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Reasons to Own a Rack for Your Car

Reasons to Own a Rack for Your Car

In the summer and the early autumn months, the mood to go kayaking can so easily grab you. A positive weather report, a free weekend and the chance to just hit the water can be an overwhelming urge. However, without a kayak car rack, you had better have pretty long arms to carry it!

To avoid being let down, make sure that when the mood strikes you’ve already prepared. A kayak roof rack can easily be found to give you easy access to a simple form of transport for your kayak. Not only will this greatly speed up your overall efficiency, it avoids being let down. Nothing is worse than wanting to go out there and enjoy the thrill of kayaking with no means of travel.

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Choosing your Car Rack Types

Rooftop Racks

Do you have a SUV or any other similar vehicle with pre-installed rack, you can choose the rooftop racks, specially designed to fit these racks. Or else, you can use a device named as ‘tower’ or ‘foot’ that is available to hold the bars making up your rack.

Trunk or Deck Racks

On the other hand, if you have a hatchback or sedan, a deck or trunk rack is the perfect option. You can attach these devices with the straps and hooks to your hatchback or trunk. As a matter of fact, these aren’t racks actually, but they’re called ‘mounts’.

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So, why should you look to invest in a new kayak car rack?

Safe and Sound

A good roof rack will make sure you don’t have to worry about damage, collision or any other typical problem that you are likely to face. If you fear for your safety out on the roads due to the kayak, perhaps not being prepared, then a kayak car rack can help you solve this problem. It adds an extra layer of stability to the car as well as the kayak. By keeping it steady in place you can make sure that you have extra confidence in making it from A to B without problems.

More Comfortable

Your driving experience is much better with the kayak above the car also. It allows you to have much better relaxation within the car as you try (and usually fail) to fit the kayak inside the car itself. By having the roof rack kept above, you avoid this problem from becoming an issue and thus hampering your experience.

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Extra Storage

Another fine benefit of using a car rack is that it keeps more space in the car itself for supplies. Boost your supply capacity by using the extra space saved on your car as a second trunk. Best of all, you can use your roof as a second transport area with any space that is left over. Just be sure to tie it all down to avoid anything spilling onto the road

Carry Extras

Going on a little weekend away for fitness and fun? Then bring all of your equipment at once. Now you can carry the kayak, your bikes and extra sports equipment all at once. This used to cause a lot of logistical problems, but a roof rack can help you avoid these problems from developing in the first place.

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As you can see, multiple benefits exist regarding the safe use and effective management of kayaks with a rack. These racks allow for better stability, and they tend to be very easy to fit into vehicles. Even those without extensive experience of car management or maintenance should have no problems fitting a rack onto their car.

Once you do this, you can find that your kayaking trips will soon become a whole lot easier to manage!

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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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