I’m about to leave behind a luxurious commute (an 18-minute walk or seven-minute bike ride) for a new job with a one-hour, three-bus commute. Armed with the knowledge that your commute can have an immense effect on your happiness, I’m determined to face this challenge head on. If you’re dealing with a lengthy commute like me, here are three ways to make the best of it.
Commuting is expensive, annoying, and might even impact your health. Still, unless we manage to score work-from-home jobs for our whole careers or win the lottery, most of us will wind up doing it at some time or another. Whether our commute stays a minor irritation or becomes a major stumbling block to our happiness in both personal and professional life depends on a number of factors, including personal preference, traffic patterns, and whether we're able to convince the boss to let us have a flexible schedule.
The commute to work can be stressful if you're stuck in traffic or running late. It can be even more stressful if you're in one of the worst places to drive. This Motor Trade Insurance infographic sheds light on the spots on the globe where commuters are better off working from home or taking mass transit.