8 Reasons to Buy a New Car in 2016

8 Reasons to Buy a New Car in 2016

As we move closer to that big game, we see more and more car ads on television or on the radio. During that game, you will see a number of car advertisements. You might be thinking that it’s time to trade your old clunker in for a new car or truck. Make 2016 the year you do that. Here are some reasons why it makes sense to purchase a new car in 2016.

1. Transportation

Almost every adult needs to have a car, especially if they don’t have access to public transportation. If you need a car to get you from Point A to Point B on a regular basis, you don’t want to rely on older models. Their parts can malfunction more easily, and you would not be able to get to work. Also public transportation fees continue to increase, which might not fit with your budget. Having your own car means you won’t have to stand at a bus stop in the rain or snow. You will be able to come and go when you want. You’ll spend less time on your commute.


2. Economy

The economy is continuing to get better, but the car industry has too much competition, which means you can get sweet deals because car dealers want your business. Because the economy is improving, you are more likely to have discretionary income that you can spend on a new car and get the deal you seek.

3. Looks

Have you ever wondered why car ads always show cars looking shiny and sleek? The reason is that people are drawn to buying something that looks good. People are more likely to buy a car that has been washed at the dealer than one that has snow or mud on it. The better a car looks the more likely the person will buy. The interior has to look as good as the exterior. 2016 model cars look great on the outside and super on the inside of the car.


4. Gas mileage

Get rid of the gas guzzler and buy one with great gas mileage. It doesn’t matter that gas prices are lower than they have been in the last few years. You still should have a car that will let you go hundreds of miles without having to fill the tank. The money you save on gas can pay for the monthly payment of the 2016 car.

5. Features

More and more cars are sold because of the gadgets they provide. Listen to Chevy commercials. The company touts its ability to connect to the Internet. This is a problem people didn’t think they had. Now, everyone has to have Internet in the car. 2016 models also offer features for comfort, such as car seat covers. These make driving comfortable. You can get a discount if you decide you have to have them. Anti-lock braking systems, built-in GPS, anti-theft devices and roadside assistance are other popular features that come in most 2016 models.


6. Reliability

Your older car is more likely to leave you stranded on the side of the road. A new car usually will not break down. Also, you might be offered roadside assistance if it does break down on a highway.

7. Upgrade

You should buy a new car if you want to upgrade from a compact to a sedan or from an economy car to a luxury vehicle. You also can upgrade from a car with poor emissions to one that is environmentally friendly. Cars are like phones. People upgrade when they want to get a better one not because they absolutely need a new one. In 2016, you have many choices for your upgrade. You are sure to find the right fit.


8. Environmentally Conscious

Make 2016 the year you protect the environment more than you have in the past. For example, you can buy an electric or hybrid car, a car from a company that uses recycled materials, a car from a dealer that plants trees, a car that runs on biofuels or solar power, or some other feature that protects the environment beyond air pollution controls. As you can see, 2016 is a good year to buy a car. You can trade your older car for something newer and sleeker. At the same time, you will be happier and have fewer repair headaches.

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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.


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.


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, 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.


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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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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