We get it and we're right there with you. This whole I-85 bridge thing has really put a damper on our way to and from work. If you aren't able to hop on a bike, walk or take MARTA to work, here are a few things we suggest you do to make your time in the car a little better.
1.) Listen to a podcast
An easy way to pass the time is to plug-in a Podcast that will take your mind off the guy that just cut you off. S-Town, a Podcast from the team that brought you Serial, is about a small Alabama town and unearthing a mystery hidden by a local man. Another great option is Women of the Hour. If you like Girls as much as we do, then you will love Lena Dunham’s quirky Podcast about women she simply thinks are worth talking about.
2.) Catch up with a friend
The easiest way to stay connected with my friends who live miles and miles away is finding time to hear their voice on the phone. Not only does it create a space where there are no computer screens and people to distract you, but it makes the time your commuting go by in a flash. Pick up the phone, call your homies, breathe.
3.) Discover new music
Making a playlist the weekend before a busy workweek does wonders for your mood. Personally, I have a “Road Jamming” and “Road Dreaming” playlist depending on if I want to sing at the top of my lungs or just relax. Here are a couple favorites that you HAVE to add to your next playlist:
- SOS (Overboard) by Joseph
- Honeybody by Kishi Bashi
- Same Old Blues by Phantogram
- Youth by Glass Animals
- Smooth Sailin’ by Leon Bridges
4.) Treat Yo'self
Make like Aziz Ansari and treat yo self! An easy way to make your drive just a little better is grabbing a drink from Starbucks or Arden’s Garden, or stopping by the grocery store to stock up on your favorite ice cream as something to look forward to when you get home. It takes five minutes out of your drive, but 9 out of 10 times, you will have a better outlook on the rest of your commute home.