How to be a Happier Commuter

Do you dread your daily commute? Well, it really doesn’t have to be the bane of your existence in fact with a simple attitude adjustment you could turn this extra time behind the wheel into an opportunity to learn something new. 

As wonderful as it would be to be able to teleport to work or travel Harry Potter style via Floo Powder, we mere Muggles* have to make do with cars or public transport to get ourselves from point A to point B. 

But you can easily turn your drive time into a positive bridge between work and home by implementing these two secrets to a happier commute.  

Leave home earlier to avoid rush hour traffic 

Before making the move to the city a few years ago, I used to commute daily from Wollongong to Sydney and I was always the first one to arrive in the office every morning even though most of colleagues lived close by. I would wake up earlier to beat the traffic and arrive with plenty of time to either go to the gym, have a leisurely breakfast, read or brainstorm some ideas before work. 

Turn your car into a University on Wheels 

You can become one of the smartest and most knowledgeable people in your field by turning your car into a University on Wheels. Start listening to audio books, learn a language or take the opportunity to catch up on world events by listening to the radio. If you put it into perspective the average person may sit behind the wheel between 500 to 1,000 hours every year, which equates to approximately one or two full time semesters at University. Imagine what you could be achieving in this time! 

"Work harder on yourself than you do on your job." - Jim Rohn. 

*non magical folk