If up to my worry, my morning commute would be spent weighing the huge mistake I’m making by subjecting myself to another day of my boss. Instead, I utilize distraction and found it to be my best defense. By tricking my mind to concentrate on -- besides driving -- something else, I can get to work in peace.
As much as I love listening to music, some days it’s the fuel of further worry. So, for me, the most effective tool is audio books. If I’m listening to a good book, not only don’t I worry about work, but I also don’t take much notice to the traffic, construction, school buses, or hitting every red light delays. Those time-suckers just give me more time to enjoy the story.
My favorite commute-time books are ones that make me happy. What better way to start my work day than by laughing. Lately, my sense of humor has me enjoying the Stephanie Plum series written by Janet Evanovich.
Besides being funny, Stephanie Plum is someone I can relate to. Not in the sense that I can relate to being a bounty hunter, desired by two hot men or living in Jersey. Rather more in the sense that everything she does has setbacks. Her first attempt at anything usually doesn’t work out like she hoped, but she doesn’t give up. And that, to me, is a great message. She keeps trying and eventually it all works out. That is all I can hope for in my own journey.