Note #159 // [Blog] Life Lessons: How to make the most of the commute

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Now I say commute, but my journey from home to office is only 55 minutes door-to-door (on a good day). But, you can get a lot done if you focus. Getting more disciplined and carving out time to blog seems to be something a lot of you are trying to focus on this New Year, so here are my top tips.

Well, obviously. But apps like Blogger, Blogsy, Notes or shock horror - a real life note pad and pen ill enable you to generate or edit content. Even in note form, you can carve out the bones and structure of a piece ready for you to flesh out later. Because I have the memory of a goldfish, I tend to write buzzwords that will remind me of what I was thinking at the time.

There is a lot of great content that comes our way these days, but there just aren't enough hours in the day to read it all. I use Pocket to save content that I want to read properly and pay attention to. You can read text you've shared to the app without the need for internet access. The interface is also pretty bloody good. Kinda wish Bloglovin's looked as sexy on a mobile, but I digress. I do it for everything from news to features, blogs to camera research (it was a year-long obsession). It's a great way to keep informed and get inspired.

Talk to yourself.
Bear with me here. Sometimes thoughts flutter in and out of your head, barely forming. At others, it's not convenient to get your notepad out. However, nine out of ten times, you will always have your phone to hand. So get that audio app up, plug in your headphones and dictate on the walk in to work. Conveniently, it just looks like you're heavily engrossed in riveting conversation. 

I don't know about you, but once I get to work, all the social goes out of my media. I'm lucky if I get to scroll through my feeds a couple times a day. A train or bus ride is ample time to edit photos for your instagram feed or Twitter. It's not very spontaneous, but I take so many photos that never make it onto my social media feeds, because life got busy and I forgot. I'll crop mine and touch up using VCSOcam, and maybe have a few thoughts about the caption, so when I can grab a moment, I can easily upload it.

So there you have it, four ways to find that elusive thing called time.

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