Five ways your commute can set you up for a successful work day

Do you often start your working day stressed and exhausted from thinking about the work you need to do?

This could be because you’re not getting a proper mental break during your commute to work. And instead of arriving at the office refreshed and raring to go, you’re already mentally bogged down in the problems you need to solve.

If this sounds familiar, you’re also not alone. Nearly 40% of drivers admit to thinking about work on their commute when they should be taking time to themselves.

It doesn’t have to be this way. What if, instead of starting work the moment you wake up, you use your pre-work time in the morning to be mentally productive? And arrive at your desk full of ideas, energy and enthusiasm?

We all need ‘brain breaks’ – they’re essential for good mental health. They’re also more likely to help you tick of your tasks and reach your goals during the day.

And one simple way to give yourself a brain break before a productive day’s work is to change your habits on your commute into the office. So rather than worrying about what you need to do, you can give yourself a break – literally! – by doing something more positive instead.

To inspire you, here are five habits you can incorporate into your daily commute to work that will help you to arrive at work with less stress, and plenty of energy and creative ideas instead.

Photo by Alvaro Reyes