A Harsh Reality of the Commute Life

I was browsing Facebook on a rainy, lazy Sunday morning when I came across this artwork by Kera Animations. There were lots of comments on the post and I realized, oh no, it’s not only a personal thing. A lot of people feel the same way, too.

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Living hours, kilometers, and cities away from work is tough. I go through intense traffic every single day going to work and heading back, and I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this.

When I wake up in the morning, I sometimes have this “game!” attitude. I’m looking forward to being productive and I know for a fact, within myself, that I have the energy to face the day’s challenges.

What happens, though, as soon as I get to work?

I am drained. Nearly the entire enthusiasm I felt when I woke up had been sucked out of my system. Why? Because I spent a minimum of 2 hours out on the road in a jam-packed UV Express, struggling to get to the office on time.

It’s the same when I head back home. I want to do other things not involving work. I want to read a book, chill for a while, watch a few episodes, or even write leisurely like I used to do, but all of those simple pleasures turn to dust. The reality is that, when I get home, I just want to collapse on the bed and fall asleep. So much for wanting to do other productive and relaxing things. Once again, my commute drained the energy out of me.

Sigh. What a commute life. Goodbye, 4-6 hours (or even more, sometimes!) wasted every day on the road.

Do you think something can be done about this? Tell us about your commute struggles, too!

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