Traffic jams drive us crazy? Think again.

Are you stuck in bumper to bumper traffic? Again. What a waste of your precious time eh? Well, the truth is whether you like it or not it’s happening anyway. Why not make the most out of it?  Between all the work in the office and friends and family, you’re probably wondering “What about me”. What about time for yourself? Well, get stuck in traffic. The perfect solution.

Here’s some ways to make the most out of traffic:

TAKE IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Traffic is the perfect excuse to unashamedly stare at people passing by. Watch out for mothers scolding sulking kids and let your imagination run wild with the scenario. Also, depending on what amuses you, nose picking and open-mouthed sleeping are only a few sources of entertainment.

CATCH UP ON YOUR READING

Blessed is our generation for technology has come far. Sit back with your eyes on the road while audiobooks, talkshows and podcasts enlighten you.

CALL YOUR MUM

Plug in the Bluetooth , make the call. Regardless of whether you want to go on a rant for half an hour, need a boost of self-esteem or just someone to talk to, she will be more than happy to oblige. To top it off, she’s happy to hear from you.

BRUSH UP ON YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS

Who cares if you’ve got a big speech coming up or not. It’s always great to know what you sound like. Take a few minutes to scrutinize the last conversation you had with someone or record your self talking for at least 2 minutes straight.

IF I WAS…

Observe the almost millions of Dirhams worth of billboard ads around you. If you were the creative behind them, how would you do it differently?

TO-DO LIST

Chances are that you have hundreds of trivial yet noteworthy things to do that you haven’t gotten around to. List them all out with dates beside them – grocery shopping, short term goals, long term goals etc. Best part is, these lists will haunt you everyday to and from work resulting in getting things done. Eventually.

MEDITATE

No need for closed eyes and crossed legs. Simply put away your phone and focus on the present – your surroundings and senses. You even have the perfect excuse for being disconnected from calls, emails and messages – You were driving.

Who knows, you might even start looking forward to those hours that you first thought were pure torture…