Recruits For Your Commute – How To Make Your Travel Time Fly!
Whether you’re stuck on the world’s longest bus ride, slowed to a standstill on the M50, or squashed into a seat on the train, there’s nothing to wipe the smile off your face quite like a morning commute.
But what if we told you that monotonous monstrosity could be made a lot more interesting?! Grab your phone and gear up for a new dawn, as we list the ways you can juice up that journey!
SING A HAPPY SONG
A no-brainer, perhaps, but Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service is the perfect way for you to toe-tap through the traffic. With millions of tunes at your disposal, you can rock out to the latest hits, play the tracks that bring you to your own little happy place, or even check out daily playlists so you’re on top of the trends by the time you reach the office!
TALK IN TONGUES
At this stage, just about everybody has said they’d learn another language if they had the time; well, how about putting that interminable train-ride to good use then? Duolingo is a superb free app to teach you a ton of foreign tongues – just imagine, you might have learned basic German by the time you reach the bahnhof!
POD IS GOOD
One of the fastest-growing forms of entertainment on the planet, podcasts are perfect for passing an hour or two in transit. Incredibly accessible – whether streaming directly from a site, through iTunes, Spotify, or from a host of podcast-specific apps – and covering just about every topic known to man, there’s bound to be plenty of options to help brighten your beat...
PLAY ON, PLAYER
Almost as extensive is the choice of mobile games; from handheld versions of console classics to perennial phone favourites like Angry Birds and Candy Crush, there’s a ridiculous range to choose from. All work and no play, as Jack Torrance told us, makes for a pretty dull boy – so why not get your game face on?!
If you’ve got a big day ahead, you’ll want to be on your game the second you land at work – and we know the perfect way. Brain training apps are big business these days, and many boast the ability to get your recall, reactions and loads more in tip-top shape. You’ll be switched on and ready to go the moment you sit at your desk – just remember to give us credit when your boss thanks you!
Rugby fan? Well, head over to Play Magazine for our must-download list of apps for the season! Another sure way to guarantee you’ll be entertained on your daily commute.
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