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3 Mostly Fun Ways to Beat the Commute

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By William Vogeler, Esq. on August 23, 2018 4:30 PM

Google will tell you there's no way around the commute. It's a lie.

There are at least seven ways to Sunday to get to work faster and better, but you'll only need three. It's about getting into a groove, using time wisely, and driving like a bat out of ...

Hello. Here are three top ways lawyers can beat the traffic and have fun while doing it:

In the Groove

You don't have to be a child of the 60s to know what it means to get in a groove. It's a good metaphor for commuters, too, because back in the really old days cars literally had to carve through the mud to make their own roads.

Nowadays, your smartphone can chart the most efficient course and start your rock and roll, too. If you don't have a digital navigator on your device, there are at least five apps for that.

Use Time Wisely

Of course, you could avoid traffic entirely by working remotely. Appearing by phone works in some courts, too, but what fun is that when the road is calling to you?

In any case, you can use that drive time wisely by appropriate multi-tasking. Hands-free phone calls, digitally-assisted dictation or audio-learning good; texting while driving, bad. Also, you can keep up-to-date on the law by listening to a legal podcast, such as FindLaw's Five Cases in Five Minutes Podcast.

Drive Like a Bat

Commuting is nobody's favorite pastime, but at least it can be fun. For example, what better excuse to spend a bonus on a convertible or a sports car?

Imagine the thrill of driving as the world fades away in the rear-view mirror. (It looks best when you're leaving work, by the way.) As Raul Julia said:

"And now my friend, the first rule of Italian driving. What's behind me is not important."

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