To live in Atlanta (or most major cities) is to spend a considerable portion of your time in the car. If you drive the speed limit like me you spend even more time in the car. Thirty minutes to work daily means 260 hours per year or just shy of 11 days in your car. Since you are not texting (in GA that would be illegal unless you speed while you text in which case that would be a double negative – positive) or doing other worthless things, here are some ideas on how to redeem that time.
Make your car a mini university.
· Get some books on audio and learn things.
· Listen to the free podcasts on subjects in your field.
· Discover your Kindle’s best kept secret. It will read to you through earphones or out loud. Plus there are so many free kindle books – especially classics
· Get the Bible on audio and listen to James Earl Jones (or the other guy) read the Word of God to you.
· Buy a cheap voice recorder and make plans and notes for yourself.
· Look around and become aware of what is going on in your area.
· Take different routes to work and learn your community.
Leave extra early for work and find a Starbucks close by your office to do your morning newspaper reading or answer personal email. Its free internet and their medium coffee is only $.35 more than McDonalds. Plus you make it to work early and don’t have to spend the first 30 minutes “warming up.”
Tell me what you do while you drive that others can benefit from