Commuting. The mere word strikes a sense of dread into the hearts of many. Unless you work from home, you have to find a way to reach your place of work. Commuting sets the tone and pace for the rest of the work day and can have negative effects on physical and mental health, such as increasing blood pressure and blood sugar, and increasing risk of depression, anxiety, and social isolation (Zamon, 2015).
Have you ever been stuck in traffic? Crammed yourself onto a train that already looked like it was over capacity? Arrived half an hour late to work despite leaving half an hour early? Unfortunately, these are all issues that many of us can relate to and you guessed it... it leads to more stress in the workplace!