’t have written this post without providing you with a perfectly logical answer! Traffic Jams and Utter Frustration No one likes queuing for something, what a waste of time! That’s the reason behind why traffic jams drive some motorists completely insane. The long line of cars that wait idly whilst a pedestrian … [Read more...] about Is Commuting the Most Stressful Aspect of Your Job?
Commuting to Work
5 Ways To Make Your Commute More Enjoyable
Fun and commute in the same sentence?! Surely not? However, a fun commute is possible with some thought and creativity. Here are some ideas: 1. Change Your Perspective A commute is often something we endure: the time we are either going to or leaving work. However, if an average commute is 2 hours a day, that’s 10 hours a week, which is an average of 480 hours a year for a full time worker. That is a lot of time! So, how do we make this time more fun? Firstly, a change of perspective helps. If you currently see your commute as something to be endured between getting to and from work, try and catch yourself and change your thinking. Be mindful of this time and stop wishing your life away! I used to find myself getting agitated regularly when queuing in a long line at the supermarket. I try and catch myself if I go down that track these days and remind myself, it is all my life. Anything can be enjoyable with a change of perspective! 2. Meditate Using your commute to meditate can be … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Make Your Commute More Enjoyable
How to Make Your Work Commute More Productive
According to surveys, the average American spends 100 or more hours a year commuting to work. Many people dislike commuting because they feel that they are wasting their time as they crawl through traffic or stare out the window looking at the clouds. But your commute does not have to be a boring time suck – there are several things you can do to utilize the ride efficiently. Here are three things to do while commuting that can help you improve your career and productivity at work.Read If you are riding the bus, taking the subway or carpooling and you don’t get carsick easily, use the opportunity to read. You can use the time to catch up on work related materials that have been piling up, prepare for a meeting, or find out about new things that can help you do your job better. On the other hand, if you need a break from work take this chance to relax by reading something entirely frivolous and pleasurable. It’s important to read something you enjoy once in a while to … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Work Commute More Productive