Unless you live right next to your job or work from home, you are going to have to commute. You may end up spending an hour or more in the car each day. That can be really frustrating and may make you feel like you are wasting a lot of time. However, there are things that you can do that will make your commute easier.
Plan For Traffic
Even if you take the same path daily, traffic can change. You may not even be taking the most efficient route when it comes to avoiding traffic. There are ways that you can manage this. One is that you can get an app that will alert you if there are things like accidents or traffic jams that will slow your commute down. The apps generally also suggest alternate routes that will allow you to get to work while avoiding the traffic problems. There are other apps and websites which track traffic patterns. You can use those sites to look at different routes to find one that will help you to avoid traffic. It may be longer by mileage but save you time because you aren't dealing with as much traffic.
If you are going to take a lot of time sitting in your car, you can take advantage of it by learning something interesting. You can get CDs to listen to or download things like podcasts to your smartphone to listen to. You can learn a new language, learn about current events, learn about various periods in history, or learn about true crimes. Whatever you may be interested in, there is a podcast or CD program that you can listen to. That can help you pass the time, and you may even be able to surprise your friends.
Wear Comfy Shoes
You may want to keep a pair of old, comfy shoes in your car just for driving. It may seem like a strange thing to do, but wearing something comfortable on your feet can help you relax, especially at the end of the day when your feet may hurt from your shoes, or you are just tired of feeling confined in your business wear. Being able to sit in your car and change your shoes before the drive can help signal to your brain that you are headed home now and it's time to start transitioning.
Finding ways to handle your commute can make all that time in your care feel less stressful.