Commuting, especially for hours a day, can be a drain. You might think there's only one efficient way to and from the office, but if you test out other routes when you can, you may be surprised to find an unconventional route that's a smoother or less stressful trip.
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It's well understood that commuters experience higher levels depression, anxiety and blood pressure the longer their commute is. Even so, short of changing jobs or relocating, substantially improving your commute can be difficult.
Even if you think you take the shortest route to work, you might want to start exploring other routes that may shorten your commute in terms of time spent in transit. It could at least make the trip less stressful.
If you commute five days a week to work, saving even a few minutes a day both ways can add up to hours (and even days) saved over the course of months. Check out some more tips to shave time off your commute below.
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