Commuting to Work
Perhaps it’s just me, but commuting to work isn’t fun… is it?
Okay, so perhaps it isn’t just me who thinks this. I know lots of people who commute into London, San Francisco, LA and New York each day… and the number of Facebook posts I see most days, which go something like this…
“I can’t stand this train, there’s no air conditioning and it’s sooooo hot in here, it’s driving me crazy…!!”
Do you know people like this too?
Of course you do… we all know people who commute, in every city and town around the world. This isn’t new, this isn’t a recent phenomenon, but I tell you what, I wonder if most wouldn’t swap it to be able to work in a different environment.
During the summer it’s usually unbearably hot, and during the winter it’s too darn cold. The UK is pretty renowned for having seasonal weather, and this year, it’s been pretty hot here (by UK standards any way!), and this has lead to hotter trains, hotter buses and more frustrated people who travel into work this way.
Now, I’m not necessarily talking about everyone working on the beach, or some exotic location… but, wouldn’t you rather be working somewhere that didn’t involve a train or bus journey, surrounded by other typically bored and frustrated commuters.
I took the decision a while ago that I didn’t want to do that anymore, I was frustrated with my ‘corporate life’, so I made a change. This is now the view from my office… and it took me 20 seconds to walk here inside my own house… this is my working environment, a view of the South Downs, a small church in the village where I live.
Cost of Commuting
How about the cost…? this surely can’t be measured just in terms of money, the cost of driving to the station, paying for your ticket and then the possible bus journey the other side…? This is also about the amount of time you spend, day in day out, year in year out, travelling to your place of work… I would suggest to you, that your time is worth more than that…
Talk about the just the ‘time aspect’ of your commute to work, here’s a question for you…
How long does it take you to commute to work?
An hour, longer perhaps…? twice a day… surely you’d rather be spending that time doing something else…? The daily commute can’t just be judged on the commuting distance.
Based on a daily commute of 1.5 hours each way, you’ll spend 30 days a year, just travelling. And this, dear friends, is time we’re never going to get back.
The point I’m getting to, is that there is a better way, there are other options…
COMMUTING – WHAT’S THE ALTERNATIVE?
Commuting to work each day doesn’t have to be your only option, building a digital online business is certainly easier now than ever before, and being able to work from homewould undoubtedly reduce the cost of commuting, both in terms of YOUR time and YOURmoney.
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