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The New Year’s resolutions every commuter should make

Clarkes of London Commuter New Years Resolutions

It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn to what the next 12 months will bring. If you’re determined to make 2018 better than 2017, the chances are you’ve got a few New Year’s resolutions up your sleeve.

For those who commute into work each day, this is one area that can be easily improved. Want to know how? Here are the resolutions to be considering:

Leave on time

Some people are late by the same amount of time every day or can be seen rushing down the street on four mornings out of five. Sound familiar? Set your alarm for ten minutes earlier or resist the urge to hit snooze and you’ll find your day gets off on the right foot.

Take up a new hobby

There may be no time in the evening to do the activities that you’ve always dreamed of, so add them to your commute. From learning to knit to teaching yourself a foreign language, there’s no reason why you can’t do these things on your way to work.

Swap up your commute

Resolve to make 2018 the year that you stop commuting by Tube or train and opt for a coach service instead. Not only will you find it more reliable, but you’ll have a guaranteed seat every day and soon a consistent Wi-Fi signal to help you learn that language.

Always put your season ticket, phone and keys in the same place

The morning rush is always more stressful when you can’t remember where you left vital things for the day. These are most commonly your season ticket for your commute, your phone, probably your wallet and nearly always your keys. Put a bowl in place to drop these into every day and make it your resolution to use it.

Greet your fellow passengers

Not a morning person? Who is? Taking the time to say a quick hello to the people around you will make your commute and that of others far more enjoyable. On wet January days in the UK it can be tough, but start the year as you mean to go on.

Ditch plastic water bottles

It’s always good to have a bottle of water in your bag for your commute, but think about the environment when throwing plastic bottles away all the time. Cut down on your plastic use by investing in a reusable bottle and then resolve to fill it up before leaving the house or office each day.


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