Web survey: Ways to make your commute more productive
According to a web survey, over 3 million of us in the UK commute over 2 hours each day. Snore. Here’s how to make your commute more productive.
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One web survey
revealed that as many as half of us here in the UK want to change careers. Think you haven’t got time to study something else? Well, if you commute more than 20 minutes a day that may well be the ideal time! There are a huge number of distance learning courses available from top universities, as well as new academies offering online courses on all sorts of subjects, from social media marketing to counselling.
Audio books to get you hooked
If you drive a vehicle to work, or even if you don’t, a great way to pass the commuting time is to listen to audio books. Local libraries lend these out for a small fee, or there is a download option available for most books on Amazon.co.uk. If you’ve got points you have earned through taking our paid web surveys, you could redeem these for vouchers, and enjoy everything from The Bard to witty biographies as you while away the miles. Fancy doing something even more productive? Try learning a second language via a book or audio book! You may feel silly repeating back “hola, soy Inglés” on the train, but in your own car no one need ever know.
Save up your shopping and other tasks
Occasionally, at times such as before Christmas, a long commute on public transport can actually come in handy. It’s the ideal time to write your Christmas cards, shop online for Christmas presents and even send that belated email to Aunty Mildred to invite her over for lunch. If you are shopping online, don’t forget to use your rewards earned from taking our online paid surveys to help save you money too!
Gather material for your novel/film
According to a fascinating web survey
in the US, over 80% of adults dream of writing a book one day. Fancy bashing out a book or a film, but don’t have the time? Well, you guessed it, commuting on public transport is the IDEAL time to start! Top tips include carrying a notebook and nice pen around to get you in the zone, and try sitting with your headphones in your ears but not listening to any music. That way you can listen out for anonymous character inspiration and even the odd plot twist – you’d be amazed at what people say in public when they think you’re not listening! If you don’t take public transport, try using a hands-free voice-activated app to vocally note down any ideas you have whilst stuck in traffic. Hopefully one day you might be the next Hilary Mantel – and we doubt that Hilary has to commute very often any more!
Got any other great ideas to productively pass the time on your commute? We’d love to hear your stories, and just how long you spend commuting each day to and from work. Get involved in the discussion on our Facebook page, and don’t forget earn extra income in your downtime by making money online with our paid web surveys at Opinion Outpost UK!