Podcast: Exploring the idea of the digital commute

Digital commute blurred train

Now that the majority of people are working from home, how does the idea of the digital commute come into play?

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

How the absence of a commute has affected people’s daily life and wellbeing

The idea of the digital commute

What my digital commute looks like

Key Takeaways:

A lot of people used the time they spent on a commute to decompress or to gear up and gear down for work.

Beyond just getting to and from work, the time that people spent commuting was an opportunity for them to get their head together as well as decompress.

The digital commute is people creating time for themselves to have the “commute” that they used to have by simulating their journey to work and use it as an opportunity to get some headspace and think and plan ahead.

Action Steps:

Do your own version of the digital commute.

Do things that fit the DOSE principle: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, endorphins.

Reverse the digital commute at the end of the day and do something to decompress, so when you walk back into the house, you feel like you’ve had a bit of distance between work and finishing.

Leanne said:

“Whatever you do, make sure it fits with this principle of DOSE… which is dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, endorphins. Something like human touch, human contact, produces lots of DOSE.”

“Don’t wait for [your employer] to mention the digital commute. This is something you can carve out of your own time or just have the autonomy to carve out of the day.”

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