Changing Your Reference Point Can Drastically Improve Your Commute

Don’t settle for “car-maggedon” when you can ditch the traffic and find a better commute. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The average commute to work in the US is about half an hour (26.9 minutes to be exact, according to the US Census Bureau), and is getting longer every year. To make matters worse, the majority of commuters — 57% of us — leave home right when traffic is heaviest. It’s likely no surprise that commuting in traffic is not an experience that people find delightful.