When you have decide to make a career move it is worth considering both the job role and the commute. Read more about how to set yourself apart in the article form Mitchells and Butlers. When you have landed your new role it’s time to think about your commute.
If you are not getting paid for it, don’t work.
Many experts advise against working on the commute because the time and effort you think you are saving is most of the time illusionary. When you work on something during your commute, it means you are extending your workday without getting paid. If the commute time was to be considered work time, then the radical thing to do is shortening your working day. There is no need to extend your workday.
Lack of control is one of the biggest struggles people have during their commute. It might be a good idea to try out options for dealing with unpredictable events like using other methods to get to work on particular days. Give yourself options and flexibility. It might not be a good idea to go with the fastest option. There was a study done by the University of the West of England, Bristol led by Kiron Chatterjee that found that longer rail commute led to people getting more comfortable and relaxed which resulted in less stress compared to those on the shorter rail journey.
Walkers and cyclists usually have more commute satisfaction compared to other commuters, according to Chatterjee. Walking and cycling make people feel like they are using their time well. Those using other means usually feel like they are getting robbed of their leisure time. Walkers and cyclists get to exercise and relax during their commute and with modern electric models like this, don’t even have to pedal the whole way. There has been a spike in pollution in the evenings, which has resulted in experts advising against leisurely back street routes when going home.
You can spend your commute better by doing something you find relaxing. This doesn’t have to be complicated, it can be as simple as mindfulness before and after work. If you don’t feel comfortable with meditating in public, it might be a good idea to listen to a good podcast or audiobook. You can listen on your smartphone.
Most commuters live in a state of denial when it comes to other needs for human connection. They choose to avoid eye contact and hide behind their phones, but they can easily feel better if they decided to chat with a stranger. There are many studies that have supported this. Some commuter thinks that the ideal thing for them is solitude. Many people think this but they don’t realize that their commute would get better if they chose to be friendly with the others. Connecting with the other commuters will leave you feeling great, which makes it enjoyable. When commuting, you should consider connecting with the other commuter to improve the experience.