Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions - Dixon, IL
Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions – Dixon, IL

If you’ve already slacked off on your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, more than 40 percent of people who set goals for the beginning of the year abandon them in the first few months. Here are some ideas for getting those goals back on track.

Remind Yourself Why You Wanted to Do This

 Making lasting changes in our behavior can be uncomfortable, and when we feel discomfort, our natural inclination is to move back to our comfort zone. Remind yourself why your goal is important.

Look at Your Stumbles in a More Positive Light

Nothing teaches life lessons better than failure. Take a look at your situation and try to find the important lessons in it so that the next try will be more successful.

Tweak Your Goal

Sometimes your goal is not formulated correctly and you are focusing on the wrong thing. If you goal is to make more money, how are you going to get there? Perhaps a goal of finding a new job combined with reducing expenses would be a better way to go.

Ask for Help

We can’t do everything on our own. If your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, it can be easier to do with a friend. The two of you can keep each other motivated to go to the gym and watch calories.

If one of your 2020 goals is purchasing a new ride or taking better care of your current one, contact us here at Ken Nelson Nissan

New Year’s Eve Events near Dixon, IL

New Year’s Eve Events - Dixon, IL
New Year’s Eve Events – Dixon, IL

Looking for fun New Year’s Eve events close to home? These celebrations near Dixon are only a short drive away.

Party at Bar Louie

There’s two Bar Louie locations near Dixon — the one in Geneva and the one in Naperville — but both of them are throwing a free-to-the-public New Year’s Eve party. Guests who want to go the extra mile can opt for an available $50 package that offers four drink tickets and an appetizer in addition to the champagne toast.

WhirlyBall Family Event

So many NYE celebrations are for guests 21 years of age and older. If you want to bring family along for the ride, head to WhirlyBall in Naperville. Entry is $20 for kids and $30 for adults. Things like WhirlyBall, laser tag, and bowling will be provided, as well as a lunch and dinner buffet. It also ends at 7 p.m. so you can put the little ones to bed at a reasonable hour.

Dance Party at Vargo’s Dance

Want some dance lessons before you ring in the New Year? Vargo’s Dance is kicking off their annual dance party with some lessons, so you can hustle, swing, salsa, and rumba your way into 2020. Tickets include food and a champagne toast.

Ken Nelson Nissan wishes you a fantastic 2020. And remember to call us for any vehicular needs you have in the new year.

5 Cool Christmas Gifts for Auto Enthusiasts

Christmas gifts for auto enthusiasts - Dixon, IL
Christmas gifts for auto enthusiasts – Dixon, IL

Looking for something special for the car lover in your life? Here are five awesome Christmas gifts for auto enthusiasts.

GGBAILEY Rugged All-Season Floor Mats

No car enthusiast likes to see their car’s floors get dirty. When you gift them the GGBAILEY Rugged All-Season Floor Mats for Christmas, they’ll have something that looks handsome and absorbs snow and mud throughout the winter.

ZUS Smart Rearview Camera

These days, new cars come with their own built-in back-up camera. But an older car might need its own. Enter the ZUS Smart Rearview Camera, which mounts neatly and provides the same peace of mind when maneuvering in reverse.

Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer

This nifty tool is perfect for your friend or family member who has a ride that they only take out for special occasions. They can add it to a new tank of gas, and the Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer will help prevent any issues with gasoline that sits for a while.

Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax

Applying wax is easy with the Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax. Your car enthusiast friend need only spray on a layer right after a wash, then dry with a microfiber towel.

Bellroy Key Cover

Give the car lover in your life a keychain they’ll love as much as their car. The Bellroy Key Cover is made of a premium, genuine leather, and provides a sleek way to organize keys and keep them lying flat and comfortably in a pocket or bag.

Need more gift ideas for the car geek in your life? Call us here at Ken Nelson Nissan; we’ll be happy to tell you more about Nissan accessories that you could give your loved one this holiday. 

Tips for A Great Thanksgiving

Tips for A Great Thanksgiving | Dixon, IL
Tips for A Great Thanksgiving | Dixon, IL

Thanksgiving is a celebration that many foodies look forward to. Take some of the stress out of your holiday food prep with these helpful tips.


Fridge real estate is in high demand in November, so before you start into the cooking, take all those jars of jam and bottles of ketchup and put them in a cooler for storage, freeing up the refrigerator. Or if warm foods are taking up too much space, use the cooler’s insulation as a warming drawer. Just line it with aluminum foil to keep foods hot.

Mashed Potatoes in the Crock Pot

Free up room on the stove by slow-roasting the mashed potatoes in a crock pot this year. Just add in some heavy cream to the potatoes and turn the setting on low until it’s meal time.

Pre-Chopped Ingredients

Need some time savers? When you go to the grocery store, check out the salad bar and pick up some ingredients that are already prepared to help reduce time in the kitchen.

Gravy Thermos

Another way to keep foods hot is to place the finished gravy in a thermos until dinner. Just transfer it to a gravy boat when the meal starts and it’ll be ready to go.

Chicken Broth

Overcook the turkey? Not a problem. Warm up some chicken broth and pour it over the sliced turkey to revive the meat and add flavor.

We here at Ken Nelson Nissan want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Make sure to schedule your vehicle’s pre-winter service appointment before you embark on holiday travels.


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