In today’s blog post, we will be exploring how better commute times contribute to a healthier work-life balance. In our increasingly busy society, people are spending more time commuting than ever before. This has led to a decrease in work-life balance for many workers. There is an opportunity here though! If you can find ways to reduce your commute time, you can improve your own work-life balance with little additional effort on your part!
How long is your commute to work, and how does it affect your day-to-day life?
When looking at your commute to work, you must look at how it’s affecting your day to day life. For most people, a long commute is paying off in increased pay or some other form of benefit. A short commute can be just as rewarding when you are able to spend more time at home with your family and friends.
What are some ways you could reduce the time it takes for you to get from home to work?
To reduce the time it takes to get from home to work, you could:
- Commute at off peak hours. This can be difficult if your job is a morning person and you’re not.
- Use public transportation for some of your commute. Public transport may take longer than driving in traffic but this will mean less exposure to traffic pollution.
- Utilize flexible work arrangements to work from home on days where your commute may be long or uneven.
- Work closer to home, if possible. This will reduce the time you spend in transit and more time at home with family!
- Talk to your boss about getting a job that is closer to your house
The effects of a long commute on your life can vary. But what is most important, and we hope you’ll agree, is that reducing the time it takes to get from home to work will have positive impacts for your personal and professional life!
Do you have any tips or tricks for reducing your commute time that we should know about?
Here are a few tips to reduce commute time that we hope you’ll find helpful:
- Utilize flexible work arrangements so you can get your work done from home on days when it’s difficult or impossible for you to be physically present. This will save hours of transit time and allow you to spend more time with family and friends.
- Talk to your boss about changing jobs or finding one closer to home. You may find that you can get more pay, a better commute, and save hours of time each day by doing so!
- Try public transit for some of these trips. Public transport might take longer than driving but it’ll also mean fewer cars on the road
- Carpool with co-workers or neighbors, car share, bike to work. If you’re lucky enough to have a company that allows telecommuting
What do you think the best way is for people with a long commute to improve their work-life balance without changing jobs or moving closer to their office?
The best way for people with a long commute to improve their work-life balance without changing jobs or moving closer to their office is by utilizing flexible work arrangements. This will allow you the opportunity to complete your work from home on days when it’s difficult or impossible for you to be physically present. You’ll save hours of transit time and have more time at home with family and friends.
With a long commute, it’s hard to find time for friends and family. But with some small adjustments you can improve your work-life balance without changing jobs or moving closer to the office. Utilizing flexible work arrangements will allow you more freedom to complete your work from home on days when it’s difficult or impossible for you to be physically present. You’ll save hours of transit time and have more time at home with family and friends!