Ooh traffic jam got more cars
Than a beach got sand
Suck it up, suck it up, suck it up,
Fill it up until no more- “Too Much” by Dave Matthews Band
Does the following image look sadly familiar? If so, then keep reading for some tips on how to get your negative attitude about traffic jams unstuck from your mind.
The countdown for 42 Words to a Better You continues with……
#39: Traffic. Up until recently I have had the opportunity to be working from home. The commute from my bed to my makeshift office in the kitchen was all of a 30 second walk. Spoiled? Yes. Well, so I thought. Now my morning starts off with a commute to work. A commute that without warning can leave me stuck in traffic. At first, I dreaded sitting behind the wheel freaking out about when I would get to the office. Stress. Pressure. Ugh!
But now, I love the extra time of the morning commute for the following reasons:
- Zen. I use the morning drive to put me in a zen state of mind by deep breathing and reciting affirmations
- Music. Being in the car alone, I can crank up whatever music I want to as loud as I want to.
- Podcasts. I have discovered the amazing world of podcasts. An endless world of learning and entertainment.
- Brainstorming. Do you ever get great ideas while driving? Sometimes I set my phone to record voice memos and brainstorm. That is how I came up with the topic for my 42 Words to a Better You blog.
So why not take advantage of being stuck in traffic instead of letting it rev you up in a state of frenzy? What are some of the things you do while stuck in traffic that help pass the time in a positive way? I’d love to hear your ideas. Post your comments below.