5 Easy Ways To Make Your Commute More Productive

Do you think of your commute as a waste of time? After working 8 or 9 hours a day, you have to add up to another 2 hours, due to a commute. How do you turn that waste of time into productive time? Here’s a few examples for you…

5 Ways To Make Your Commute More Productive

Clear Out Your Email!

How many emails do you have in your inbox right now? Go on check it now… Yeah, it’s a lot and overwhelming right? Your commute is the perfect time to clear it out. Delete all junk mails that you know you will never read. Create folders for mail you need to action or want to read at a later date. Move your mail into the respective folders. The setup will probably take the whole commute, but then it will be a 5 minute task each day. Which will keep you productive and ahead of tomorrow.

Read Less Important Emails

I don’t know about you but I don’t really want to do any work during a commute. However, those emails that you moved into your folder, to read at another date, are calling you. Especially if those emails are tips on how to be successful or to improve your career.

Read a book

Ground breaking right?! There are many benefits of reading. Not only will it help your travel time fly by. It will also, reduce stress, increase your knowledge, expand your vocabulary and improves your memory. Now that’s a productive way to use your commuting time!

Learn Something New

Don’t have time to learn a new skill or language? Yes you do! There are so many apps out there, to help you learn a skill, or language. That you can do it on your commute. You can learn a new skill to become more successful in your career. Learn how to speak Italian for your next summer holiday. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

Listen to a Podcast

If you don’t use public transport to travel to work, the first 4 options, aren’t going to work for you. But this one will! Wither you drive or walk to work, listening to a podcast is ideal. With thousands of podcasts out there, you can find something to help your commute go past in a flash. Want to listen to something to improve your knowledge at work? There’s a podcast for that. Want to listen to a radio thriller? There’s a podcast for that. Want to find out the best place to eat? Yep, there is a podcast for that too.


Obviously, there are so many more ways to spend this time productively. These are the easiest way to use your commute more wisely. What do you do to pass this time productively?

Entrepreneur and Founder of Careers Chatter and Two Terriers LLP. After spending years doing jobs that I hated, I wanted to be free, and help others do the same. I am passionate about helping people to finding a career that they love, and helping them live their lives, the best possible way they can.

“If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not just a pay check”