It can be difficult to drown out all the noise that surrounds you while commuting – the honking of impatient drivers, the loud and constant chatter of a crowd – all this can easily add to your anxiety levels. While you may not be able to silence your environment, you can work on giving your mind some peace. Meditating isn’t just about chanting mantras, it can be as simple as breathing exercises to help soothe your body and mind. You can begin by clearing your mind, focusing on your breathing, using your imagination to place yourself in a place you feel at peace at, and tuning into a peaceful playlist to help you concentrate.
You can also try to take control of your thoughts by thinking of positive things that you look forward to or that have already happened during the day. Inculcating a habit of positive thinking or gratitude daily helps to get you in a positive frame of mind to take on the day. When you carry over the calm, positive mood from your commute to the rest of your day, it can help you come up with rational solutions to any problems that may crop up.