Using rush hour to get smarter
Rush hour can make you smarter. It’s a very interesting concept because most of us detest rush hour.
Information from the Census Bureau reveals that 100 hours a year is spent by Americans commuting. The same analysis of New York reveals that they spend a full 25 percent more time than the national average simply getting to and from work.
So much time is spent in rush hour no wonder we Americans made the name notorious. But commuting, rush hour specifically, with it’s negative image, can make you smarter.
Before we arrive at the details let’s ask ourselves what the average commuter does during rush hour. Well, we’ve all been in long traffic waits on the roadway to work so the answer is easy to come by. The average commuter is either listening to their favorite radio station, on the cell phone, talking with fellow passengers, or being mad at another motorist. Those practices add for a long rush hour.
How can rush hour then make us smarter? Simple. We take the information we would like to learn with us. We do have to use some technology. In bookstores across the country thousands of information from different disciplines exist in the form of audio books. Since most cars are now equipped with either tapes or CD players you can simply pick out whatever you want to learn and play it in your cars CD or tape player during rush hour. By the time you get to your destination you will be smarter than the average commuter who is usually not learning during that time.
So whether you are a nurse, doctor, businessman, lawyer, e.t.c you can indeed be use the time available during rush hour plus advances in technology (your cars CD or tape player) to become a smarter person.
Steps in using rush hour to learn.
1. At the beginning of the year pick out the area/topic you would like to know more about.
2. Find out exactly how much time you spend in rush hour. This will give you an idea of how many trips you need to make to/back from work to listen to the entire material.
3. Purchase the needed audio CDs or audio books online or through a major bookstore. Also purchase special CD holders that snap on to your cars visor.
4. Make copies of the CDs. Keep those copies in your car and keep the originals at home.
5. If you like also purchase a digital recorder to use and record the part of the CD you stopped at.
You can find excellent audio books at most business centers in big cities. Searching the internet for "audio books" will also list major online retailers of downloadable audio content.
Start today and use rush hour to make you smarter.