Favourite Things to Do on my Commute

As you probably all know, I'm a commuter. No, I do not wear a sweat-stained suit, live in the suburbs, read the Evening Standard and glance at my Apple Watch all the time on the train (okay maybe that last one). But, I do spend about 2 hours of my day, 5 days a week, on a packed train with fellow grumpy people. And, well, how do I phrase this lightly? It's best to distract yourself. Whatever way you can, really. So, here are my favourite things to do on my commute!

Listen to a podcast

One of my favourite things to do, you'll catch me literally laughing out loud to 'My Dad Wrote a Porno' or catching up on current affairs with 'The High Low'. Catch my favourite podcasts on a previous blog post I wrote here, with one for every occasion.

Read a book

Ah, the classic. The wifi on the tube is notoriously crap, so having a good old fashioned paper book is an excellent means of entertainment. I absolutely love reading, and frequently post about book reccs, like here and here. I love a good, gripping novel to while away the sweaty, cramped minutes on the train.


This I find passes the time the fastest but I have to be in a certain mood for it. It's an incredibly productive thing to do, to get some 'work' done (I call it work but it doesn't really feel like it). But, if I'm not in the mood, content ends up being subpar or half finished. If, I am in the mood, I can get some real stuff done, as my commute is basically the whole length of the Central Line.

Watch Netflix

This ones more for hangovers. When you can't be arsed with anything and need a bit of a laugh. Netflix has an amazing array of shows to download, from cringey but hilarious Benidorm (my guilty pleasure) to a classic like Friends and even binge-worthy Stranger Things. The only thing is, I can't help but feel a wee bit awkward when a sex scene comes on and someone's looking over my shoulder.... I guess it serves them right for invading my privacy?


I. Love. A. Good. Sudoku. They're addictive and great for keeping your mind awake on what would otherwise be a mind-numbing journey.

C x


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