5 Fun Things to do while stuck in Traffic

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Enjoying the Little Things in Life

Life nowadays is so fast-paced. We get most of the things we need instantly—from friends’ status updates, to the latest currency conversions, the latest news, and so on—with just a mere click, swipe, or tap of a finger. It is with this lifestyle, however, that’s making us people…a bit impatient and hot-headed sometimes.

Makati Traffic  Street photos from the Manila National Capital Region.
Makati Traffic Jam Photo credit: brdavid / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

We get irritated easily when some things don’t go fast as we want them to…such as the flow of traffic! Who doesn’t hate it when we get stuck in traffic? Of course, everyone hates that! But why don’t we all set back, relax, and cool down, with these 5 silly, but nevertheless enjoyable things to do, while stuck in traffic:

1. Watch your favorite TV shows and movies on iFlix

Watch Movies and TV Shows via iFlix
Watch Movies and TV Shows via iFlix

Okay. So you’re stuck in traffic, and you know that it’s probably going to take at least 30 minutes before you get to the next stop. Don’t get impatient. Don’t go all snobby on your fellow passengers. Instead, spend it watching your favorite movie! Spend that 30 minutes entertaining yourself, rather than stressing over the traffic!

2. Record your own DubSmash

Record your very own DubSmash
Record your very own DubSmash

You can make your own ridiculous but hilarious, dubbed video-clips, too. Of course, this is most advisable when you’re in your own vehicle, with no one else is around to see your shameful state. But, if you think you can do it inside a public utility vehicle, then, why not? At least you’re making someone else laugh!

3. Create a SnapChat video

Record the traffic jam using Snapchat
Record the traffic jam using Snapchat

Aside from being stressful, getting stuck in traffic is also boring. What can you do to kill boredom? Shoot a funny video and share it to your friends. Don’t worry about looking too ridiculous; SnapChat videos disappear after they’re played (thus ‘snap’)… that’s unless someone cleverly takes a screen shot of your funny moment to laugh at you for the rest of the week. That’s an entirely different matter.

4. Listen to music in Spinnr

Listen to your favorite music via SPINNR
Listen to your favorite music via SPINNR

Soothe your ears with pleasing melody, or release your stress through the drums and electric guitars. Spinnr offers a vast array of songs to choose from, and, if you’re in the mood, you can also dance along to the funky tunes.

5. Try Skype Qik

Try Skype Qik App
Try Skype Qik App

You think sending SMS to your friends and loved ones is enough to rid yourself of that stress and boredom traffic causes? Well, think again. Skype Qik is a new mobile messenger that allows its users to send messages to friends and loved ones in the form of short videos.

There are a multitude of ways to spend your time while getting unfortunately stuck in traffic. Just be creative! What matters is that you start your day right, without ruining other peoples’ day as well. All these you can do—sheer entertainment in your hand—with http://smart.com.ph/pages/smartlife.

Be it music, movies, news, or just about anything you can ask for, SmartLife offers you the things that make your life convenient, and happy. Be happy, and make others happy as well. Live SmartLife.

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