Most of us sit in traffic twice a day, and it’s the worst. But some people find their time in traffic useful, and we’re here to show you how to become one of those people. Put your hours spent in traffic to good use and start being more productive, less frustrated, and all around happier when you arrive at your destination. Need a better ride to sit in traffic with? Search Gumtree for thousands of car listings and cruise traffic in style.
Using your ears to absorb entertainment, education, and motivation is a great, hands-free way to enjoy traffic. Whether you’re listening to your favourite music, learning a new language, or being inspired by a motivational speaker, you can have a great time in your car just by listening. If your car doesn’t have a sufficient stereo, radio, or CD player, it’s time to upgrade your ride (find one on Gumtree). A cord that links your smartphone to your car stereo is useful, allowing you to listen to any audio file you have on your phone.
Listen to Audio Books
Audio books are also a great way to stay entertained in the car and catch up on your reading list. You can download audio books for a great price online. Arrive at your destination with a smile on your face after listening to a compelling book rather than being frustrated by the cars on the road.
Listen to the Radio
The radio can provide heaps of entertainment in traffic. Join in on the conversation and call in (via a hands-free kit) to give your opinion and share your voice while you sit bumper to bumper. You can also catch up on the latest pop music, hear great early morning guests, and get the chance to win amazing prizes.
Call Your Friends
If you have a hands-free car kit, you can use this time to catch up with friends and family. Chances are that they’re stuck in traffic too, and it’s the perfect opportunity for a chat.
Have a Snack
Your time in traffic can be your personal snacking hour. Grab something that’s easy to hold like an energy bar or a smoothie, and fuel up while you sit in rush hour. This can be a great time to recharge your batteries, and snacking while listening to some great tunes is actually pretty fun. Snacking throughout the day is proven to help speed up your metabolism and keep your energy levels high.