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Things to do on Your Commute

Things to do on Your Commute

There are so many things available at our fingertips and now that will make your commute more fun and productive. Here are some ways to enjoy your commute.


No matter what you’re into, there’ll be a podcast out there for you. I love podcasts, and find them an engaging way to learn something new. Listening to a podcast doesn’t take much effort and is something you can easily do on a train, walking or in your car.

Be Creative

I’m not sure how realistic this one is on a commute. But, If you’re a creative person, why not try something arty, a drawing or piece of artwork to keep you busy and your mind occupied.


I'm sure by now you’ve all heard of Wordle (I’m addicted). On the internet and app store there are hundreds of games to play for free which will help stimulate your brain and get you thinking. If you don’t want too much of a challenge early in the morning why not try something like candy crush or solitaire.

Learn something new

Your commute is a great time to try something new: an online course, a foreign language, or maybe even just reading a book about a new topic. If you’d like something a little more creative why not try knitting or sketching.

Listen to music

This is probably the most common thing people do on commutes. Music is definitely my first choice. It helps to relax and prepare for the day. Listening to music also has huge psychological effects, boosting your mood and attitude.

Watch a film or TV show

I’ve seen many people do this on their commute to work, and it seems like a great time to catch up on your favourite show. But, only if you can handle the person next to you pretending they’re not watching it over your shoulder as well.

Switch off

If you’re not a morning person, don’t worry. You don’t have to be productive on your commute, and could take the time just to chill out and relax before you start the day ahead. Maybe even have a little nap.

Give someone a call

This may be better on your way home, as it could be a rude awakening for your friend or family member on your early commute. But, your commute is a great time to work to keep in contact with people and even to make plans to see them.


Get prepared for your day at work. This may be more important if you have a work presentation or big meeting, so you’re going into work feeling ready and motivated for a good day.

Catch up on emails and texts

This is a prime time to go through your inbox and have a clear out. It’s so easy to get consumed in answering emails at any time whether you’re supposed to be working or not. So why not limit yourself to your commute to answer those you can.

Make your commute a form of exercise

If you don’t have a long commute, why not cycle or walk to work? This is a great way of getting some daily exercise and clearing your head before the day. If you get the train or bus why not get off at a stop early and walk the rest of the way?

To do list

To-do lists are a great way of emptying your head of all the things you have to get done so you can concentrate on the task at hand. Even if you're in the car and cannot physically write down a list, try and remember your 5 most important things to do when you get to work or get home. This will help you stay focused for when you finally get in.


Reading is a great way to switch off and to immerse yourself in something else. If you don’t know what to read, social media is a great place to go for info about the best books out there. If you don’t want to carry around a book, why not invest in a kindle. Or, if you’re in the car why not listen to an audiobook.

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Team Affecto.


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