I saw an article recently titled "Rise Above Your Awful Commute" about how to stay calm in the midst of traffic jams, rapid transit delays, commuter rail breakdowns and other similar challenges of getting where you want to go on time. The article encouraged strategies to be productive, lower tension in crowded places, and calm yourself during the commute as well as ways to shake off the effects once you arrive at your destination, such as:
- Download and listen to calming music, audio or e-book.
- Take a walk around the block before going to your desk.
- Think about an inspiring person, story, or value you hold.
- Spend a few minutes in a setting with natural light, vegetation or similar calming attributes.
What stuck with me most: practice deep breathing...