Technical and Executive Recruitment Specialists
Connect With Us  

Your career search begins here…

Submit Your CV

Send Me Job Alerts

Engineer’s Tips: Making Use of Your Commute

In 2016, life for most people in our society is fast paced and leaves little down time to compensate for the busy working schedules we maintain. However, most people also have some sort of commute to their place of work, and this represents a block of time that can make a big difference to our lives if we use it well.

If your journey to work involves a drive or some time on public transport – or even a cycle ride or walk – you may feel frustrated by this ‘waste’ of time each day. We’ve turned the tables on time, though, with these great ideas from Engineers about the most productive ways to make use of your commuting time.

What Do You Do On Your Commute?

1.    Relax. The price many of us pay for a busy work and family life balance is that we rarely get to take time out to really relax our minds and bodies. Relaxation techniques such as slow breathing, visualisations and listening to meditation tracks can all be practised on the bus or train and can be extremely valuable in preparing your mind for the day ahead or releasing the tensions of the day before you arrive home.

2.    Read. In our screen-filled lives, reading often takes a backseat, but many of the Engineers we asked told us that they love to use their commute time to read in order to clear their minds and create a break between their home life and their working day. Reading material varies, but whether you love to lose yourself in fiction or read about your favourite people or places, you’ll really feel the benefit of some reading time in your life. If you’re driving, audio books can be a great option.

3.    Research. Do you leave work feeling that you haven’t finished all you had hoped to get through each day? Using your precious commute time to do some of the research and reading around the subject that is useful to you throughout your work will make a big difference to your knowledge and level of preparedness.

4.    Reflect. Whatever your level of responsibility at work, you’re bound to be taking decisions and making judgement calls that leave you feeling the pressure. Using your journey time, particularly when you’re on your way home, to reflect on the stresses of the day can help you to let them go so that you arrive home feeling calmer and refreshed.

5.    Evaluate. Finally, you may find it useful to consider whether you actually need to be commuting at all. With intelligent technology that connects us across the world, you may feel that you could work more effectively, and with less wasted time, from home.

Are You Looking For Engineering Jobs in Limerick, Cork & Galway?

CareerWise is Ireland’s leading specialist Technical and Executive Recruitment firm, and our friendly team are on hand to help you to find great positions in the Medical Device, Sciences/Pharma and ICT industries.

For engineering jobs in Cork, Limerick and Galway, call us at CareerWise on +353 (0) 21 206 1900 for a consultation, or contact us online today.

Tags :

Share:

Submit Your CV

Send in your CV today and we'll do
our best to match the most
suitable positions for you.

Send Me Job Alerts

Stay up to date with the latest jobs
entered onto our system,
emailed to your inbox.

Careerwise Recruitment



Career in Pharma July 16, 2018 Why Choose A Career In Pharma In Ireland?
Zimmer Biomet organise plant to plant charity cycle in aid of BUMBLEance (The Children’s Ambulance service) July 11, 2018 Zimmer Biomet organise plant to plant charity cycle in aid of BUMBLEance (The Children’s Ambulance service)
life science jobs in Ireland July 9, 2018 Tips For Life Science Professionals in Ireland
supply chain management roles June 18, 2018 Searching For A Supply Chain Job: Our Top Tips

Engineer’s Tips: Making Use of Your Commute

In 2016, life for most people in our society is fast paced and leaves little down time to compensate for the busy working schedules we maintain. However, most people also have some sort of commute to their place of work, and this represents a block of time that can make a big difference to our lives if we use it well.

If your journey to work involves a drive or some time on public transport – or even a cycle ride or walk – you may feel frustrated by this ‘waste’ of time each day. We’ve turned the tables on time, though, with these great ideas from Engineers about the most productive ways to make use of your commuting time.

What Do You Do On Your Commute?

1.    Relax. The price many of us pay for a busy work and family life balance is that we rarely get to take time out to really relax our minds and bodies. Relaxation techniques such as slow breathing, visualisations and listening to meditation tracks can all be practised on the bus or train and can be extremely valuable in preparing your mind for the day ahead or releasing the tensions of the day before you arrive home.

2.    Read. In our screen-filled lives, reading often takes a backseat, but many of the Engineers we asked told us that they love to use their commute time to read in order to clear their minds and create a break between their home life and their working day. Reading material varies, but whether you love to lose yourself in fiction or read about your favourite people or places, you’ll really feel the benefit of some reading time in your life. If you’re driving, audio books can be a great option.

3.    Research. Do you leave work feeling that you haven’t finished all you had hoped to get through each day? Using your precious commute time to do some of the research and reading around the subject that is useful to you throughout your work will make a big difference to your knowledge and level of preparedness.

4.    Reflect. Whatever your level of responsibility at work, you’re bound to be taking decisions and making judgement calls that leave you feeling the pressure. Using your journey time, particularly when you’re on your way home, to reflect on the stresses of the day can help you to let them go so that you arrive home feeling calmer and refreshed.

5.    Evaluate. Finally, you may find it useful to consider whether you actually need to be commuting at all. With intelligent technology that connects us across the world, you may feel that you could work more effectively, and with less wasted time, from home.

Are You Looking For Engineering Jobs in Limerick, Cork & Galway?

CareerWise is Ireland’s leading specialist Technical and Executive Recruitment firm, and our friendly team are on hand to help you to find great positions in the Medical Device, Sciences/Pharma and ICT industries.

For engineering jobs in Cork, Limerick and Galway, call us at CareerWise on +353 (0) 21 206 1900 for a consultation, or contact us online today.

Tags :

Share:

Subscribe to Newsletter

By continuing you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy for the purposes of receiving our newsletter. If you have any queries wish to withdraw or amend your consent please do not hesitate to contact us data@careerwise.ie.