I spend at least 4 hours of my day commuting to and from school. Commuting is tiring, and can sometimes be a pain. Especially if the person seating beside you on the bus/train is inconsiderate, sometimes. Spending a lot of time on public transport, I have developed my own share of pet peeves. I’m sure you do too, but that’s not what today’s blog post is about.
We all know how precious our time is, but how can we utilize every single minute of our day wisely. As much as we hate to admit it, we tend to forget to make our daily commute useful. So today, I’ve listed down some suggestions on how you can be productive on your commute whether it’s a short commute or a long one.
Whether be it a newspaper, or a book try to use this time to read something. I often use my time on the bus or train to read. Most of the time, that’s where I read my notes for school. So if you have a book that you’ve always wanted to read but never had the time to read it, you can do it now. If you have to be on handsfree, a good alternative would be to listen to an audiobook.
Reply to emails
There’s a 70% chance that you’re staring at your smartphone for at least a quarter of your commute. And probably half of that time you spend it scrolling through your social media. So why not use this time to actually reply to emails, delete unwanted ones and finish draft emails. And by the time you get to work or wherever you might be going, one of the things on your to-do list has been checked off.
Write to-do list
During your morning commute, use this time to write down a to-do list. There are a bunch of awesome apps that you can download for free. Evernote, Wunderlist, Todoist to name a few. Just imagine, once you’ve reached your office or school, you saved a few minutes of your time since your to-do list for the day is ready. This will also help you get organized. And it will definitely help ease some of the anxiety that might kick in when you realize you forgot to do something.
Write blog posts
Okay, this one specifically pertain to bloggers. For some weird reason, I always tend to finish a blog post whenever I’m on the bus (like this one, for instance) So use this precious time of yours to write a draft of a blog post or finish an overdue post. I promise it will help you save time when you get around to editing it. You never know, you might discover that you get the creative juices flowing more when you’re on the go. 😉
Brainstorm blog post ideas
Some of the best ideas come whenever I’m out and about, maybe because it’s a different environment. But like what I’ve said earlier, get those creative juices flowing and get inspired whenever you’re on the go. Write down any ideas that comes in your mind, it doesn’t matter how crazy it might sound like, just write it down. There’s a possibility that once you look at it again, you’ll think of a way to use that idea for a future blog post. I am someone who loves to write things down, so I have a small notebook where I write down all the blog post ideas in mind. But you can definitely use the “notes” on your phone.
So on your next commute, remember these things to help you utilize that precious time of yours. What do you usually do on your daily commute? Comment them down below.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post, thanks for dropping by! ❤️