Look at this word: commute. Now think about how that word made you feel. We’re guessing the answer is shaken, upset, angry, sick and a multitude of similarly horrifying words. But what if there was a way to make your commute more, well, fun. Yeah, that’s right, fun. Just because commuting is associated with going to and from work, doesn’t mean you can’t make it the best part of your day (apart from watching the latest episode of WWE: Smackdown before bed).
So, to help you make your commute less like the death from a thousand blades that it is, we have come up with a list of gear that could totally transform your life. Oh, don’t worry, there’s no need to thank us.
Everything in the world is made better by music. Even the idea of watching paint dry becomes an attractive proposition if there is music involved, so imagine how much your commute could improve if you got yourself a decent pair of ear/headphones. It doesn’t matter if you have a budget of $30 or $300, life is about to become sweeter.
You know those new ear/headphones you’ve just bought, well they don’t have to be used for solely for listening to music. You could start to become the fountain of knowledge you always wished you were by listening to some immensely engaging podcasts, such as Stuff You Should Know. Seriously, we started listening to these and then started looking forward to our commute.
What if the big downer on your commute wasn’t the fact you are heading to work but the fact your journey to work absolutely sucks. The train is always rammed, the traffic always blows and the subway is just a hell hole. Well, it is time you started to see just how much something like the Electric Rider could absolutely rock your world. It may not be practical for your whole journey, but you could leap off the train two stops early and enjoy that cruise through the city.
Shake up the route a little. Seriously. Nothing says boring like the monotony of doing the same thing at the same time every day. That is about as fun as the bleep of a till at your local supermarket. That’s where taking a different route can turn a commute into an exploration. Take that street you’ve not walked own before, or take the slightly longer option, or that path less beaten. And keep your eyes open. Anything that will make your commute a little more leisurely, even if it means leaving the house a little earlier, will be absolutely worth it.
Anything that you do with a friend is instantly made that much more awesome. Even that horrible thing called exercise is made bearable by doing it with friends. You just get that wonderful thing called companionship, where you can discuss how awesome the WWE elite series toys are, or last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, or tell them about the tricks you’ve learned on your Electric Rider. Life is better with a friend.