Your morning commute to work or school can feel like the longest wait of your entire day. It is important to have things to do to pass the time while you are commuting whether it is by train, bus, walking, riding or driving.
You can pass the time by being productive, enjoying different types of entertainment, learning or finding new things, keeping up to date with current events or catching up on some z’s. If you are looking for the perfect way for you to pass time on your morning commute, then here are some of the best ways to do so!
Use the time spent commuting in the morning to catch up on all of your studying. If you are working a full-time or part-time job while keeping up with your studies, then you know how important it is to use any spare time you have to get in some studying.
You can do this by downloading and listening to lectures, reading your textbook, working on assignments on your laptop or completing weekly tutorial activities.
Catch Up On Shows And Movies
Pass the time on your morning commute by watching and catching up on all your favourite shows and movies. Streaming services such as Netflix, Stan and Hayu all have the option to watch things offline by downloading them onto your portable device.
This means you can watch them on your phone without using your data – this is perfect for those morning train commutes that constantly drop in and out of service.
Read for pleasure to pass time on your morning commute! Set aside your commuting time to read all the books that are otherwise just collecting dust on a shelf because you are too busy to read them any other time. If you are riding or driving to work, you could also download audiobooks so you can still dedicate this time to catching up on your favourite fiction world.
Another way to pass time on your morning commute is by listening to podcasts. Podcasts are series and episodes that are either digital audio or video files that can be downloaded. There are endless different topics that podcasts can be about from true crime to history, from science to yoga.
They are often monologues of someone sharing their thoughts but can also be audio from conversations or interviews about topics. Podcasts also have many benefits such as improving listening skills, focus and imagination as well as being educational.
You can also play games to pass time on your morning commute. Bring along your handheld gaming console such as a Nintendo Switch or DS, or even download some fun games onto your phone for lots of entertainment and time-wasting activities.
Handheld consoles are great because most of the time you don’t need access you Wi-Fi or data to play the games, they’re light and portable and there is a large variety of games to choose from.
Get your hands on a newspaper every morning or download newspaper apps to keep up with current affairs and pass time on your morning commute. Reading newspapers keeps you well informed, improve your general knowledge, increases language skills and vocabulary, and help you to be an active part of society.
Discover New Music
Listening to music is probably no new thing for you to add to your morning commute; however, instead of using the time to listen to the same artists and albums, use it to discover new music. Listening to music reduces blood pressure, improves muscle function and releases dopamine – which is a great way to start off your morning!
Listening to different genres, different artists and different bands is a great way of finding new music that you might absolutely love. The best ways to find new music is to check out top and “best of” lists, read music reviews, listen to movie soundtracks, and check out pre-made playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.