Do You Commute? Maximize It by Doing Something Productive!

Mar 21, 2017

Do you commute? Maximize it by doing something productive! Timbercreek Communities has a few suggestions to help get you started.

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You can use your commute to expand your general knowledge base, learn a new language or upgrade your skills. There are variety of informative podcasts, audiobooks and courses you can download to your phone and listen to in your car, on the train, or anywhere else. The Great Courses is an excellent resource available in both audio and video formats. Obviously, do not choose video courses for driving.

Reach out

Commuting in your car with a hands free device, can be the perfect time to connect with a friend, make a private phone call, or get that service call out of the way. You may not mind spending all that time on hold, if you can’t go anywhere anyway. When was the last time you called your parents?

Plot and Plan

Use this time to plan out what you want to accomplish. This can mean creating a to-do list for the day, or maybe a strategy for how to advance in your current job. Maybe you’ve been thinking of starting your own business -- use this time to come up with a business plan. If you are driving, use a voice memo app instead of taking notes.


One of the best ways to make your commute more productive is to move instead of sit. As a society we sit way too much. It’s actually shortening our lifespan! If you are located close enough to the office or school to walk or bike, you should. Whether that means biking to the subway or all the way to your destination, it will do your body good. If you don’t own a bike and are on a budget, check out Canadian Tire -- they have a great selection of durable and stylish budget bikes.


Meditation is something everyone can benefit from, but few make time for. If you’re going to sit for an extended amount of time in your daily commute, close your eyes, breathe deep and put your travel time to good use with meditation. We know what you’re thinking but you can meditate almost anywhere, even a busy subway car. This article will introduce you to the basics of meditation, so you can get started today.

Timbercreek Communities wishes you a more productive and more satisfying commute.

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