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5 Ways to Maximise Daily Commute

I will admit that at the beginning this article was not going to be called ways to maximise daily commute, but ways to maximise your cycling commute. Afterwards, I realised that not everyone commutes by bicycle – although is the healthiest way for ourselves and for the environment.

 Related: 5 Reasons to Choose Cycling for Daily Commute

If you commute daily by bus, personal car or bicycle you might be a little bored by the routine of spending some good amount of time in traffic. But you can maximise you daily commute routine with some very easy and entertaining activities.

5 Ways to Maximise Daily Commute

ways to maximise daily commute

1. Listen to an audio book or a podcast

Audio books are a huge trend right now and although I would rather prefer to hold a real book in my hands and read it instead of listening, sometimes is not possible. If you’re driving or cycling, there’s no way you can do both. That’s why audio books were invented.

If you’re not a big fan of audio books, like me, then choose some nice podcasts to listen to. I really enjoy listening to the TED Talks podcast. A TED talk does not last more that 18 minutes and they can be very inspirational. You can listen to the latest discoveries in the fight against cancer or a truly remarkable life experience. It’s amazing how many things you can learn in less than 20 minutes!

2. Schedule social media posts

If you’re a blogger, a marketing specialist of just a social media addict, you know how important is to be consistent. Take advantage of the time when you are stuck in a bus and check your social media and stats and schedule some social media posts. I really love using Buffer to manage all my social media accounts for my blog.

This is one of my favourite things to do while commuting. I get to do two things at the same time. I am always kinda lazy when it comes to scheduling social media posts, so while commuting is the perfect time for me!

3. Meditate

This might sound weird. But when I’m commuting using public transport, I see a lot of stress and negativity around me. It’s so easy to let that negative energy around you take control. This might as well ruin your entire day.

I know that meditating is hard. But download an app that will guide you through your meditation. You will keep the stress away and your day will be much better without the negative energy from people around you. Also set a timer so that you won’t skip your bus stop – it happened quite some times to me.

4. Host voice conferences

It does not have to be a super important business meeting – maybe just a catch up with your team members? It’s nice to start your day with a non – formal meeting; this will bring your team members closer.

There are lots of apps that can help you host voice conferences such as: Skype, Hangouts, Facetime, etc.

5. Read

You can read books, articles, news or whatever you feel it’s useful for you.

I like to check my Bloglovin’ feed (you can follow *janded here) to see what my favourite bloggers posted and to get some inspiration as well. Sometimes I also check the news to see what happened around the world.


I really love these ways to maximise daily commute: its proactive, you learn new things and you can also relax a little and enjoy small moments. That’s why I chose to share these tips with you. I truly hope that you will find them useful and you will maximise your daily commute time from now on.

Also, please share this article with your friends to let them know these ways to maximise daily commute as well!

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  • Joules (Pocketful of Joules)

    I wish I could commute by public transportation, but instead I drive about 90 minutes to work and 90 minutes back home. The best way I get though it is by throwing on some dance party music!

    • Wow, that is a long commute! You can listen to an audio book or to some podcasts.

  • There’s always so much time to kill while commuting. These are some brilliant ideas. I usually listen to music or read. :)

  • Tori Hamilton

    I drive 25 minutes, and it’s so hard not to focus on my phone! I love TED so definitely going to try them in the car. Thanks!

    • Anytime, Tori! Let me know how you feel about TED’s podcast.

  • I drive to work so I can’t do a ton of things but I do listen to audiobooks on my ride to work and back home!

    • I strongly recommend you to give TED Talks’ podcast a try too!

  • I usually just read but all these others are great so I can change it up!

    • Hope you enjoy them, Adriana!

  • I love this! I can’t read while I’m in transit–I get too motion sick–but I love listening to audiobooks and podcasts. I’ve also started planning out Instagram posts when I’m waiting at the bus stop. It’s nice to be productive during that time! Great tips!

    • Thank you!
      Yes, it feels very good to be productive while commuting. I really enjoy it!