A lot of people tend to get somewhat annoyed by the fact that their daily commute takes so much time out of their day, but because of the fact that this is a necessary evil in order for them to make a living, they often think nothing of it (except for those times when they find themselves complaining!), but one thing you should realize is that your commute does not have to be a waste of time – and here are a few things you can do in order to make this the case.Learn on the drive: There are a lot of ways by which you can learn while simply listening to something; for instance, you could play a nonfiction audiobook on a subject of interest to you, or you can listen to a radio station such as NPR, or you can even pop in a language-learning audiobook to start picking up a new language! Relax on the drive: If you have a wife/husband and children at home, there is a good chance you spend a lot of time around noise, noise, and more noise, but your daily commute is one of the few times when you will be able to have some quiet; rather than letting this quiet go to waste, use it to have some "you" time – drinking tea, listening to a fiction audiobook, or even just enjoying the silence. Leave early and come back late: Finally, you may want to consider leaving earlier for your job than you "have to," or coming home a bit later than is necessary; if you have a job that is flexible in this way – requiring you to simply get 40 hours in, but allowing you to do this with some flexibility, you can shorten your commute time by beating rush hour traffic both ways! Sure, it will still be necessary for you to commute in order to travel to and from work – but with these tips in mind, you will at least be able to make this commute a lot more enjoyable and productive!