The daily grind is a tough gig!
But no matter where you work and how you get there, there are ways to take the hassle out of your daily hustle.
Did you know that the average Australian spends 70 minutes commuting to and from work each day?
If you take public transport in Sydney, it’s even worse as the average one-way commute is 62 minutes.
Every minute added to your commute affects anxiety, happiness and wellbeing. Long-distance commuters with bags and cases suffer higher rates of health problems, from headache and backache to increased blood pressure, poor sleep and increased risk of depression, anxiety and social isolation.
Then there’s the sardine effect, squeezing into overcrowded trains or buses and that’s not our biggest gripe. Australians’ pet on public transport peeves are germ sharers, loud talkers and seat hoggers.
Commuting doesn’t just take a toll on your body, it can take a toll on the tech you carry with you too. Mobile phones, tablets and laptops are among the most commonly left items on planes, trains, buses and in taxis.
If you don’t lose it, you could damage it: W8 Solutions found that 38% of phones break by being dropped and 15% by falling off a lap.
While the risk of both those increase on a crowded commute when you’re in a rush, being jostled and carrying too many things at once. Protect your ipad with one of our resilient tablet cases.
By the time you’ve made it to work, the stress doesn’t end it just changes. If you’re a hot desk worker, you’ll spend time carrying your gear in search of a free desk and setting it up before you can start work. Hotdesking takes a toll on wellbeing as well, when you don’t know your co-workers and you don’t ‘own’ your own space.
You’re probably working late too. The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work Survey found full-time workers on average do more than five hours a week in unpaid overtime.
Use the 4 P’s to beat the daily grind: Prioritise, Plan, Protect and Personalise.
Like the safety announcements on planes tell us, fit your own oxygen mask first before helping others. If you don’t look after yourself, you won’t be able you look after customers, clients and relationships.
Follow these tips to help make your only daily grind your morning coffee!