Prep commute

Prep commute

Prep commuting is all about making the most of your daily journey to work. For many, it's an inevitable part of the morning routine, but rather than viewing it as lost time, it can be transformed into a productive or even relaxing part of your day. Whether you're driving, taking public transport, or walking, there are various strategies you can employ to ensure you arrive at work not only on time but also prepared and in the right frame of mind.

If you're someone who commutes via public transportation, you have the perfect opportunity to engage in activities that can enhance both your personal and professional life. Consider the commute your golden time for reading that book you never seem to find time for, or listening to podcasts and audiobooks which can be both entertaining and educational. This is not just about killing time; it's about nourishing your mind in a way that fits into your busy schedule.

For those who drive to work, the options are a bit different but just as valuable. You might not be able to bury your nose in a book, but you can certainly turn your car into a mobile classroom. Language learning CDs, self-improvement audiobooks, or motivational speeches can elevate your morning commute from a mundane task to an enriching experience. Alternatively, you could use this time to mentally prepare for the day by going over your schedule and setting your priorities. Think of your car as a quiet bubble before the rush of the day, a space where you can align your thoughts and goals.

Walking or cycling to work isn't just great exercise; it's also a chance to clear your head and prepare for the day ahead. It's the perfect time to meditate on the day's tasks, listen to nature or your favorite upbeat music to energize yourself before you step into the workplace. You can set the tone for a productive day by mindfully enjoying the journey and arriving at work with your blood pumping and mind awake.

For all modes of travel, consider the role that planning plays in a smooth morning prep commute. Laying out your clothes the night before, preparing a healthy breakfast or snack for the journey, and making sure bags and work materials are ready to go can shave valuable minutes off your morning routine, reducing stress and road rage. This prep work allows you to be more present during your commute rather than fretting over a forgotten report or a missed breakfast.

Ultimately, treating your commute as a meaningful part of your day can have profound effects. You start work fresh and ready to tackle the tasks ahead. Even more importantly, integrating activities like reading, listening to educational content, or simply reflecting on personal goals can contribute to your overall sense of well-being and job satisfaction. The key is to shift your perception from seeing your commute as a time-sucking chore to embracing it as an opportunity for growth and preparation. By doing this, you turn what many consider to be the worst part of their day into one of the best, setting a positive tone that can carry through until evening.


Track your Morning habits

The MyHabits app helps you with tracking this and many other habits related to health, home care and daily routines. Reminders, notification and weekly status reports assist you in getting good habits in and bad habits out.

The MyHabits app will be available for iPhone in early 2024. A version for Android will follow a few weeks later.

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