How To Improve Your Work Commute

Although it’s becoming much more common for people to work from home, that’s not going to be the case for everyone; they either can’t do it due to the nature of their jobs, or they don’t want to do it because they find working in an office environment much better for their productivity. 

If you don’t work from home, the one thing that you’ll have in common with everyone else who works out of the home too is that you’ll need to commute to work. This can be the worst part of your day, and even a short commute can be uncomfortable and something to dread; a longer commute can even make you think about looking for a new job, even though you love the one you have. 

Luckily, there are several ways you can improve your work commute so that it’s no longer such a chore and you won’t be quite so stressed when you reach the other end. Find out how by reading more. 

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Choose A Different Mode Of Transport 

If your commute isn’t too long and you’re tired of driving or taking public transport, choosing a different mode of transport could make a big difference, and even make your commute more enjoyable. Plus, depending on the transport method you pick, you might even get healthier doing it. 

Whether you walk, cycle, using electric scooters, or run to work, you’ll be able to really make the most of that time, getting in some exercise that you would otherwise have missed out on. 

You can also mix up this new way of getting to work, driving on some days, walking on others, cycling on other days, so that it becomes a much more interesting part of your day, and even something to look forward to. 

Don’t Work 

Something that can make a bus or train journey much more unpleasant than it has to be is if you try to work. You might think you’re saving yourself time, getting ahead of – or catching up on – your work, but the truth is that, because you’re not working in a comfortable environment, any gains you think you might be making are likely to be an illusion, and in fact, you’re not being productive at all. 

It’s much better to do something other than work, as this will help to clear your brain and make you ready to start as soon as you get to your desk. You might do a puzzle, read a book, listen to some music, or even meditate. Life isn’t all about work, and taking some time to yourself – even if the only chance you have to do it is on your commute – is necessary. 

Skip It

Coronavirus has been utterly devastating and it has changed many people’s lives. It may have caused you to re-evaluate your own life and to look at what is most important to you. If working from home, at least part of the time, would be useful for you, then why not ask your boss to see if it would be possible? 

Skipping your commute a couple of days a week might be the best way to make it better, and if it makes sense for your work and your home life, then taking on flexible hours might be a good idea. 

Phillip Neho

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