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The last word on… Being a happier commuter

Oliver Burkeman helps us find peace, and even satisfaction, in the daily grind of getting to and from our place of work

Psychologists and workers agree that commuting is a trial, especially for the one in 10 Brits who has to travel for two or more hours every day. Besides being linked to poorer health and an increased chance of divorce, because of the unpredictable nature of commuting, say researchers, it’s a particularly stressful activity. But there are ways to make it bearable, and even quite enjoyable. The key, surprisingly, is to stop trying to ‘check out’ of the experience, and turn towards it instead.

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