Keep calm and commute…

As it’s the first day of the commuting week I thought I would share my tips for staying chilled on your travels!

Your commute can be a very stressful part of the day. In my particular part of the world we have a notorious “car park” masquerading as a motorway, so I know just what it’s like! But what can you do to stay calm on your commute?

Whether you’re in a car driver, train or plane passenger or even a walker here are some ways to keep calm and commute…

Listen to music or a talking book

It’s a well known fact that music can set the mood and alter your mood. Choose your music carefully when you’re commuting. I love to listen to meditation type music or listen to a good talking book. Meditation type music calms me right down.

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Meditation

Meditation is a very easy way to calm down on your commute. There are lots of apps, podcasts and downloads available; my personal faves are Headspace and Calm. This is only recommended if you’re a passenger though!

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Flash that smile

Smile at a stranger. I’ve said it before in my post of ‘Guidance for the Week Ahead’,  but smiling at a stranger can really make you feel better about the situation you find yourself in, and you don’t know what a positive effect it’ll have on their day.

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… and breathe

A deep breath works miracles for calming anxiety. Make sure that it’s a deep belly breath in through your nose. Hold it for a few seconds and then let is go through your mouth.  So when someone swoops in and takes that vacant seat you have your eye on take that deep breath!

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Give these a go on your next commute and see how you feel. I can’t guarantee miracles, but it’ll make your commute a more positive one!

Until next time lovelies…

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