Three suggestions for effective use of commuting time. Let's study efficiently using the voice reading software
Jan. 17, 2021
Anyone who goes to work from home to the office has commuting time.
Each person has different ways of utilizing commuting time.
However, not many people are making effective use of it, and it is also a difficult time to utilize.
People who commute by train may not always be able to sit.
Many people commute to work while standing, and sometimes they need to change trains.
People who commute by car drive aside when they do anything other than driving. It is a fine violation.
Of course, you have to stay focused on driving.
In such a situation, it is difficult to make effective use of time.
Ondoku was going to school by train when she was a student.
I usually slept on the train.
When you become a member of society and drive to work, you just drive.
I couldn't make effective use of my time at all.
However, life can change dramatically just by changing how you use this commute time.
Average commuting time for people working in the Tokyo metropolitan area
According to the survey result of the Metropolitan Office Workers Survey 2019 by XYMAX Real Estate Institute, Inc. , the average commuting time to office in the Tokyo metropolitan area is 49 minutes each way .
For example , if the commuting time per day is "49 minutes x 2 = 98 minutes (1 hour 38 minutes)" , the commuting time in one month is about 33 hours .
It is 396 hours of commuting time per year .
In terms of days, 16.5 days a year are used only for commuting.
Is there any way to make effective use of this commuting time?
There are various ways to spend commuting time
There are really various ways to spend commuting time.
For example, if you are a train commuter
- Watching movies and dramas,
- Checking the news,
- Playing smartphone games,
And so on, people really have a lot of different ways to spend time.
Suggestions for effective use of commuting time
Effective use of commuting time has the potential to make a dramatic difference in your life.
Because there are more commuting hours than you think.
If you make good use of this time, your life may be enriched.
- Studying qualifications,
- Listening to audiobooks,
- Listening to news and blogs,
Being able to study and acquire qualifications can broaden your life choices such as salary increases and job changes.
Bookkeeping, for example.
- It is said that about 50 hours of study time is required for bookkeeping level 3.
- It is said that about 100 hours of study time is required for bookkeeping Level 2.
This means that studying bookkeeping Level 3 takes 1.5 months of commuting time.
In addition, if you are in bookkeeping Level 2, you can study by using 3 months of commuting time.
Listening to audiobooks
"I want to read, but I can't open a book while commuting."
"It's not an environment where you can read books intensively"
I would like to suggest audio books to those who want to read.
For reading, you can listen to the contents of the book just by listening by using the "audio book".
Audiobooks are services that read books.
How to enjoy a new book different from silent reading.
There are various genres of audiobooks, and you want to read them! You will surely find a book that you like.
Also, even if you are not good at reading books, audiobooks are just like listening to reading, so it's a different feeling from reading books.
There is no doubt that it will be an opportunity to enjoy the book.
Listening to news and blogs
The net news and blogs you read every day can be "listened" and enjoyed like an audiobook.
The method is very easy.
I use a voice-reading software.
It is a text-to-speech software that simply reads the text you want and reads it out smoothly.
Any text will be read aloud, so you can use it when you feel that "quiet reading is a hassle" other than commuting time.
It's more convenient and addictive than I thought it would be.
Utilize commuting time that suits you
This time I made a new proposal to make effective use of commuting time.
If you find a way to use it that suits you, it will add color to your boring travel time.
You may find a "new self" by doing something else, rather than just killing time.
If you've never read a book and aren't interested in news, why not try the service once?
You may discover something surprising!
I would be happy if this could give you a hint a little bit.
"Ondoku" is a Text-to-Speech service that anyone can use for free without installation. You can also use an extension ( Ondoku3-ChatGPT ) that allows you to talk with ChatGPT for free.