5 Ways to Make Your Commute More Enjoyable - FITS®

April 19, 2019

No one likes a long commute, but if public transportation or sitting in traffic is part of your daily routine, we’ve got good news for you: there are ways to make your travel time more enjoyable. Some day, we may be lucky enough to have teleportation as an option, but in the meantime, try these five tips for a better commute.

Get your entertainment through your ears

Whether you’re on a crowded metro or inching forward on the interstate, auditory entertainment can help pass the time faster and more enjoyably. These days, there’s a podcast for virtually any topic you’re interested in, and most libraries offer audiobooks as free rentals. With so much great content to listen to, you can make the most of your travel time.

Wear comfortable socks

It’s bad enough that you have to dress professionally at work — shouldn’t your dress clothes at least be comfortable? Luckily, a supportive and well-fitted business sock can make even a several-block-long walking commute easier to tackle.

Slow it down

There’s nothing worse than running late and knowing no amount of rushing will shorten your commute enough to make you on time. Rather than start your day stressed out and behind, take steps to get out the door earlier so you can enjoy a more leisurely commute. Without the stress of rushing, you’ll be able to ease into your day and feel more prepared to get down to business once you arrive at the office.

Strengthen your mental preparation

Even if you’re not someone who can focus enough to meditate during your morning commute, you can still practice mindfulness to mentally set you up for your day. Whether engaging in a gratitude practice, brainstorming for your next presentation or making a list of the day’s important to-dos, using your commute for thoughtful reflection can help you feel more grounded as you head into your day.

Call a loved one

We’re all bad at staying in touch, but your commute could offer the perfect opportunity to start your day connecting with the ones you love. If you use public transportation and don’t want to have personal conversations within earshot of strangers, consider using your commute to compose emails or send check-in texts to your friends and family. 

Commutes can be a drag, but they don’t have to be symbolic with discomfort. Shop our lifestyle and business socks today.