Making a long commute to work bearable can be tough. A long commute can add an hour or more to your work day, which can reduce job satisfaction and overall happiness as well as significantly increasing your stress level. A higher stress level can impact your work performance and ultimately, affect your career over the long-term. The solution to avoiding all of these pitfalls is to try out some simple ways to make your long commute bearable.
Listen to music. Music can be an excellent way to help make your long commute bearable. Even if you have an hour long commute, you can listen to an entire album in that time and barely notice the time passing. By listening to your favorites, the time will not only go faster, but you may find that it’s a great way to get in some quality alone time. Try to avoid the radio, however. The process of switching stations to find good music can be frustrating and distracting to your driving.