Taking Advantage of Your Commute in the Middle East: Ways to Re-purpose Your Wasted Time

Traffic in Egypt can be tedious, especially if you work the typical 9-5, then you’re probably spending a big chunk of your day commuting to and from the office. The commute can easily exceed three hours, three hours of precious time that can be used wisely and taken advantage of.

So how can we take advantage of our time commuting? There are plenty of ways to take advantage of our time commuting which will leave us feeling productive at the end of the day.

Listen to a podcast

There are an overwhelming amount of podcasts available to us at any given point, most of which are available for free. No matter your interests or your preference for the day, you will find a podcast that will feed your mind and keep you entertained.

A quick search will leave you with plenty of options regarding whatever genre you want. Comedy, educational, news, health and fitness, sports or science, the podcast scene has something for everyone.

Take a course 

Online courses are more accessible than ever and more affordable than ever. Harvard University offers a number of online courses focusing on a variety of subjects, given by experts in various feilds. Most of the offered courses are affordable and some are even offered for free. They offer programming, business and medical courses, among many others. 

Learn a new language 

Learning a new language is mainly an auditory experience. It requires you to hear certain phrases spoken more than once along with their translation. The more you listen, the more you will find yourself familiar with the language. If you’re driving alone, you can speak the phrases out loud until you familiarize yourself with them. 

Listen to an audiobook

Many, if not all books are now available in an audio version. You can easily and very quickly find yourself checking a book off your to-read list without even realizing it. Various applications exist solely for the purpose of providing their users with audiobooks, and some are even read in their writer’s voice.

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