Best Strategies to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2019

New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions

We all make New Year’s resolutions with the turn of the calendar year, but keeping them can present a challenge. Make your New Year’s resolutions stick, and implement some tried and true strategies to make 2019 a successful year.

  • Begin with a step. Rather than attempting a massive change instantaneously, take your time and start with a small, meaningful step in the right direction. If you are committing to a driving-related change like decreasing your fuel consumption, try something small like coasting down a hill for a day. Following through with mall baby steps will uphold your resolution and ensure you are on the path to long-term success.
  • Be vocal about your goals, and ask for help when you need it. Keeping your resolutions demands accountability. Share your objectives with your family members and friends, updating them on your progress. If you need support or are struggling, talk to someone who will listen and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Reward progress, and be forgiving. A transformation doesn’t happen overnight, so reward incremental progress and be forgiving toward yourself if you slip up. Beating yourself up will not help you keep your resolutions. Instead, reflect on what knocked you off track, and think of what small changes you can make to get back on track.

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Ways to Volunteer During Thanksgiving to Give Back to Others

Volunteer During Thanksgiving
Volunteer During Thanksgiving

Opt to have your family volunteer during Thanksgiving to give back to the community. Here are some ways you can be a blessing during this holiday season.

Volunteer for a Public Thanksgiving Dinner

Working at a soup kitchen or other venue gives your family the opportunity to help the homeless while working alongside them. The First Church of God on 58th Avenue and Our Savior Lutheran Church on Sixth Avenue are opening their doors to the public this Thanksgiving season.

Cook for a Shelter

If you and your family cannot set aside the whole day to serve food at a Thanksgiving meal, you can opt to bring food instead. Local shelters and other sites are always looking for side dishes on Thanksgiving. Check out places like those listed above, as well as Mustard Seed Ministries’ Thanksgiving Feast and the Homeless Family Center.

Visit a Nursing Home or Hospital

Many sick and elderly individuals do not get to spend the Thanksgiving season with their loved ones, so it’s worthwhile brightening someone’s day by paying them a visit.

Donate Blood

Donating blood at any time of the year can always save a life. Thanksgiving is a convenient time to do so because you can fill up on food before and after you go to keep your strength up.

Donate

Donating money is as good as donating time, blood, or anything else. Many of the organizations and locales listed above are always looking for donations that can go towards the cost of caring for the poor.

Whether you give of your time, money or blood, you are being a blessing to others. We hope that you take advantage of the available opportunities to give back to our local community. Happy Thanksgiving from your family at Dependable Mitsubishi.

Trunk or Treat Tips That Will Help You Win at Halloween

trunk or treat tips
trunk or treat tips

We know it is only September, but it is never too early to start planning for Halloween. Many churches and community groups host trunk or treat events in October, and 2018 will be no exception. These are where people decorate their vehicles and kids go from car to car to collect candy and play games. If you want to have the best decorations this year, here are a few trunk or treat tips from us at Dependable Mitsubishi.

Coordinating Costumes

To really get a great theme going, you should coordinate the decorations on your car with your family’s costumes. Perhaps you have a Wizard of Oz theme with everyone dressing up as different characters, and then you can deck out your car as the Emerald City.

Games

To take your Halloween display to the next level, you should add an interactive element. This often includes a game that the kids play before they get their candy. Think simple games like a ring toss, a fishing game, or dancing contest.

Music

Add a soundtrack into your theme to attract more kids. This is really easy if your theme is based on a movie with great music like Star Wars, any Disney film, or Harry Potter.

Fun

The most important tip of all is to just have fun. If you are stressing about your decorations, just remember that all the kids really want is some candy. So, throw on any old costume and have a blast!

We at Dependable Mitsubishi hope you have a spooky but safe Halloween. If you need a new vehicle for your next trunk or treat, pay us a visit for a frighteningly good deal.

Why Your Next Florida Vacation Should Be Vero Beach

next Florida vacationYour next Florida vacation should take you to one fantastic destination, and that’s Vero Beach. From breathtaking views to refreshing activities, there’s plenty to do at Vero Beach.

Local Culture

You never have to worry about running out of things to do in Vero Beach because the downtown area is packed with art, music, cinema, and even opera. Visitors wanting to scratch that retail itch can head to the boutiques on Ocean Drive or to Route A1A to check out the renowned Village Shops.

Get Your Foodie On

Dining is a critical part of the Vero Beach experience, with a slew of local restaurants just waiting for you. Seafood like fish, crab, and lobster is offered fresh and local at a number of establishments, but Italian and Asian cuisine, coffee shops, and breweries are also available in spades.

Places to Stay

Vero Beach is home to hotels like Costa D’Este, the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, and even Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. These stunning beachside hotels deliver comfort with a spectacular view right outside your window.

Scenery

Above all, the main draw of Vero Beach is the beach. Sea turtle nesting tours are available, or you can head to Pelican Island, the Indian River Lagoon, or the McKee Botanical Gardens. Take a cocktail cruise aboard the Moonraker for a more lush experience on your next Florida vacation.

The next time you visit Vero Beach, we hope to see you at Dependable Mitsubishi, where we have plenty of must-see suggestions for your trip.

Father’s Day Car Gifts: Show Dad You Care

Show Dad You Care
Show Dad You Care

Father’s Day is on June 17th, which means now is the perfect time to buy Father’s Day car gifts. While anyone can buy their dad a new tie, if you want to stand out from the crowd and show Dad that you really care, it might be time to buy a car-related gift. This includes things like new tools, phone mounts, and more.

According to Best, one of the top car-related gifts is a steering wheel cover. Steering wheel covers keep your hands cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and they also protect the original materials from wear and tear while adding necessary grip. Best of all, steering wheel covers are affordable, so you won’t break the bank with this gift idea.

Does Dad have a pet? Consider buying a car seat protector. These protectors are great for covering leather and cloth seats, protecting the material from scratch marks and accidents. Most are heat resistant and stain resistant, making them great for long trips.

You can’t go wrong with a car care kit. Meguiar has a complete kit for about $50, though you can always build your own. Every kit should have a fine cloth, wax, tire cleaner, leather conditioner (if applicable), and a high-quality auto detergent.

If Dad’s a film buff, you could also consider buying a collection of movies. The Man and Le Mans is a great film documentary about Steve McQueen, and you can also consider buying a box set of Top Gear (the British version, of course).

Finally, a 200-piece mechanic’s toolset will make any mechanically-inclined dad happy. Though this gift can set you back at least $200, it will be a great way to show that you really care this Father’s Day.

As you work on buying the right car gift for your dad, feel free to ask us at Dependable Mitsubishi for recommendations.