Make the Most of Your Commute (read it on workawesome.com)
Why Read It? Despite what many people think, boring commutes can be made interesting & productive.
- Get an Education or Learn a Language: Go to a university's website to see what free online audio classes are offered, or download courses through iTunes.
- Keep Up With Current Events: Plug in to what's going on in the world and your community. You'll be everyone's favorite conversationalist at your next cocktail party.
- Talk to Someone: People who are personable, friendly, and outgoing make more friends and business contacts than their introverted counterparts.
- Read: A solid reading list like the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels is a prime place to start. If your commute is spent with you behind the wheel, then book-reading isn't recommended, but many classics are easily found in audiobook format. Listening to books still counts as reading!
- Work Out During Commute: Little fitness efforts can have a big payoff.
"The daily commute to and from work can be a drag but your commute time doesn't have to be dead time. What are you doing to get the most out of your ride?"
Why You're Always Late (read it on lifehacker.com)
Why Read It? Because "Lateness" can arise from one or more root causes; the challenge is identifying a particular problem and finding the right solution to answer the question: "Why am I ALWAYS late?"
- You have unrealistic expectations that everything in life will run smoothly: You need to start thinking about your daily activities in a more realistic fashion. Anticipating that issues can—and will—come up doesn't make you a pessimist, but instead puts you in touch with reality.
- To ensure a rush in your everyday life you constantly test the limits of how late you can start getting ready and still be on time — or at least not really screw something up: You probably can't change the fact that you are an adrenaline junkie, but what you can do is to redefine the challenge.
- Sometimes wanting to leave on time doesn't cause you issues, it's the fact that you've forgotten to take into account prep so when the time comes, you aren't ready: At least one day in advance, think through what you need to complete so that you can leave on-time the next day.
- You tend to completely lose track of time so you forget that you need to start getting ready to go somewhere or that you even have an appointment: Set reminders in such a way that they will come to you where and when you need them.
Do you keep saying you want to break this bad habit but never really seem to change? With the right strategies, you can go from late to on time - every time (or at least most of the time!).
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This Tool will Calculate the True Cost of Driving to Work
(use it on commutesolutions.org)
Use this educational tool to calculate both your out-of-pocket Direct Driver's Expenses and the Indirect Costs of your driving habits.
Tools for People Who Commute to Work
(read it on rei.com)
There are a lot of good reasons for riding as an alternative to driving or mass transit. But, you need the right tools to get started.