Magazine article Work & Family Life

Searching for That Long, Unwinding Road?

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Searching for That Long, Unwinding Road?

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People talk about using their commuting time to "decompress" and "shift gears" from work to home. But this is not happening for me. To begin with, the drive itself-25 minutes on a busy highway-requires my full attention. I worry about the traffic and arriving home late. Then, the closer I get to home, the more I start thinking about everything I have to take care of that evening. Any suggestions?

-HJM, Houston, TX

Decompressing techniques depend a lot on the nature of your transportation. Here are some suggestions:

LISTEN to something that calms you: an inspirational lecture, an absorbing book on tape, a symphony or news and music on the radio.

ENJOY the silence. Some people prefer not listening to anything. Driving in silence can be relaxing. …

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