Replace Your Commute With These Activities

Your daily trip to and from work my have just gotten a whole lost shorter. With a large proportion of the UK now working from the comfort of home, making your way from the bedroom to your newly fashioned desk may not take as long as your usual commute. Many of us now have a couple of extra hours in our day where we would usually be on the move, so why not utilise that hour or so to learn something new, or improve a skill.

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Here are our top tips on how you can enjoy the extra time you may now have.


With a reduction in time we have to spend outside, make the most of the extra time you have indoors. There are a plethora of free resources online to find free exercise routines. Why not try something you’ve never tried before, such as shadow boxing, barre or pilates.

Get Creative

Time to get those paints out you bought ages ago that have never been opened. Let the creative juices flow and see how much more relaxed you feel.

Listen to a Podcast

Enjoy this time to really focus on your favourite podcast or try listening to a new one.

Read a Book

That book you never get a chance to read because you can’t get a seat on the train or you drive to work, now is your time. Why not join an online book club to keep you motivated and download the books to your device.

Make a To Do List

Start each day with a list of what you aim to achieve. With a lack of routine, things can get lost throughout the day, so stay on track and refer back to your list that you made earlier. Don’t beat yourself up if you missed something on the list, just add to to the top of tomorrows list.


The under stairs cupboard you never sort, the little room that was supposed to be cleared months ago, the kitchen shelves. All those little odd jobs you never seem to usually have time for, well now is that time. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can tackle these and how clearer your head space will feel afterwards.

What are your top tips for using your commute time? Share in the comments below.


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