Those of us who live in a big city are quite familiar with the long hours spent commuting to and from work. If you too ride the bus/underground/train to work for what seems like an eternity, you have probably thought that you could use that time for something more productive. Here are five ideas you could do to kill time while commuting:
- Play an Online Game
The chances are you too played the superpopular game Candy Crush and you got tired of it. But, there are many other more complex online games you can enjoy to pass the time while commuting. In recent years, the online poker rooms have become really popular with people who love to play poker online. What’s more, it has been proven that playing online games reduces the stress and has a calming effect on our nerves. What better way to kill time than to let your mind wander off in the game world?
- Read a Book
Some things never go out of style, much like reading a good book. And what better way to spend the boring ride from work than immersing yourself in your favorite book you just can’t seem to find the time to read at home? Also, a book can be a really good conversation starter if you are struggling to approach that cute girl/guy you’ve been seeing everyday on the bus.
- Learn a Foreign Language
Have you always wanted to start learning a foreign language, but have never found the time to do it? The long commute hours are the perfect time to put your learning hat on. There are numerous language learning apps on the Play Store that you can download and listen to. In fact, scientist claim that you can easily learn a foreign language simply by listening to it, while doing other activities. No more excuses why you haven’t gotten round to learning German anymore! All you need is your smartphone, your headphones, and a long commute route of course.
- Catch up with Friends
We live in a stressful and fast-paced world. We are all stuck in our errands and work that we forget about our friends and social life. You can use the ride to work as your free time to reach out to your old secondary school or university friends whom you haven’t talked to in a while. In fact, the morning chat with your friends can become your routine. It can help you stay in touch with your friends and have more fulfilled commute time.
- Check out a Dating App
Let’s face it, it’s 2018 and online dating is pretty common and accepted these days. Logging into one of the many dating apps and seeing what’s on the market is like killing two birds with one stone. On the one hand you are entertaining yourself while spending those tedious hours riding. On the other hand, who knows, maybe the love of your life is just one swipe away.