Do you regularly get fed up on your commute? Perhaps you are sick of being stuck in traffic jams for a long time before you even make it to the office. Or are you sick to the teeth with train and bus delays? I’m sure you aren’t the only one as many people often complain about their daily travel to and from the office.
Thankfully, it doesn’t always have to end up being a nightmare. There are a few ways you can improve your commute and make it go a lot smoother. Read on to find out more!
Get A Better Car
Why not invest in a better car? If your current vehicle is very old then you might find it causes you a lot of mechanical problems. If that is the case, then it’s worth replacing it before it breaks down on your way into the office. It could be wise to look for a used 4×4 so that you are still able to get to work in the winter months when heavy snowfall could throw a spanner into the works. It’s also worth looking for a car that isn’t too expensive to run or else your commute could end up costing you a lot each year.
Leave Slightly Earlier
Have you ever thought about leaving your home slightly earlier? If you do, then you might be able to hit the roads before rush hour starts. They will be a lot quieter, so you won’t have to deal with the usual manic traffic. So, you will be a lot less likely to end up stressed before you even get to your desk! If you are able to, you might also want to think about leaving slightly later than what you usually do. That way, you could hit the roads once rush hour is over.
Listen To Podcasts
Is boredom your main problem with the daily commute? There are various ways you can solve that, but one of my favourite at the minute has to be with podcasts! There are thousands of podcasts out there right now, so you will certainly be able to find one that matches your interests. You never know, you might be able to find an interesting educational one so that you can learn something new every day!
Consider Mixing Up Your Commute Regularly
Another way to relieve any commuting boredom is to mix up the journey as often as you can. If you normally take the car, why not jumping on the bus or train tomorrow? It will be a big change to your journey, which will help to keep you on your toes. If you live within walking distance of your office, why not walk there and take advantage of the exercise?!
Could You Skip It Today?
If you are able to work from home, it could be worth doing so one day a week. You then won’t have to deal with a commute at all!
Hopefully, all of these great tips help you improve your commute!
As a bonus tip, I came across this resource recently that gives you a list of great songs for a car journey. If your looking for inspiration then I’d urge you to check it out!