London makes its return to work on Monday. The hours that many of us spend on train, tube and bus must amount to millions of hours every day.Β  There must be a way to make the most of your commute.

You may have read in one of my recent blogs β€œHow we bought back 1000 hours of our life” that I have drastically reduced my commute by moving as close to work as I can.

I still spend a lot of time travelling between meetings in London on the tube or bus.

Imagine if we took advantage of this time and used it as the time each day that we invest in ourselves.

Think of the new skills, ideas or energy that taking action on this could create for your career.

So please put Candy Crush down and spend some time on yourself.

Here are 3 tactics that I employ that could help you make the most of your commute:

1- Read Read Read

Please read, so many blogs this year that will talk about how successful people and CEOs read books all the time.

To get started check out:

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

And if you can’t read because those tubes are a bit cramped why not get an Audible subscription and get the author to whisper their words of wisdom in your ears!

2 – Podcasts

Another great resource for new tactics or inspiration are Podcasts. These are FREE so everyone has access and some of the best Authors and Teachers give their ideas away for free.

My favourites are:

The Tim Ferriss Show

Noah Kagan Presents

Big Questions with Cal Fussman

3 – Write

Write your goals, to do lists or blog on Evernote (that’s what I am doing now).

This has allowed me to write a new blog every week since restarting my blog this year!

By investing in yourself, learning and taking action every day this could help you improve your career, build relationships or inspire a new business idea.

What do you do to make the most of your commute?

What else could you do on your commute that makes a real difference to your life?

Are there some books or podcasts that you recommend to commuters?


James O'Donnell
James O'Donnell

James is on a mission to put the Social back into Social Media!