The Ultimate Schedule to Surviving Your Commute to Work

Now if you saw my last outfit post you’re probably wondering why there are leaves on the ground instead of two feet of snow. I must admit, these pictures were taken before we were pummeled with snow and the temperatures dropped to a staggering 5°F. So if I were to be dressed for the temperatures now I’d definitely be throwing on some boots, a hat, and a scarf. Luckily for me, the temperatures have been rising this week (50°F today and 56°F Friday) and this outfit seems like it almost fits in… okay, fine maybe I’m just crossing my fingers for an early spring. Nonetheless, let’s get into the real reason for this post.

As some of you already know because of this post, I commute an hour to and from work each day (sometimes longer). I constantly get asked how I survive this insane commute so I decided to come up with a day by day guide on how I survive.

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Monday: Radio

Monday morning moods are a serious thing. After having a fun or relaxing weekend, I like to just not think in the morning. So I turn on the radio and start listening to the morning banter of the talk show hosts. If you live in Connecticut, my favorite radio stations are KISS 95.7, HOT 93.7, Country 92.5, STAR 99.9, and KC 101. STAR 99.9 is my favorite radio station to listen to in the morning because of the two radio hosts, Raven and Anna, do a segment called “couple’s court” where the audience picks who is right an who is wrong in a fight.

Tuesday: Singing in the Car

By Tuesday morning I’ll most likely take a break from the radio and listen to some of my favorite playlists on Spotify. I literally have my own playlist of “Singing in the Car.” Yeah, embarrassing I know… but if I ever go to karaoke with you be sure to bring your A-Game with you because I’ll know most of the words. If you want to survive the commute I suggest making a playlist for singing in the car. Trust me, it’s embarrassing but it’ll keep you entertained while you’re in traffic for two and a half hours. If you want a quick singing in the car playlist this is mine. Warning: you may get Adele or you may get ScHoolboy Q.

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Coat | Sweater (Similar)| Jeans (Same Style Different color) |Necklace

Wednesday: Audio Books

I am a member of Audible that allows me to get a “free” audiobook every month. It’s not really free because you’re spending $14.95 on just that one book. Most audiobooks are pretty expensive due to the amount of time and editing it takes to actually make an audiobook so it is a pretty good deal in the end. So far the audiobooks I’ve listened to are “Content Inc.,” by Joe Pulizzi, “Tales from the Back Row” by Amy Odell,  “#GirlBoss” by Sophia Amoruso, “Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job, Kill it in Your Career, Rock Social Media,” by Aliza Licht, and “Over-Dressed The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion,” by Elizabeth L. Cline. I’ve loved each and every one of these books for different reasons. If you’re into fashion and blogging all five of these books would be a perfect match for you.

Thursday: Small Town Murder Podcast

Thursdays are my favorite day to commute because my favorite podcast releases a new episode every Thursday. Okay, I admit it’s a totally morbid and sometimes rude podcast, but I’m obsessed with Small Town Murder. James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman make an invincible team that goes into depth talking about murders that occur in small towns. Plot twist: they’re both comedians who make fun of the murderers while explaining the story. It sounds so morbid but after one episode you’ll be hooked.

Friday: Free for all

Friday really depends on my what is going on that upcoming weekend. Sometimes I’m in the mood to sing to songs and sometimes I’m ready to dive deeper into my audiobook. Fridays are usually the best days because sometimes people take a long weekend and take it off. This means the traffic is light and my tunes are tuning.

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Let me know how you survive your long commute in the comments down below.

As always,

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11 thoughts on “The Ultimate Schedule to Surviving Your Commute to Work

  1. Great tips. I love how you mix it up daily! I totally have a driving playlist too so don’t feel so bad. I put mellow, chillwave songs on it because I drive like a maniac and any high tempo/aggressive songs makes me drive even faster! I usually bounce between music and podcasts. I don’t typically listen to the radio (too many ads!). Love your bib necklace! It’s a great statement piece that brings your whole look together!

    Dom
    http://www.DivaNamedDom.com

    1. Oh my goodness, this just made me laugh. I totally agree with the radio ads! That is why I can only do it once a week. Some radio shows do a great job and then others just repeat the same three songs. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Oooh this is such a good idea for a post! Hahah it’s cool that you assign one thing for each day of the week, that way we don’t get too bored! I don’t listen to audiobooks but I do enjoy podcasts. (And murder, occassionally.) Hahah so I’ll give that Small Town Murder thing a try. Really like your photos here, that’s a beautiful coat!
    You have a really wonderful blog! I’d love if we can follow each other on Bloglovin maybe? Do let me know. ❤
    Enjoy your week!

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thank you so much, Joanne! You’re going to love Small Town Murder! It’s such a weirdly funny podcast that I always look forward to.

      I love the aesthetic of your blog and the wide range of topics you cover! I’m definitely going to give you a follow ❤

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