A List of Things You Can Do Instead of Waiting in Traffic

by Mathew S. Chan for TravelBook.ph   |  Apr 8, 2016
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Traffic is a big issue in the country, and it will only get worse before getting better. On a daily basis, you can find yourself waiting in traffic for about 3-6 hours, and those are hours of your life you can never get back. If not for the major traffic, you could be doing so much like spending time with friends and family or even getting more sleep. Here are 4 things you could be doing if heavy traffic didn't exist.

  1. You could be sleeping at home.

    Because of the worsening traffic, you are forced to wake up earlier so that you can leave earlier and avoid the traffic. The only problem is that everyone else is doing it, so it becomes pointless. Because of this, the number of hours you sleep is cut down considerably. Of course, you could choose to take a nap en route to school, but without the intense traffic, you could still be sleeping in the comfort of your own bed, getting in at least two more hours, which could really help you get through the day.

  2. You could be spending time with family.

    The only thing worse than morning traffic is the afternoon and early evening traffic. No matter how we try to avoid the traffic, it is always there, just looming. Because of this, you find yourself having less time to spend with your family.

  3. You could be watching two movies.

    Imagine how many movies you could have watched if it weren't for the traffic. Those two unnecessary hours on the road could have led you to an earlier screening of a movie in the theater, thus allowing you to go home earlier (or do other things) after the movie finishes. You could probably go on a movie marathon during rush hour traffic. Just use your mobile or get a small TV for your car to help pass the time.

  4. You could be eating.

    Getting stuck in traffic can also cost you your mealtimes. Instead of starving inside your car, you could be having a nice lunch or dinner at a fancy new restaurant you've wanted to try. But because of the delay, by the time you get there, any of these is possible: your reservation was let go, the place is closed, or the line is too long for waiting.

Read the full article, 7 Things You Could Be Doing Instead of Waiting in Traffic, on TravelBook.ph.

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