As the summer months draw to a close, I keep thinking about how I could be more productive and productive with my work.
The last few weeks have been stressful and I’m ready to start my week with a new plan, and a new set of priorities.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been getting a lot of emails from readers asking for ideas on how to improve their commute, and I get excited when I see how many people are taking advantage of this opportunity to get off the couch and get to work!
Here are my top 10 recommendations to help you improve your commute and get the most bang for your buck.
Know Your Destination and Plan Your Trip The most important thing to know about a trip is where you are going.
You don’t want to be taking a city bus and then driving there from another place.
If you are driving, be aware of the speed limit, and look for signs that you can’t pass.
It’s important to know where you’re going.
Learn Your Routes It’s best to get a good understanding of where you want to go.
I’m a fan of the Traveling Salesmen program at Salesforce, which allows you to quickly and easily find out how many miles you have to drive, which way to go, and where to park your car.
You can also create a list of all the stops you’ll need to make in your trip.
Get Out of Your Car It’s not a big deal to use your phone or laptop for transportation.
But don’t take the city bus.
When you’re on a city-wide bus, your phone and laptop will be useless.
Take the bus to your destination, and then find your way home.
Use Your Smartphone to Find Your Way Home If you’re taking the bus or going on a public transportation bus, try turning on your phone to make a map of your route and look up the nearest stops.
This will give you a clear view of where to stop and what to look for.
Get to Work Faster By using a Smartphone, you can take a route from your home to your office.
If your work has a direct route to your home, then you can start tracking your commute.
Use the Smartphone app to check the current bus route and keep a record of the distance and time it takes to get there.
Don’t Forget to Share the Ride If you want a more efficient commute, consider using a mobile app like MyCarsForWork or Uber, which allow you to make trips as close as possible to your workplace.
These apps let you take the same route and stay connected.
You’ll have the convenience of knowing exactly where you need to go to work or get to your job, and you can make the most of your time.
Use Google Maps or Maps for Work to Find the Bus Stop Your commute may get busier, but you still have the ability to find out the nearest stop for your commute to your work.
This can save you time.
Use your smartphone to find your nearest stop on Google Maps, and if you can see a sign that indicates a bus stop, you know where to go!
Use Uber or Lyft to Find a Bus Stop Use your Uber or Taxi app to get to the bus stop you need.
Once you get to a stop, use the app to find another stop, or the app will remind you to go there on your next trip.
Use a Google Card to Find Bus Stop You can use your Google Card or a mobile device to scan the bus and take your place on the next bus trip.
Google Card readers are a great way to get from point A to point B. 10.
Make a Trip on a Mobile App to See What’s Around the Corner Get out of your car and find a place to park!
Find the closest stop, and when you can, get to that stop and park where you can.
You will save time and make your commute more efficient.
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About the Author: Emily A. Trescott is a Certified Master Certified Teacher in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and English Language Learners, and an independent writer.
She also loves to cook and travel.
She can be reached at [email protected]