Trinny & Susannah in their book The Survival Guide: A Woman’s Secret Weapon For Getting Through The Year say that August is the time to think about getting more time out of your day by making travel time work for you. They provide the following ideas for what you can do in the dead time spent travelling in the car, bus or train.
Good uses for travel time:
- Learn a language with French lessons by Michel Thomas
- Educate yourself with an introduction to the classics or historical biographies.
- Get started loosing weight with Paul McKenna’s Think Thin
- Stop smoking with Alan Carr’s Easy Way To Stop Smoking
- Build your self esteem with Anthony Robbins’s Awaken The Giant Within
- Listening to your own recorded affirmations
and when your by yourself in the car:
- Whiten your teeth with Superdrug’s Go Smile bleaching tray
- Soften your hands with a hand mask inside some old cotton gloves.
- Flush out toxins by drinking some water
- Keep your fanny tight by doing your pelvic floor exercises
- Stress busting by singing your heart out
Kit for the car:
- Cream blusher
- Neutral shade lip gloss
- Lavender aromatherapy de-stress roll on
- Rescue Remedy
- Disposable camera
- Wet wipes
- Bottle of water
- Hand cream
- Driving shoes
- $1 & $2 coins
- Pen & Paper
- A Comb
- Packet of dried fruit & almonds
- Clear plastic container to keep it all in.
Dawna Walter in her book New Leaf, New Life: How To Do Everything And Still Have Time For Yourself offers the following list of helpful public transport suggestions.
10 Things to do on public transport:
- Always be prepared & have your tickets ready when you need them
- Sort out loose change for your ticket, coffee or paper
- read the paper or something uplifting
- Listen to your favourite music softly
- Keep a journal
- Review your papers for the day
- Write a letter
- Plan a Party
- Smile at a stranger
- Pay attention to things around you.