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How to make the most of your commute

Some of us take minutes to get to work, yet others take hours. For some of us it’s the bus, some the car, some the train, some the bike, and others a walk. No matter how you get to work, commuting and waiting for your ride to arrive takes time and can easily be the most unproductive minutes of your life. But fret not, we are here with some ideas on how you can make the most out of them.

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Prep for the day

Contemplate on what the day holds for you. Thinking about the goals and the tasks that you are looking to accomplish at work can help you plan well, prioritize, keep procrastination at bay and stay organized. There are a ton of apps to help you plan.

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Read up

Reading up can save time and keep your brain alive and kicking. Stay up to date and in the know of what’s happening by tuning into news apps. Check your emails to keep track of work or read a novel that you have been wanting to read.

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Network and socialize

It’s more than likely that you have co-passengers when you travel. Socialize with the unfamiliar faces or talk to your colleague or catch up with your old friends. Chatting up with them can help you learn how to build relationships, expand your network, acquire new information, and help deal with stress.

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Zone out

If you’re in the middle or toward the end of the workweek, or even just beginning with the Monday blues, the busy lifestyle can catch up on you. From the jam-packed workdays to the nights where you’re worrying about the tasks that have piled on for the next morning, zoning out hardly ever pictures in the modern day work-life. The idea is to simply close your eyes and zone out. It will keep you calm and ready to take on anything that comes your way.

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Learn something new

Remember that language you have been meaning to learn for the longest time? Or the next new trend in your industry that you have been trying to gather information on? Commuting is the perfect time to dedicate to such tasks and enhance your personal growth. There are a wide variety of apps such as Duolingo and industry-specific sites such as Adweek that can aid in the process.