As we all know, returning to commuting can feel daunting, as a lot of us have become accustomed to working from home. While it may feel exciting for the first few days to get back into a routine of leaving the house, all too often the commute becomes part of the daily grind. Add in a dash of post-Covid stress and the inevitable culture shock, and you have a recipe for too easily slipping into the mindset of the daily slog. We believe that you should get the most out of your commute -- to help pass the time you can download a podcast, listen to some music or even bring a book along to make your journey more enjoyable and to use the time for something productive.
In addition to using the time to focus on something that interests you, make your commute more comfortable or beneficial by checking out our top 5 tips to help with your commute.
Bring along your trusty bottle of Purdy and Figg Hand Sanitiser. Our hand balm and sanitiser sprays are clinically proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria, whilst making your hands smell great and stay moisturised. We pride ourselves on the fact our sprays really do smell amazing. They are made with 100% pure essential oils from a range of delicious flowers and fruits and help to make you feel uplifted. As an added bonus, the spray doubles as a mask freshener - just spray into your mask for a hit of gorgeous essential oils.
Don't forget your mask! Unless you are exempt, this is a requirement on public transport. Masks do not have to be dull. You can buy a lightweight, glamorous mask in silk or cotton. Avoiding single-use masks is a cheaper and more sustainable solution!
- Pack a water bottle. It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially as the days are getting warmer. Make sure you take a refillable water bottle with you to keep topped up.
- Try to view your commute as a space in your day for yourself by meditating, focusing on breathwork or journaling. Apps such as Headspace and Just Breathe are excellent options.
- Worried about doing less exercise because you lose time in your day commuting? Try cycling or running to work or running home from work, ( if it is doable-of course.) This is great in order to get home efficiently and cheaply. It is a great way to cram in the extra steps, burn calories and not to mention great to alleviate stress and improve your mental wellbeing.