Sometimes you’re in a situation where you need to travel long distances on a daily basis. That can suck.
But it doesn’t have to! While there’s nothing wrong with listening to some sweet tunes and zoning out for a little while, I like to keep myself at least somewhat productive (directly or indirectly) when I can. That also means using my otherwise repetitive time in busses or trains effectively. I’ve listened to audiobooks, follows language courses, done programming. And it all makes boring rides seem like less of a chore and more of an opportunity.
It’s also very possible to just entertain yourself, do non-productive things. You can then turn that around and say, “I do it now so I won’t later”, freeing up more time later in your day for non-entertainment activities. Because hey, travel time was more or less free time anyway, why not move anything into it?
For those driving their own cars, I mentioned audiobooks. Though I’d recommend some light reading instead of heavy material, so you can get away with not being a hundred percent focussed on it all the time. Gotta pay attention to the road!
And in case it’s been a long day, or will become one, napping’s an option if you can.