For my day job, I’m a road warrior of sorts. My clients are all over Ontario, so that means I am too. At a minimum, I spend three hours every day in the car. On a bad day, it could be six. This is not exactly what I had in mind when I picked this job.
Things I Can’t Do While Driving:
The list sort of looks like all the things one would do in their spare time, doesn’t it!? So while my husband fends for himself in the kitchen, and while laundry piles up, and my butt gets a little flatter every day, I sit (drive) and think about how I can make the most of this time and avoid feeling so tired and achy by the end of every day.
Here’s what I’ve come up with. If you’ve got any ideas to share, please add them in the comments!
Things I Can Do While Driving:
- Listen to audio books
- Talk on the phone
- Be thankful and stay safe
Audio Books – So far, I’ve “read” 2-3 books a week, which is great. Best one yet: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Talking on the Phone – This is the #1 thing that makes my drives productive. I wear my bluetooth headset (geeky), and talk to clients, colleagues, family, and friends. It passes the time, and means that when I’m at my desk I can get real work done.
Think – I know a lot of women who would pay good money for three hours of “me” time. This down-time is great, if I can focus on how lucky I am to have some personal time to think and reflect, and not on the boredom that sometimes creeps in.
Be Thankful and Stay Safe – I pass a lot of roadside memorials or shrines, presumably set up to indicate where someone has been killed in an accident. It is sad, and makes me a) thankful that I have life and health and love, and b) remember that I can never be too safe while driving.
How do you pass your time on the road?