In between the time when you wake up in the morning and you get to the office, your car is your haven. It’s a space to rock out your favourite concert jams and it’s the place you can laugh along to your podcast. It can also be a suffocating cage when you’re stuck in traffic.
When you are working long hours, a long commute can be an absolute pain to have to deal with. Sure, you may have access to a distance matrix AI to help you to make your commute more efficient and get you there earlier, but it doesn’t take away from the commute in the first place. You’re supposed to be able to enjoy getting behind the wheel of the car and having some freedom, but if you know you’re getting behind the wheel of the car to go to work it can be a little more difficult than that. Traffic doesn’t have to ruin your day, so let’s have a look at how you can make it up to me happier with these tips:
- Make sure that you have a good car. You don’t have to spend all of your money on a Tesla to be able to have a good car on the road. In fact, all you have to really do is make sure that your car has a good tread in the tire, a new gearbox, and brake pads that work. A great car can ensure that you feel balanced and safe on the road, and that’s half the battle of the commute. The last thing you need is to be stuck in traffic and have a car breakdown.
- Bring somebody with you. One of the easiest ways to look after the environment is the carpool. This is where you bring your work colleagues along for the ride with you and you save money on petrol by just having the one car on the road. Not only will you save money on petrol though, you’ll make a new friend and you’ll have somebody to jam out with. It’s so much nicer to be in the car with somebody to talk to than by yourself.
- Swap from the radio to the podcast. Spotify and other streaming platforms are now hosting podcasts for pretty much every single genre. If you love true crime, there’s a podcast for that. If you love listening to comedians there is a podcast for those, too. Have a scroll through before you get in the car so that you can set up your podcast ready to listen to all the way to work. An hour-long commute feels so much faster when you have an hour-long episode to listen to.
- Make it productive. Your commute doesn’t have to be difficult. You can use the time to mentally prepare yourself for a busy day ahead, you could even practise your Oscar acceptance speech. Being in traffic is never any fun but if you have enough technology to keep you busy, you won’t get in trouble on the road and you can still entertain yourself as you go.