Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include learning a new language/skill, reading more books, and writing more regularly. These are all resolutions that a smart commute can help assist you with, but require a lot of extra time.
Starting and sticking with a resolution is difficult, and many fail because they look at the big picture and not a short-term plan. Let’s look at an example: reading one new book a month. Many would start with the “fun” part: shopping for books! But the most important part of keeping a resolution is asking solution-oriented questions to achieve your goals. For example, how many pages a day would I need to read to finish the book in time? How much time per day would that take? and When will I set aside time every day to read?
Many people hit a road block with that last question. We all live jam-packed lives, where exactly do you think you’ll find an extra hour a day to read? This is where transit comes in. With a bus, carpool, or vanpool commute, you not only would avoid the stress of dealing with traffic, you would also be able to sit back and enjoy your book.
Many of our bus and vanpool users claim that this is the best part of their smart commute: a little extra time each day to relax, catch up on emails, or read. We even know a few riders who spend their bus trip knitting! We think your smart commute would be a great time to listen to a podcast or audiobook, read a how-to guide, or even write your own book!
What would you do with a little extra time?
GoTriangle thinks 2017 is the year your commute changes. Learn more about New Year, New Commute at gotriangle.org/newyear and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #NewYearNewCommute.