How To Make The Most Out Of Your Commute

Happy Friday people! I hope everyone had a great week.

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So I’d be lying if I were to say life’s been easy lately. Not to say I’m not grateful for everything in my life right now. I moved into a beautiful new house that still doesn’t seem real sometimes and I completed my yoga teacher training! With the move came a longer commute though and what seems like hardly any free time.

Between trying to find time to practice yoga, teach yoga, and keep up with blogging I knew I’d have to maximize any free time I have. That means my 40 minute train rides and hour and a half drives now have become time to get sh*t done!

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Commute

Write! If you’re a blogger this is the perfect time to brainstorm or write posts. I write posts in my Notes on my phone and then email it to myself. If you don’t blog, journal. It’s much more therapeutic to write your thoughts down rather than scroll through your Facebook newsfeed for an hour.

Discover new music. Being a new yoga teacher I’ve been trying to build my yoga playlist library. It makes my train ride much more fun. Spotify’s browse feature is awesome for finding new music.

Talk to Siri. Yes I’ve actually written some blog posts by talking to Siri (while in notes) on my drive to work. She’s not always the best speller, but you can fix that later.

Catch up on sleep…only if you’re commuting on the train please! With a longer commute I’m getting less sleep. Even just a quick power nap can give you an extra boost to get you through the morning.

Make new friends. I haven’t struck up conversations with complete strangers, (but if you can that’s awesome and you should) but I have met new people through others I commute with.

Read. Reading is good for the soul. Whether it’s pleasure reading or reading to learn something new.

So even though it seems I have less free time lately, I haven’t let that stop my productivity. Hope these tips are useful.

What do you typically do on your commute?

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2 Comments

  1. Anna says:

    Good tips. I actually used to work in South Norwalk so I caught up on a lot of reading, music, and to-do lists on that metro north commute! I miss having a bit of a commute now that I’m working from home because it really is a good way to get the day started and unwind after. Do you mean that you have an hour and a half drive PLUS a forty minute train ride?!

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