Many of us get stuck in the routine of driving back and forth to work 5 days a week… and for some of us with long commutes, it constitutes a substantial portion of our daily lives when we spend so many hours in our car.
In order to reduce the misery of a commute, and especially a long commute, please read on for some tips.
Us Your Car to Carpool
If you have the opportunity to carpool to work, having company can make the time go by much faster. Obviously, it needs to be someone you actually enjoy talking with, but if you’re lucky enough to be in this position, you should consider trying it out.
You don’t even have to work at the same place if your schedule is reliable and you’re willing to drop off and pick up. Bonus points for the gas money you’re saving.
Take an Alternate Route
If you are looking at the same scenery every day you drive your car, then change things up by finding an alternate route. If there is a scenic route, it might even be worth leaving a couple of minutes earlier for.
The roads less traveled may not be the most efficient, but they can be a nice change of pace.
Get into Podcasts
Listening to the morning news or even the same old music every day in your car can end up feeling humdrum. If you haven’t before, take a look into the many varieties of podcasts that are published regularly. If you have an interest or hobby, it’s almost guaranteed that there’s at least a couple of related podcasts.
So, whether it’s the latest in boxing news or the most recent Bigfoot sighting, you can find a variety of new and interesting audio material to occupy your mind when stuck in your car.
Upgrade Your Ride
This may seem a little superficial at first, but if you spend a lot of time in your car, why not consider upgrading to a nicer model? It’s similar to what they say about buying a good mattress over a cheap one.
You spend a lot of time in your car and if you can reasonably afford to purchase a car that is a little more luxurious, then it is a valid consideration!