It may come as a surprise to you to learn that commuting on public transport to and from work everyday is thought to be more relaxing than jumping in your car.
According to a survey carried out by the Australian Research Council and Australian National University, during our daily commute we are finding more creative ways to take back time for ourselves.
The Commuting Life Project found that for many of us our journey between work and home is a transitional period that allows us the time to psyche ourselves up for the day ahead, or unwind on the way home.
During this time many people take the time to read, listen to podcasts or simply daydream.
However, this research does not deny that commuting can at times become stressful. After all, public transport is usually subject to delays, cancellations and worst of all, crowds.
In spite of this, the new research suggests that commuters have considerable initiative when it comes to stressful situations that arise during their journey.