Making the Most of your Windshield Time


There can be pros and cons when your office is the inside of a vehicle. Today we’ll focus on the pros.

Travel time to and from work or meetings can be very productive with a little bit of planning before the drive. There are many ways the numerous hours of windshield time can be used to benefit various aspects of life, whether on a personal level or to help gain traction with career growth.

Fortunately, technology has come such a long way over the past few years and it s easier than ever to do things like read the latest book, listen to a favorite speaker, or even meditate.

Let s start with reading the latest book. Now everyone knows when driving, hands need to be on the wheel and eyes need to be on the road…the pages of a book. This is where audiobooks are invaluable. There are countless numbers of books ranging from self-help to thriller with almost endless choices in between.

By asking a few questions, it s simple to find something that will speak to you. Trying to break a bad habit? Look under self-help. Have a desire to learn a new skill? Check out the how-to section. How about advancing in your career? Select something from career guidance. Whatever it may be, there s an audiobook for what you are trying to learn.

Podcasts are a great way to learn from those you admire most. Looking for some inspiration or motivation? Just like audiobooks, there’s a vast array of subjects to choose from. To get prepared, prior to the first day of the workweek, be sure to check out a few that sound interesting, subscribe to several channels and download episodes that align with your current mindset. You can gain so much knowledge and information just by listening to others.

Meditation is the last idea on the list above and it is by far one of the best things that you can do for your state of mind. When meditation is mentioned, most people think that it requires a quiet room, sitting on a pillow, surrounded by lit candles. While this way of meditation can generate peacefulness, it doesn’t have to be practiced in this manner. Being alone in the car, from a few minutes to a couple of hours, is a great time to turn off any music and drive in silence. This time can be used to reflect, think, plan, and ruminate on events that have taken place, as well as things that are coming up soon. It doesn’t have to take a huge chunk of time. Simply just a few minutes can make a world of difference in how you feel.

If time is set aside each week, the windshield time will no longer be a state of boredom, but a state of learning, listening, entertainment, and investing in yourself. How will this next week be more productive and inspiring?

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