With long hours at work and sometimes even busier lives at home, it’s difficult to keep our minds focused at all hours of the day. An easy fix to mental blocks is establishing a healthy morning routine that works for your lifestyle––including your morning commute. A set morning routine can help keep stress levels low and keep you from thinking about work or other stress inducing thoughts.
According to this new morning commute practices survey, nearly 40% of Americans between the ages of 18-24 can’t turn their mind off work when heading to the office. Unsurprisingly, they also happen to be the age group most likely to experience road rage. They also found that people 35-44 are the most likely to think about work on their commute. Stressors such as this, and not taking small breaks throughout your day, are major contributors to mental blocks.
To help avoid mental blocks and get your day off to a good start, we collected a few easy practices you can implement during your morning commute to help clear your mind and start your days focused and ready for a productive day ahead: