Nice hack. It works nicely for you. Mine is different. I cycle to work so instead of an hour traffic I get 30 minutes of exercise, work on my zen, listen to podcasts and arrive refreshed at work. The beauty is if I leave 5min late, I arrive 5 min late — no stress.
After work I rush out the office but rather take my time, use the quiet time to focus on my studies. I like the idea of stopping at the library to work on a project, and now got me wondering where I can learn/practice an instrument