So it’s hump day – Wednesday.
A little more, and before you know it. Bam! You’re dancing your way out of the office with a huge smile on your face because it’s finally Fri-Yay! But before you go ahead and do that, you have to face on the remaining few days which means that you’re going to commute to work.
I know, I know. It can be such a total hassle with the long queues, train delays, and jumping from one mode of transportation to another. Going to school or work is actual work in on itself already! You’d think that spending that much time trying to get somewhere, when you can actually just be there already is a total waste.
Well, that’s where you’re wrong.
We’ve rounded up our top five tips on how you can win at commuting and be less stressed…
1. Prepare the night before
It’s always good to spare fifteen minutes to organize all the things you would need for the next day. You can set up your work bag and all the necessities you’d need to bring, prepare your outfit, plan your breakfast, pack lunch, and set your to-do list for the next day. With being more prepared and organized, you’ll feel more calm and your commute will be smooth sailing.
2. Leave early
Remember that how you should feel calmer during your commute. It’d be good to make sure you leave early from your home because let’s face it, running late doesn’t help with making you feel less stressed. Plus, you would feel more in control of your time that way. You can make a stop to get some coffee or a bagel. Either way, it’s a win-win.
3. Set your goals for the day
If you ran out of time the night before – or maybe you just want to relax after a long day, so you never got around to setting your to-do list – here is the time to do so. Mentally preparing your day can save you a lot of time, instead of getting lost into the whole clutter of your tasks.
4. Be productive
So you’re done setting your to-do list, and now you wonder what else there is to do. Should you stare out of the window and watch as everything passes you by? Do you watch funny videos on your Facebook feed? Why not try and be productive? Here’s your chance to catch up on your e-mails and declutter. You can read a book. You can listen to an audiobook or a podcast. Better yet, you can socialize and catch up with your family and friends. This is your personal time – use it wisely.
5. Prepare for the inevitable
A train or a bus delay? A cab breakdown? A major accident that’s causing a non-moving traffic? Now before you panic, you can instead immediately inform your colleagues that you’ll be running late. After that, rearrange your priorities to what’s more urgent, so you can quickly work on it once you get to the office.
How do you win at commuting? Share your advice with us, and comment down below!