When you move from a city where the average travel time is normally 40 minutes or less, moving to Sydney can often be a game changer. In Sydney, ‘down the road’ can often mean a thirty to forty-minute or more drive when travelling to work.
Moving from little Auckland in New Zealand to Sydney really opened my eyes to the importance of where you live and travelling to work regardless of whether you drive or take public transport.
9 in 10 Australians spend more than 90 minutes a day commuting. In an address to the annual State of the Nation conference hosted by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten referred to an estimate that traffic congestion would cost the Australian economy $53 billion by 2031. He stated that the distance between where Australians live and work was growing fast and this was affecting the quality of life and the amount of time families spent with each other.
We all know the importance of sleep and without a good night’s sleep you will not be able to reach your full potential at work. Therefore, I would suggest organising a daily schedule that will be reasonable for an everyday 10-12 hour day.