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How To Make The Most of Your DoorDashing Time

Regardless of the service you drive for, these tips will help you make the most of the hours in your car

As a part-time Instacart and DoorDash driver, I’ve spent countless hours in my car just driving from one place to another. Initially, it was nice to get the headspace to just think and listen to music but after a while, the job gets kind of repetitive and there may be other goals you want to achieve. I understand needing to maintain the job and hours to keep the bills paid, so here are some suggestions to help you inch closer to those other goals in your life. All of these activities are based on the assumption that you’re comfortable with listening to different forms of audio when you’re driving. Please stay safe and focused while your drive!

If you want to maintain and grow relationships in your life,

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that friends and family are extremely crucial in our lives. Use the time in your car to catch up with your friends or family, give your grandparents a long call, or reconnect with old friends you haven’t reached out to in a while. People don’t get calls all too often anymore so I’m sure it’ll be a pleasant surprise for whoever you choose to dial up!

If you want to learn a new language,

I 100% understand the anxiety around learning a new language, particularly when it comes to speaking it. In this case, the time alone in your car may be incredibly beneficial in your learning journey. Find audiobooks or language podcasts to listen to and repeat to yourself as you drive.

If you want to just learn in general,

Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts! There are so many out there now that you can literally learn more about anything you’d like! Instead of music, take a stab at a podcast every once in a while. You’d be surprised at how much content you can cover in even just an hour!

If you want to read more,

I used to be so biased against audiobooks but recently I’ve been listening to James Clear’s Atomic Habits and it’s one of the best car ride listens yet! I don’t recommend it for books that you know it’s crucial to understand every single line because you’re not going to be able to tune in 100%, but it definitely will be a good past time for those that are a little easier to read (or in this case, listen to)



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