You don’t need a new year to better your lifestyle. Here are 5 things you can start doing today to better your driving experience and let go of some stress this year!
1. Keep your car clean.
Losing weight is probably the most popular resolution, and the one least acted on. Before you take your $200 yoga pants to the gym for the second time this year, lose some weight in your car and clean it out. Also, keep it clean for more than 3 days at a time. Less clutter equals less stress.
2. Give your vehicle quality parts and ingredients.
Just like yourself, your vehicle needs quality ingredients to drive smoothly. If your vehicle calls for premium fuel, don’t cheap out on regular. Use the right oil for the season and the climate you are in, and keep your fluids topped up. Also, watch for second-rate parts, and make sure to follow your warranty guidelines.
3. Give yourself extra time to work.
It’s honestly so underrated how much this can change your mood. Instead of hitting the snooze button twice, leave for work 15 minutes earlier than normal. You won’t feel rushed in the morning, you won’t feel as stressed about traffic, and you can finally make that egg sandwich you’ve been saying you’ll make for the last month. Plus getting to work 10 minutes early to get ready and prepare yourself does wonders on your overall mood.
4. Switch up your driving routine.
Hate listening to the same 20 songs on repeat every morning? FM radio can sometimes be very repetitive, so maybe switch it up to talk radio once and a while. Try a subscription to satellite radio, maybe listen to an e-book or podcast. Even something as simple as taking a different route to work can change your daily routine by the slightest and freshen things up.
5. Invest your money better this year.
I’m not talking about opening a savings account or buying stocks. If your car is worth $3000 and you put $6000 in the last 2 years to keep it running, is it wise to keep pouring money into a vehicle that is seeing its last days, or to fresh up with a new vehicle? Can you realistically afford the Lariat F-150, or is it best in the long run to go with the XLT. These are decisions that you should stop and think about before making rash choices.
What about yourself? Do you have any resolutions you are doing this year that are still going, vehicle related or not? Let us know here! You can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more great content!