Rush hour traffic. Ahhh, it's the bane of every office worker's existence. Whether it's by planes, trains, or automobiles, commuting bites. After all, who doesn't love being stuck in a small space, moving along an inch an hour?
Well, if you had a telecommuting job, you wouldn't have to deal with commuting, rush hour traffic, and all the other fun things that go along with an office job.
Because we all work from home every day, the team at FlexJobs came up with 21 things you could potentially be doing if you weren't stuck in rush hour traffic.
1) Make friends with your alarm clock. This love/hate thing you have with it has to end.
2) Sleep. That is all.
3) Actually talk to your kids instead of barking orders at them so you can get out the door faster in the morning. You won’t win Mother of the Year that way.
4) Learn to let go of road rage. Because a beet-red face and bulging neck veins is just not a cute look for anyone.
5) Unmemorize the words to “Problem” which seems to be playing every 6 seconds on the radio.
6) Make plans with all those friends you used to have, before you got sucked into the vicious commute-work-commute cycle.
7) Sleep some more.
8) Start (or finish) writing The Great American Novel.
9) Exercise for an hour daily. Well, let’s not get crazy. Getting up from the couch a few times will do for starters.
10) Do all the chores that you get stuck doing on the weekend (like food shopping and cleaning your house) because you have no time during the week.
11) Have a decent hair day because you didn’t pull it out from the stress of getting cut off on the highway for the 5th time in ten minutes.
12) Start your workday earlier—and finally finish your work on time. So this is what feeling productive feels like!
13) Enjoy an eye twitch-free day.
14) Greet your sweetie with a home-cooked meal, and not a bucket of chicken..
15) Snap the ultimate selfie to post on your Facebook page.
16) Eat breakfast and/or dinner like a normal person, instead of cramming fast food down your throat and tossing the wrappers into the backseat.
17) Finally fold your laundry—instead of digging into the clean basket (and sometimes the dirty one) to find something not too wrinkled (and somewhat freshly-scented) to wear to work.
18) Take your pooch for a decent walk instead of letting her do her doggy business in the backyard.
19) Catch up on all the Orange is the New Black/Downton Abbey/Breaking Bad episodes you never got around to watching but lied and said that you did anyway.
20) Sleep some more, because, really, there is no such thing as too many zzzz’s.
21) Make all your friends jealous because you work from home and they don’t.
Office jobs and rush hour traffic tend to go hand in hand. So the next time you're sitting stuck in a train/car/runway tarmac for no apparent reason, consider finding a telecommuting job—and say sayonara to rush hour traffic and hello to a happier workday.