I used my commute to read, and focused on reading other people’s stories (fiction or non-) rather than the non-fiction self-improvement shlock I usually force myself to dredge through.
1. Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
3. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
4. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
5. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
7. The Color of Water, by James McBride
8. Breathing Lessons, by Anne Tyler
9. The Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks
10. Traveling Mercies, by Anne Tyler
1. True Love & Homegrown Tomatoes, by Julie Carron
2. Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education, by Michael Pollan
3. Depression Is Contagious, by Michael Yapko
4. Do One Thing Different, by Bill O’Hanlon
5. The Pillars of the Earth, by Follett, Ken
6. The Gift of The Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
7. The Slippery Year, by Melanie Gideon
8. Half Assed, A Weight Loss Memoir, By Jennette Fulda
9. When you Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull up a Chair, by Geneen Roth
10. The LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch
I was inspired by this article to create a treadmill workstation for my work at home fridays. My friend gave me an old treadmill, And rather than spend a $1,000 for a custom workstation, i just placed a piece of shelving on top of the rails to hold my laptop.
Walking while i work also helps keep me focused on my work.