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9 Reasons Why You Should Get An Oven

9 Reasons Why You Should Get An Oven

An oven makes life easier. However, you might be surprised to learn that not too many people have one at home. Many people consider an oven to carry out one function only: baking!

Ovens have the ability to do much more than simply that. The earliest ovens were found in Central Europe and date back to 29,000 BC. Here are some reasons why you should consider getting an oven if you don’t own one already.

1. You’ll discover their multifunctional abilities

Why should you get an oven? Well, they have various functions that they can carry out! Cooking, baking, or roasting — you name it! The oven can do all that and much more for you and your family. Personally, baking potatoes is one of my favorites. Getting the golden outside crispy, with a nice side of mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise — it really hits the spot!

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2. You’ll find everything is easier

Life basically gets easier with an oven. You get to wash less dishes, as you put everything in one dish and wait for your meal to cook. Trust me — I like getting things done easily! An oven will make your life so much easier because less dishes equals less work and less time spent hogging over the sink to wash or scrub them until they’re clean.

3. You’ll get into baking

This is a no-brainer — baking is a wonderful activity to do with an oven. Making cakes, brownies, or pies is amazingly easy using an oven. You mix your batter, preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and you are on the way to an incredible and delectable dessert that will leave you licking your fingers for some more!

4. You’ll find a design you love

Modern ovens are coming and they look incredible and stylish as ever! Today’s latest innovations and designs are to die for. Ovens are now coming in all kinds of colors, shapes, and sizes. There is a design to suit anyone’s preference.

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5. You’ll keep up with the trend

You don’t want to be that lone wolf that doesn’t have what everyone already has in their own homes, do you? Well then, you should probably get an oven.

It’s not about copying or imitating others to “fit in,” it is about not getting left behind when everyone is moving forward. Priority is to stay in the game, and not to look like you are “backwards,” or anything.

6. You’ll want to cook or bake new dishes to please the whole family

Cooking and baking can be wonderful experiences. They allow you to unfold and help you relax and forget about any stress that is currently in your life. An oven gives you the ease to cook or bake what you want, and gives you the opportunity to experience and come up with new dishes. This will surely make your family members happy! So, go ahead and get that oven you have been wanting.

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7. You’ll constantly impress your guests

An oven can say a lot about you, about your family, and about the importance of cooking/baking/serving dishes that you hold. Food is energy. Food is life! Why not represent your love for food with a modern-looking oven?

8. You’ll have more space

An oven is definitely a space-saving tool. It can be a compact cooking device that comes in a range of sizes.

9. You’ll get your money’s worth

Ovens are definitely unique and versatile tools and mechanisms. All sorts of foods can be made in ovens and they will last for a very long time. Once you spend a good deal of money on an oven, you will get your bang for your buck! You will not have to keep on spending money on it. The only maintenance is a little cleaning once in a while. Your job is done!

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I hope this makes you want to buy an oven! You will surely be delighted — I guarantee it!

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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