Turn it Up to Make Your Commute Tolerable

Getting stuck in stop-and-go traffic every single day can make you feel as if you’re going insane. One of the most important things you should do if you have a rough daily commute is to make sure that your automobile is properly maintained at all times. Hummel’s Automotive Diagnostic & Repair can help with that and we are also going to offer suggestions below that will make your commute more tolerable.

Crank Your Favorite Playlist

As we said in the title of this blog, turn it up to whisk you away to your favorite concert. Play your favorite playlist and sing along. Singing not only puts a smile on your face but also boosts your mood. It doesn’t matter if other people can hear you; pretend you’re a rockstar. If you’ve had a particularly difficult day, play soothing music that will calm your nerves and help you breathe deeply.

Listen to An Audiobook

Another thing to listen to is an audiobook. You can choose books from your favorite authors and be whisked away into a fantasy world or a compelling autobiography. Audiobooks will make your commute go by much faster because you will be enjoying the story while you are sitting in traffic. If you’re not into audiobooks, listen to your favorite podcasts.

Learn a New Language

Sitting in traffic is the perfect time to learn a new language. You will have to rely on audio lessons, but if you are in your car by yourself, you won’t be embarrassed to speak the language out loud. Speaking a new language out loud is the best way to learn it. Just make sure you choose an app that does not require interaction visually or manually.

Enjoy Your Favorite Beverage

Whether morning or afternoon, always bring your favorite beverage along to enjoy during your commute. Obviously, this cannot be your favorite alcoholic beverage, but it can be your favorite coffee beverage or tea. Make sure to avoid caffeine, though. Think caffeine-free. Caffeinated beverages will make you more aggressive on the road, less patient, and less tolerable of your commute.

Let Go of Your Day

Finally, take the time during your commute to let go of your day. Talk things out that frustrated you during the day. It doesn’t matter what other drivers think. You want to let your frustrations go before you get home so you are in a good mood for your family. You can also use the time during your morning commute to mentally prep for your day.

As we said above, Hummel’s Automotive Diagnostic & Repair in St. George, UT, can maintain your vehicle to ensure that it can handle your daily commute. Call us today for an appointment.

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