5 Tips for Long Solo Car Rides

Tips for Long Solo Car Rides

As you pass a Black Tie Moving truck on the freeway, you can’t help but wish you weren’t so bored on your solo car ride. With 6 more hours to go, you aren’t sure how you’ll make it.

Fret not, we’ve offered some tips to make your next long solo car ride more pleasurable!

1.  Pick Your Playlist

There’s no better way to make time fly than jamming out to some of your favorite tunes. If you’re on a long car ride, you don’t want to rely on the radio for this. Who knows when you’ll lose connection in the middle of one of your favorite songs.

Instead, go into your solo car ride prepared with a fine-tuned playlist that will ensure an upbeat and entertaining ride. There are plenty of free streaming services like Spotify that allow you to create your personal playlists!

2.  Podcasts

Podcasts have become all the rage over the last few years. There are over 2 million podcasts worldwide to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that piques your interest!

Before your trip, take some time to peruse sites like Spotify and YouTube for what podcasts they have available. You’ll want to make sure you pick a few different options in case you come to find out you don’t enjoy one the way you expected to. (Always best to plan for the worst case scenario!)

3.  Audio Books

Audible is a great resource when it comes to audio books. If you’re an avid reader, this doesn’t need to stop just because you’re behind the wheel. Instead, you can have some of your very favorite books read to you as you’re cruising down the highway.

You may want to choose a book you’ve read before or possibly the newest Colleen Hoover. Either way, like the podcasts, you want to pick your books in advance. You can always switch them up during your drive as well if you’re getting a bit bored with one. Variety is key!

4.  Catch Up with Friends & Family

Have you been meaning to get in touch with your old high school friend? What better time than when you’re in the car with all the availability in the world? You certainly aren’t going anywhere soon, so buckle up and call some friends.

You want to make sure you reach out to a few people before your trip to ensure their availability. There’s no doubt that they would love to catch up with you as well. Pick a few people you haven’t talked to in a while and add them to your car ride phone call list!

5.  Spend Time Reflecting

Any time spent alone is a great opportunity to reflect on how you are feeling. Perhaps you’ve been drained with work lately or stressed about a relationship. Long car rides afford you the opportunity to spend some time reconnecting with yourself.

You could evaluate what could help with any troubles you have been struggling with lately. Take your solitary time as a blessing to get back in tune with yourself!

Article Submitted By Community Writer

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