Been commuting for nearly a year now. Unfortunately, I am self employed so therefore the funding employer is myself…
It is difficult. I’m about 1 hour 20 minutes each way. Long time out of your day.
But I’ve tried to change my outlook on it and view it as down time, or time to get my brain going before I arrive at work. Podcasts and doing sudoku in the paper is my current past time. I used to write a lot of my Medium pieces on the train too.
I think if you view it negatively (which I understand) it does make the process harder.
I think to me, it’s the cost that is brutal. For an unreliable, over-cramped service, 3% price rises every year is disgusting. I think commuters would find it easier to deal with if prices were fair and reflected their earnings!