How to Stay Calm on Your Commute

How to Stay Calm on Your Commute

The hustle and bustle of the tube can send the calmest person into a rage. However if you are like me it’s part of your every day life to get into town for work.

The worst thing you can do is fight against it, you need to embrace your comment. Here are some top tips to stay calm on your commute:

1. Smile at Strangers

My first tip is to smile, it’s amazing how much you can make someones day if you smile at them. It breaks down that barrier of feeling separate to everyone around you. If you smile at someone they’re more likely to smile at another person and make someone else day! How great would it be if you got on the train and everyone was grinning?!

 

2. Belly Breathe

One of my best friends avoids rush hour as she gets panic attacks. I think we can all sympathise with this, pushed up against strangers isn’t the best way to start your day. Instead don’t focus on how little space you have but focus on your breath. Feel as you breathe in your belly rises and as you breathe out your belly falls, breathe in for 4 counts and out for 6. This will make you feel calmer in the moment.

 

3. Read

A great book can make the journey wiz by! Avoid just aimlessly looking through Instagram and expand your mind. I just read a rather naughty Jackie Collins book which awesome and made my train trips so much fun.

 

4. Meditate

Meditation is amazing on trains especially if your lucky enough to get a seat. Plug into my de-stress meditation or close your eyes place your hands on your knees and repeat to yourself as you inhale in let and as you exhale go.

Do you have any tips for a healthy and happy commute? leave them below…

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