14 September 2016

It’s great to see so many of the team coming in wearing cycling helmets this morning!

Cycle to work day at UKFast

Some of the team arriving this morning

We’re always big supporters of Cycle to Work Day here at UKFast, but this year we’ve stepped our efforts up a notch. We’re even offering a breakfast to everyone leaving their car at home today.

For those who are lucky enough to own a bicycle and live within cycling distance to work, there really is no excuse not to give it a try at least once. The change might inspire new ideas, energise you for the days ahead and give you new-found confidence.

I’m a creature of habit myself and I understand all too well that the hardest, and perhaps best, part about changing your routine journey to work is breaking a habit. Many of us drive or take public transport, but starting your day in a more active way might actually be something that makes a difference to more than just our waistlines and our wallets.

Sometimes, you need a little push to help you make a change and move you in the right direction. My best ideas have come from trying new things and pushing my boundaries. I believe that stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking risks helps you to make the most of opportunities and look at them from a different perspective. It is easy to get stuck in a daily routine, but new experiences are far more likely to leave you feeling inspired and motivated to do things a little differently.

I know that, for many people, it might not be possible to change their routine every day, but aiming to do so maybe a few times a week will definitely make a difference. When you’re stuck in a rut of commuting to work, this can leave an impact on many other parts of your daily life. You start doing things on auto-pilot, rather than thinking about the best ways to get them done.

In my opinion, you only fully realise the value of breaking a habit when it’s done. It’s only with hindsight that you can say a situation has improved. But don’t give up too quickly. It takes time to build new habits. With anything, whether it’s sticking to an exercise routine or turning the negative voice in your head to a positive one, making changes in your life requires consistent practice – but perseverance will help you reach your goals.

So, have you pedalled your way into work today?

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