While talking to a friend online about podcasts, in the back of my mind I was thinking that I don’t get to listen to them as much as I used to because I don’t spend as much time communiting in my car as I used to. I loved going through This American Life, or Leo Lappart’s TWIT, or RadioLab while driving. I would drive down to Connecticut or New York and get nearly about 2 hours of solid listening in, going just one way.
However, working from home has me without all that driving time.
Instead, I can arrive at work within moments in the morning, and parachute out of it to land at the dinner table in a snap in the evening. The commute time has tantamount to have been made to be gone.
And then, while talking to my friend, I asked him how his working-from-home life has effected his podcast listening time… asking him when he might get in his podcasts… And it hit me. I could re-establish my commute time.
Working from home, I’ve often felt that I should get out and take more walks more frequently throughout the week. I even dreamed that maybe I could do it twice a day. But, I was concerned about the time that it would take.
However, I’ve been missing my podcast listening time because I haven’t had a regular commute.
What if I just considered a 30-min walk each morning as daily morning commute? It would be healthy. It would be stimulating. And I could listen to podcasts the entire time.
I’m sure to many people, this is a no brainer. I probably have friends who are doing this all the time. I’m probably late to the party. But, that doesn’t mean that I can’t start enjoying it now!