Stephen: A fake commute may be good for remote workers
Written by Stephen Lethbridge on February 8, 2023
Many of us dread the morning commute, but the trek may have mental health benefits. A study from Wayne State and Rutgers University found commuting creates “liminal space.” This lets your brain shut off and recharge. These recharges help prevent burnout.
“Longer commutes might give people more time to detach and recover” with music and podcasts, researchers said. However, this benefit only applies to non-stressful commutes. If you’re a remote worker, consider a fake commute, like a short walk at the beginning and end of the workday. Taking a scenic route to avoid tense traffic might also be helpful for in-person workers.