Each day, we all spend at least 20 minutes doing nothing in particular, waiting to arrive at our destination for the day and get to work. Our morning commute is perhaps the most wasted of moments in our entire day and instead of staring blankly into space, we could be putting the time to good use. If you use public transport as your means of getting to work, then you could be missing out on a trick or two and using your travel time to get things done can help to boost both your productivity and your morale. Want to get more out of your day? It’s time to get creating.
- Listen To Webinars
Career-driven lifestyles mean that the majority of us have very little time in which to do the things that we really want to do and as a result, every free moment we do have really counts. If you want to better your mind and follow a new passion, tuning in to webinars or podcasts on your daily commute can be a great use of your time. You can learn a new language, follow a new project or gain insight into a professional industry. Taking the time in which to learn new things can only benefit you, so try tuning in to something new tomorrow.
- Catch Up On Voicemails
When we’re in the office, voicemails and emails can mount up and unless we stay on top of things, it’s very easy to let smaller tasks get the better of us. Using your morning commute to catch up on less important messages can save you a great deal of time during the day and might just lead you to an new and unexpected project. You never know what could be hiding in your inbox.
- Plan Your Daily Goals
Arriving to work without a clear idea of what you want to achieve for the day ahead is a sure fire way in which to lose momentum and waste time. If you struggle to find a spare moment the night before, try using your daily commute as a way in which to plan your goals for the day and week and set tasks for yourself when you get to the office. It might not seem like much, but setting yourself some milestones can help you to progress remarkably.