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Dec 14, 2018 17:22:15

Take control of your travel time

by @arnavpuri | 303 words | 🐣 | 19πŸ’Œ

Arnav Puri

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Are you spending more than 30 mins commuting to work daily?

I am fortunate to stay near my workplace, so near that I can just walk and reach. But today I had to go to another end of the city for a meeting and it took 1.5 HOURS!!!

I stay in India's most densely populated city Mumbai, and it is usual for other people to travel this much EVERYDAY TWICE A DAY. That's on an average 2 hours. They can't stay near the workplace because it's too damn expensive in this part of city. 

Can you imagine almost 5 lakh people (conservative estimation) commuting for 2 hours daily and most og them just listen to music or consume news so it is almost wasted time. It turns out to be 10 lakh hours daily of human resource being wasted.

Ok I might be exaggerating a bit but that's definitely a good amount of time we are losing to daily commute. How can it be optimized? For last few months I have become more time conscious and want to utilize as much as time possible. I can't imagine giving 2 hours daily to commute and not doing anything about it.

So if I were you this is how I would optimize my travel time

- Podcasts ( first priority to learning new stuff and then entertainment podcasts)

- Audiobook (This is one of the best ways to consume quality content on the go)

- I would take cab or train to have hands free so I can finish simple tasks like posting updates, writing ideas or may be writing 200 wordsπŸ˜‰

The point is to be more conscious of the time you are spending and see that you have enormous opportunity to get the most out of it in this digital age. 

Hope you have a nice day with pleasing commute 😊

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    @arnavpuri on trains that have WiFi you could also work on a free Mooc (massive open online course) class.

    Laura Irwin avatar Laura Irwin | Dec 15, 2018 06:01:29
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      @laurairwin yes but sadly in India, we don't have that. Though cellular internet connection is pretty cheap here but I see a lot of people using it to watch random pointless videos ?

      Arnav Puri avatar Arnav Puri | Dec 15, 2018 21:39:26
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    @arnavpuri Great topic. I agree with you so many people are just wasting time with commutes. I thought you might enjoy an article I wrote on this topic. https://theascent.pub/warning-do-you-know-how-much-time-your-daily-commute-is-really-costing-you-1b0ab632c0a3

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Dec 14, 2018 19:44:44
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      @brandonwilson haha loved the infographic ?

      Arnav Puri avatar Arnav Puri | Dec 15, 2018 21:41:07
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      @arnavpuri Thanks! That one seems to be a crowd pleaser.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Dec 16, 2018 17:51:21
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    @arnavpuri I hate commuting and hope to never have to commute again. Except if I can bike to work while listening to a podcast, that had be nice! Thanks for the read

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 14, 2018 18:22:00
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      @basilesamel yes me too. I avoid commuting as much as possible ?

      Arnav Puri avatar Arnav Puri | Dec 15, 2018 21:42:05
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