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How to Stick to Your New Year Resolutions

Pinky Advani
Pinky Advani January 1, 2019 Pinky Advani is a Senior Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners. She has been living a car-lite lifestyle for 15 years and currently rides the Metro each day to work.
ATP Takeaway: New Year resolutions don’t have to be hard. We hash out some of the most common goals and how you can incorporate them throughout the year.

For most people, a new year resolution involves changing a habit, reaching a milestone, or improving overall life. These goals tend to move on track in January and February but soon enough, things slip through the cracks until we restart the same goals the next year.

Not anymore! Below are some new year resolution ideas that can be incorporated in your daily schedule and keep you on track.

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Be Active

Losing weight or getting in shape is one of the most common new year resolutions. Incorporating a little exercise on your daily commute is a great way to stay active. Biking or running to work is a nice way to get in a little bit of cardio.

Bonus tip: Most office buildings in Arlington provide shower access to encourage active commuters.

Reduce Stress

Being stuck behind the wheel is the leading cause for mental and physical stress. It affects your mood and daily productivity. Riding public transit helps to reduce stress. Enjoy your time on transit by listening to music or catching up on the free Express newspaper.

Bonus tip: If you live 12 to 15 miles or more from your office, Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) can assist you with vanpooling as a new commute option.

Save Money

We all want to save money to travel, to try new restaurants, or to take on a new hobby. Riding public transit can help you save money. You can use the pre-tax transit benefit towards Metrorail, buses, and vanpooling. Take advantage of the transit benefits offered by your employer and if your employer is not offering one, contact us and we’ll help.

Read More Often

The act of reading improves focus, vocabulary, creativity, and more—the advantages are endless yet sometimes it takes forever to finish a book. Instead of driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic, switching your commute to public transit can help you catch up on your reading list.

Bonus tip: We #ATPfam are bookworms for this reason, so be sure to check out our Best Commute Reads of 2018.

Start Now

You’re halfway there if you just begin. Whether you’re looking for active commuting tips, want to join a vanpool, or need commute planning assistance, ATP has got you covered.

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