Close your eyes and take deep breaths. Use this time as me-time to introspect and meditate, or rest and relax before you begin your big day.Use this time and consciously plan for your day. “Prepare for a meeting, study your material, answer emails, catch up with what's happening in the world by reading the news, hook up a meeting with a colleague to discuss ideas and insights… there are tons of things you can do to plan your day better,” says Veechi. In fact, a paper led by Columbia Business School doctoral student Jon Jachimowicz found that people who use their transit time to mentally plan for work are better off than those who spend it on other things. Stack up on knowledge as well. Investing in an iPod is a good idea for those who have long commute times. Not only does music bide time well, but you can also subscribe and listen to podcasts on a variety of subjects and brush up on your knowledge and current affairs. Carpool it up - this one’s for those who drive to work. Driving in the city can be stressful, anxiety driven and often boring. Why not perk it up by finding people who work and live around your area to carpool with? Not only will taking turns driving reduce the stress and tiredness, but you’ll also have a friend to talk to as you crawl home in rush hour traffic. Besides, it’s good for the environment. For those who don’t drive, taking an Uber or Ola pool ride can be a good idea – it’s cost effective, too. Snooze. According to the New York mag article, the beauty of the commuting nap is that it takes one of the most hated ways to spend time (commuting) and replaces it with one of the most beloved (sleeping). If you travel by train or any other mode of public transport, this can be your time to simply catch some shut-eye and relax before that long day in the office. The easiest way is to slip on a pair of headphones to cut out the ambient noise and put an alarm for a few minutes before your journey time ends. Ah, bliss!
- Veechi Shahi, Life Coach.
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