Maria Suzanne Plana | BravoFilipino.com
The stress caused by long hours on the road is as heavy as the traffic in Manila. Kaya naman kung malapit ng maubos ang iyong pasensya, try these tips on how to enjoy while being stuck on traffic:
Look out for plate numbers
Para hindi ma-bored at para mag-enjoy kahit papaano, try looking out for plate numbers. Most of them form quirky and ‘punny’ words that will give you some laughs throughout your travel time. If none of them makes sense, pwede din namang gawan mo ng sariling meaning.
If you know you will most likely be stuck in traffic, be prepared and bring some reading materials like books or magazine – pwede din namang e-book or if you have internet go to your favorite websites. If you are a student, eto na ang chance mong magreview ng notes na tinulugan mo lang kagabi.
Listen to music
Music is always a good distraction at siyempre mainam na pampatulog. Mag-feeling na nasa teleserye habang nakikinig sa music at nakatitig sa kawalan. Just make sure that it’s not too loud, para iwas dyahe sa kapwa pasahero. Listening to music is also best partnered with reading. With those two combined, magugulat ka na lang kailangan mo na palang pumara.
Playing games while being stuck on traffic is one of the best things to do to past time. If you feel like being stressed during your ride, try mo maglaro. Siguradong dahil sobrang focused mo, makakalimutan mo na ang init ng ulo.
What else is best to do if you are stuck in a heavy traffic – for a long time – aside from sleeping? Wala ata. If you really are growing impatient, matulog ka na lang. We all just need a good a nap sometimes.
Having all of that aside, preparation is key to curve stress while traveling. Heavy traffics is never new in Manila, so leave your house early to save yourself some trouble.