Many of our Ares Direct team members are constantly on the search for ways to achieve more each day. One of the elements of many professionals’ days that frequently goes unused is commuting. This daily travel can be more than just moving from one place to another. There are many ways to maximize the value of the time traveling.

Commuters who have the option to use public transportation should strongly consider it. Having to drive greatly reduces the amount of activities possible while commuting. However, even daily drivers can take advantage of this time.

A common way to pass commute time is to do something fun like reading a book or playing a game. These are excellent ways to make the experience more enjoyable. However, they are little more than distractions.

Many of Ares Direct’s associates have begun strategizing while commuting. Rather than trying to make the trip tolerable, we leverage it to get ahead. Think about the tasks for the day ahead. Spend the time getting organized to be able to hit the ground running upon reaching the office.

Another effective use of commuting time is to practice mindfulness. Clear your mind and think only about the present moment. Develop focus and get into the right headspace to accomplish your goals during the day.

Leveraging these ideas, you can turn your daily commute into an opportunity to get ahead.