I've been not working remotely for the last few months. My trip between home to office is around 1.5 - 2hrs. So I'm in a train
80hrs/month. That's.. a long time to be in a train.
Since we can not buy replace the time, I've been finding a way to make it more productive. Although this is not 100% effective, at least I feel like I'm not wasting time.
These are some ways to spend your time while commuting to work:
- Podcast / Audible
This is the easiest way to spend your time in a productive way. I use Overcast because I can speed it up, reduce background noise, and it boosts voice.
Some podcast recommendations:
- Soft skill Engineering https://softskills.audio/
- Developer muslim https://devmuslim.id/
- Thirty days of lunch https://anchor.fm/fellexandro
- Borrys Hasian https://anchor.fm/borryshasian
If you have Audible account, I really recommend Ready player one. Seriously it's way better than the movie! It's narrated by Wil Wheaton.
- Read a book
I have kindle account and also recently subscribe Safari Books Online (worth it! it has a lot of great books!).
Some great books:
- It doesn't have to be crazy at work
- Effective engineer
- The manager's path
- The subtle art of not giving a fuck
Netflix is the least productive but sometimes I got bored and need something fun
Most of the time I listen to Soft Skill Engineering podcast (I'm on episode 70 by the time I write this) because the hosts are funny and it has a lot of good insights in Engineering.
Hope this will help you!