Commuter Tips #1: Consider Carpooling
Uber isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely worth considering. And it’s good for the health of the planet, of course! On the one hand, Dr. Koslowksy’s research finds that car-sharing can reduce stress, both in terms of the “giving up” of control and in terms of the social interaction that occurs. But if you’re an introvert who prefers a quiet commute so you can read, think or listen to music, then car sharing with people who expect more conversation could just stress you more. The bottom line: if you’re an out-going people person, try the car-share. If you’re an introvert, stick to your usual mode of transport.