Does your drive to work feel more like a drag? These ideas will make the most of your commute while you’re behind the wheel.
Listen to classical literature audiobooks
You don’t need your eyes to read. You can absorb classic novels by listening to audiobooks, from “Pride and Prejudice” to “Paradise Lost.” Many pieces of literature are available via free downloadable apps on smartphone devices. Entertain yourself during your drive, and become “well-read” for that next dinner party you attend.
Practice your breathing
We don’t always think about our breathing. Can you remember when you intentionally took deep, lung-filling breaths? Try this in traffic, and it will decrease your stress level. This practice sets you up for success in the morning by establishing a relaxed, focused mindset to take on the work day challenges.
Learn a language
Many foreign language podcasts are available for download on your smartphone device. These mini-radio programs allow you to listen at your leisure. Choose a language that peaks your interest while you commute to work.