For millions of Americans making the trek to work every day, the commute can sometimes seem long and arduous. Making sure that children have arrived at practice and school and that errands are completed between work and home schedules can require a lot of planning for individuals. Figuring out ways to make your commute more successful and enjoyable can offer American office workers a relief from the daily stress of driving to and from home. At TrueNorth, we have created a line of standing desks that offer a creative solution to traditional office furniture. We are committed to finding all the ways to improve the work/life balance for American office workers. Here are 5 ways to make your commute more enjoyable:
Listening to quality music or radio on the commute to and from work can offer drivers entertainment along the way. However, sometimes we can develop monotonous routines that make the drive unpleasant. Mix up your daily drive with podcasts and audiobooks that reflect some of your genuine interests. Most podcasts are less than an hour, and can easily be listened to on the way to or from work, helping the time go by quickly. Start your day at your sit to stand desk off right. Spend the commute investing in your interests, and get to work with a clearer mind.
One of the greatest ways to improve your daily commute is to leave 15 minutes earlier each day. We don’t leave enough margin in our lives, and it’s easy to allow ourselves to move through the day rushed and rattled. Instead, with a bit of intentionality and discipline, office workers can ease into the work day and leave within a reasonable hour at the end of each shift. When we come to our collaborative conference tables and standing workstations, we need to come with fresh minds and the ability to focus. Individuals who are rushed through the morning aren’t able to keep as clear of a head.
Nothing is worse than having to work at a messy, unorganized standing desk. Except maybe having to drive the 30 minute commute in a messy, unorganized car. Fill up your gas tank each weekend and clear out the mess on the back floorboard. Wipe down the steering wheel and clean up any coffee spills. Ensure that your space is ready for each work week and isn’t filled with clutter that will bring you anxiety or dread. We recommend that office workers take 5 to 10 minutes at the end of each work day to clean around their adjustable height desk. This practice can also work for the car. A little bit of consistent effort can go a long way!
If public transit is possible for you, consider learning the schedule and taking it once or twice a week. Using public transit can help improve your workweek in a number of ways. Since the transit system operates on a strict schedule, you’ll need to leave your house and the office at the same time every day. This cuts back on running late or feeling rushed during your morning meetings. You’ll also have the time on the bus or train to enjoy a book or catch up on emails. Public transit helps ensure that when you get to your motorized standing desk each day, you are focused and ready to work.
When we don’t make time for daily chores and regular exercise, we end up feeling rushed through these important tasks. Instead of struggling to fit these items into your workweek, prioritize them and plan to include them into your daily commute. Using ergonomic office furniture is a sure way to reduce lower back and neck pain, and improve your overall health. The same is true for regular exercise and reduced stressors. Plan your routes out each day to include necessary errands and to leave time for the gym.
At TrueNorth, we have created a line of adjustable height desks that offer ergonomic support to the typical American office worker. For managers looking to improve their staff ergonomic support, consider the health benefits of TrueNorth’s line of standing desks. We have a wide range of standing desk selections so you can choose the right desk for your workspace. Contact us today to learn more about our ergonomic office furniture and to get started on your order.