InterestDigest Profit From Commute in 2018

5 Ways To Profit From Your Daily Commute in 2018

There those lucky people who have daily commute less than 30 minutes to workplace. For the most of us the daily commute chews up 2 to 3 hours of our unpaid time. The first solution that comes to the mind is change the job to a nearer to home but this is not easy as said. Most of work is concentrated in the downtown which acts like a sea to which all rivers flows. There is always plenty of fish in the sea but not rivers. Second solution is bring your home closer to office. If that works for you, Great! but most of us will not be living that far in first place if we had million dollar to shell on a decent size family place near downtown/workplace.

There is a saying that if you cannot beat them ,join them.

The enemy is this context is your commute time. So how do you make turn the disadvantage of time wasted in commute to an advantage. Here is how ?

Do some office work

Most of us have an tablet or a laptop or at least smart phone to access internet and make notes. These days OneNote and Microsoft office is available of all the devices. Provided that you have got a seat, you can do office related work to impress your boss or to finish little early today at office.

Catch up shows

Do you have a busy lifestyle like me and do not get time to watch or complete watching your favourite show on television. Well, now is your time to catch up on that show using your smart device of choice. These days most of tv shows are available either live or as a recording just after the TV broadcast. Invest in a decent headphones (Bluetooth and/or wired) and carry your tv entertainment with you on the commute. Before you know it , you will reach your last station and you will wish that your commute was a little bit longer so you can finish the episode. After all time flies fast when we are having fun.

Get Smart

No, are not talking about Get Smart. We all wish to be smarter everyday. There is no time left in your busy schedule to read good books or listen to talks of people (TED) that know more than you. Well, now you can use the commute time to read books or books or listen to podcasts or watch videos. You will surely more than what you have known before start of commute.

Have a Nap

The commutes longer than 20 minutes are great for having a nap. I do not need to dwell into how beneficial for your body a nap is. You will definitely feel refreshed after your commute finishes , ready to play with your kids or do house chores or get on quick on that office task for last evening. Use your smart phone to put a countdown timer (on vibration mode) so you can wake up just in time to get off at your destination.

Get Organised

Have a look through your emails and notifications and create a today’s to do list during morning commute and update that todo list during evening commute. I have been using Microsoft todo list which is simple and quick to use and works across all devices flawlessly. (Yes flawlessly) . You can still choose to procrastinate but at least the most important things are easy to remember.

William is a researcher from Newyork with over decade of  experience in research and development of different health products.  When he’s not working , he digs deep into world of technology and health science  and explains what he learned on the blog.

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