Log your activities for a
week and calculate how much time is spent in commuting from one place
to another. Find out how much time is spent in travelling in a day
and project it for a month, a year and your life time. You will be
surprised to find as to how many years go in travelling alone.
If you are travelling on
an average 20 minutes each way to your place of work, in a career
about 25 years you are spending 3,12,000 minutes calculated for 26
days per month which is about 650 man days (1 man day = 8 hours).
This in turn means 1.78 years in your life time. Think how much can
be accomplished in 1.78 years! This does not include travel
undertaken to places other than to the work place.
Depending on your mode of
travel, consider as to what you can do while travelling. If you are
travelling in a group, consider your options such as discussing office
matters, discussing business conditions etc. Consider your options of
reading a newspaper or browsing a book. Consider whether you should
read the newspaper in the home or while travelling.
circumstances of travel will decide what you can do. If you are
travelling in a very crowded train compartment, none of these may come
to your rescue. Ask the question: "What is the best use of my time
right now?" Whatever comes to your mind apply it. However, do it