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The rise of the fake commute

by John Saunders
10th May 21 2:30 pm

It’s been over a year since many of us have been in the workplace, especially those who work in offices and as well as missing coworkers, tea rounds and escaping the home for a while, it seems we also miss the commute!

According to research undertaken by Hunts Office 64.71% of commuters living in London miss the daily commute. Respondents said that on average their commute lasts between 15 to 45 minutes and most respondents missed having some ‘me’ time to unwind after a hard day’s work and listening to music the most.

If you are with the 64.71% of respondents in London and are looking forward to commuting once again then here are some creative ways to recreate the experience from home.

Play that funky music

A favourite activity amongst commuters is listening to music and this can be easily replicated in the home, also you can add a few moves which isn’t always practical when commuting!

Carve some time in after a day’s work to simply chill and recharge by listening to your favourite playlist or listening to the latest music. Try getting out of the home too by going for a run or walk whilst your favourite tunes are playing.

Keep pedalling

The data also revealed that 17.50% of UK respondents cycle to work and for many people, this was their main form of exercise, and this doesn’t have to stop. No matter where you live try and find your nearest cycle route. If living in a city, try cycling to a local park or somewhere you can escape the hustle and bustle. If in the countryside, cycle routes are probably easier to find, as long as it’s not all muddy fields.

You can even test yourself by trying harder routes as time goes by, search for routes with hills and different terrain – as long as you have the wheels for it!

It’s a family affair

For some, the pandemic may mean that everything must be experienced by the whole family and the good news is you can still replicate a commute with your loved ones.

Children enjoy walking, cycling and listening to music and therefore you can involve everyone in your fake commute, especially if you are one of the 22% of total UK respondents who miss chatting to someone. Taking a trip outdoors or playing music can inspire conversation whilst making cherished memories.

We hope this has inspired you to take a fake commute to either spend time with family or take time for yourself. Share your ideas and commute experiences using #MyFakeCommute

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