The Gent’s Guide to Commuting to Work

March 17, 2018

We all hate Mondays. Sometimes Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Rarely Thursdays and Fridays, but it can happen. Why? Because of work. Or not necessarily because of work but because of getting up early and getting to work, which is probably the most difficult thing about our job, especially if we have to spend some time commuting. But what are the ways to make this endeavour more interesting? Take a look at the following list, find yourself and make your commuting to work a process you will enjoy. 



If you’re commuting by car

Let’s start with the way of commuting that’s the least painful – driving a car. If you’re a driver, consider yourself lucky enough and stop complaining about getting to your office! Even though you will encounter certain problems with traffic, at least you won’t have to smell someone’s breath in the train. There are plenty of ways to make your trips more interesting, and one of them is definitely music. The best thing you could do is put your own music in the car, preferably the songs you simply adore, so that every second of your trip is spent singing along to your favourite tunes. However, know that the biggest problem is finding a parking space. Although this is something that doesn’t have a simple solution (according to The Verge, Google can help), the best option would be to find a small street close to your job that’s not a popular parking space and park there every morning. It doesn’t matter that it’s not in front of your office, a little bit of walking can save a lot of stress when looking for a parking spot.


If you’re commuting by train or bus

OK, this is perhaps the most common way of commuting, and at the same time the most painful, as most of you will agree. So, if you live in the outskirts of the city, everything’s peachy until the moment you have to get up at least two hours earlier to catch the train or bus and get to work. The best way to make this less dull is, again, music. However, since you won’t be able to listen to your music as you do at home, the best thing you could do is invest in a pair of headphones. Do not try to save money here, as great headphones are extremely important. You definitely don’t want to overhear the murmur of people while listening to your tunes, nor do you want them to hear what guilty pleasure you’re listening to. So invest in some good ones, preferably noise-canceling, and you can listen to Despacito all you want, even after its time has passed.


If you’re commuting on foot

If this is the case, it means that you don’t live far from your office. However, walking the same route every day can be very boring, especially if the weather conditions are not good. In this case, try investing in a good mini cruiser in order to make your commuting more interesting and faster. On the plus side, mini cruisers are definitely in and very much fashionable, so you’ll kill two birds with one stone as you will be regarded as one of the most fashionable and trendiest (maybe even a bit hipster) coworkers. There are plenty of patterns to choose from, so make sure to get one that fits your personality and there you go!


If you’re commuting by bike

One of the most environmentally friendly ways to commute is definitely by bike, but of course, you’ll have to live close to your office. If not, then you’re definitely one of the bravest people out there. Not only is it green, it’s also very healthy, so we applaud your choice to ride a bike to work. But how to make this more interesting? The best way would be to change routes from time to time, so as not to be bored after passing next to the same stores and buildings every single day. Another thing that you should bear in mind is that you really have to invest in essential bike gear, which means you need to have a high-quality bike, a good helmet, and definitely avoid listening to music while riding a bike, as it can be very dangerous.


That’s it! Find your way of commuting to work and try taking a few of our tips into consideration. You’ll definitely hate the working days a bit less.



Features Writer; Peter Minkoff

Peter is a a men's grooming & fashion writer at The Beard Mag & High Street Gent magazines from UK. Beside writing he worked as a menswear fashion stylist for many fashion events around UK & Europe! His future plans are in creating a personal blog for men's grooming!


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