Whether you commute to work, an internship, or school, it completely sucks. I do it almost every day going to school and I know i'll be commuting more if I land another internship. Between trains, subways, or even driving I am ready to blow my brains out.
One of the things I hate the most about commuting is how much time it takes up. I swear some days I spend more time getting somewhere than actually being at my destination. This is why I decided to write about how to make your commute easier, because I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way.
INVEST IN A TABLET
This is probably one of the greatest investments you will make as a commuter. Owning a tablet allows you to pay attention to something other than how long the train is taking to get to your station. Verizon is even doing a deal now where if you get a phone with them you have the opportunity to get a tablet too, and it is all on your same data plan. That is what I did and I am in love with my tablet. I also highly recommended getting a case with a keyboard. I got mine off ofAmazon. It is affordable, protects your tablet, and turns it into a mini laptop.
GET A HULU PLUS OR NETFLIX SUBSCRIPTION
Get a subscription to Hulu Plus, Netflix, or any other service to stream your favorite shows and movies. These services are great while you are traveling because you can pick up from anywhere. For example, say you started an episode on the bus but didn't get to finish it. Once you get home you can turn on any other device and start the episode where you left off. Personally, I am aNetflix addict and use it to keep up with my One Tree Hill obsession while heading to school. It makes the time go by so quickly.
PICK A TASK TO DO
Commuting (if not driving) is one of the best times to check something off of your to do list. I like to work on my novel while I am on the train. I dedicate that time specifically for my novel and have found progress by doing so. Being productivewhile commuting will allow you to use that time wisely instead of feeling like your day has been completely wasted. Make a list and dedicate each one to your commute. You will feel more motivated for your day ahead.