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It's 7:30 a.m. on a Monday. It's raining. And the subway is uncomfortably crowded.

In fact, it's so crowded that I'm desperately trying to grip the pole with one measly finger, while strategically shielding my nose from the morning breath coming from the man to my right. 

Isn't commuting a pain?

Whether you're traveling 20 minutes or well over an hour, making your way to and from work can take a big toll on your mood. Between traffic jams, unexpected delays, car troubles, and inclement weather conditions, people often find themselves having to get out the door even earlier to account for extra travel time. (If you're not a morning person, this can be seriously stressful.)

So what can you do to reduce commuter-induced stress? The folks at Auto Insurance Center put together the following infographic to help you apply a more mindful approach to your commute. 

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Originally published Mar 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017

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