A month ago I used the Gautrain to go work in Pretoria for 3 days.
It was quite the experience feeling like a commuter in London/ New York
One of my favourite things about using the Gautrain was reading about half a book (Happier at Home) in two hours of travel time.
I started thinking that if I had to use the train all the time, I could get through a non-fiction book a week, besides my normal evening reading. Brilliant!
I don’t have the luxury of reading on my commute normally as I’m driving but I’ve started listening to audios in the car again, and it’s been so easy to catch up on podcasts, sermons and the like.
Even if you don’t want to be “productive” on your commute, at least try and be intentional. Maybe use the time to enjoy a favourite CD/ audiobook, or phone a friend and catch up. I know two friends who, the minute they get in their cars, use the 30 minutes’ drive home to phone a friend and catch up.
Of course you don’t have to do this all the time, but even if you used one day a week wisely, you could get a few things done every month