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Taking The Chaos Out Of Your Commute

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Travelling to and from work can be one of the biggest frustrations in life for many people. Having to leave early each morning only to get back late in the evening can make it feel like your whole life is being dedicated to working. Making your commute as smooth as possible will help to improve this for you, giving you the chance to limit the time you spend travelling to work. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the steps you can take to ensure that you have the best experiences when you’re going from place to place.

Pack Light, Pack Right

Most commuters have to carry some sort of bag with them, giving them a container for everything they need for the day ahead. Of course, though, this doesn’t have to be for the things you need for work; you can pack some entertainment into your bag, too. Headphones, portable games consoles, and even a computer can all make your commutes feel much shorter, and a simple commuter backpack will be enough to get you started. While you will be bringing extra items with you, it’s still worth thinking about what you can leave behind to make your bag lighter.

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The Transport Method

Trains are one of the fastest modes of land transport available in the modern world, but they also come with some downsides. Busy city trains and metros tend to be packed to the brim, aren’t cleaned very regularly, and can end up being incredibly hot and stuffy during summer. Even if they get you to work faster, driving yourself or getting a taxi could be a much nicer experience. Not only will you be able to avoid being stuffed into a metal tube, but you will also get to avoid the risk of delays and cancellations.

Moving Home

While moving home may sound like an extreme step to take for your job, it could be a much easier and cheaper option than commuting if you plan to keep the job for a long time. Moving home will always cost you money, even if you downsize to a smaller place, but this can work out to be a lot cheaper than a decade of paying for trains, taxies, and fuel, making it well worth exploring this option when you’re struggling with your commute. Some people will prefer to change their job at this stage, and this is an option, too.

“It can be tempting to check your emails before you go to bed quickly or to take that phone call just before you watch that show you’ve been waiting all day for, and before you know it, you’ve done another few hours of (often unpaid!) work. Set yourself working hours – and stick to them! Turn on an automatic out of office reply for your emails and switch the messaging service on your phone and deal with them in the morning when you are back at your desk.” – How To Be Productive When Working From Home

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of making your commute more tolerable. There are loads of different ways to approach this sort of work, though many people find that they are most successful when they do plenty of research.

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