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7 Reasons To Cancel Your Cable Today!

7 Reasons To Cancel Your Cable Today!

Do you still have cable? Are you considering canceling your cable to save more money? Canceling your cable is a great way to potentially save over $200 per month!

Here are 7 reasons to cancel your cable today!

1. It’s not 1995 anymore!

Back in 1995, everyone had cable and it was almost required then. There were only a few cable companies and they had limited cable options, but we all blindly purchased their cable plans anyway. However, we don’t have to subscribe to cable companies at all. There are other options.

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2. Watching cable TV is a waste of time.

Watching TV can be a huge waste of time. How many times have you sat down to watch “just one” of your favorite TV shows and realized that they are having a marathon. Eight hours later … you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing and just wasted the entire day.

3. Watching cable TV is a waste of money, too!

Spending $200 per month on cable TV is a lot of money that could be better spent on just about anything else. Do you ever wish that you had an extra $200? Well, here you go: cancel your cable and you’ll have that extra $200 per month.

4. There are cheaper alternatives to cable TV.

If you must watch your favorite TV shows and movies, then are still much cheaper ways to watch TV. Cable is probably the most expensive way to watch TV these days.

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Apple TV: The Apple TV is a one-time cost of approximately $100, but it allows you to connect to Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes and many other applications to watch TV for practically free. You can even rent a movie using iTunes for a low cost of less than $5 for those days you want to watch a movie with the kids at home.

Redbox: This is an awesome, low-cost way to watch movies at home for only $1 per movie per night. Rent the movie at a Redbox kiosk and return it the next day. Very easy and highly recommended!

Roku: There is a one-time cost of between $40 and $110 for a Roku because there are several different models and prices vary across regions. But this is just a one-time cost and it offers hundreds of channels.

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Netflix: This is a very popular and inexpensive way to watch TV shows and movies for only $8 per month! Wow, that’s much better than $200 per month! Many people are now canceling their cable and relying just on Netflix.

5. Do you really need 500 cable TV channels anyway?

I am always amazed when friends show me how they have over 500 cable TV channels. Wow, I’m not impressed at all! Seriously! It does not make you cool. It makes you wasteful of your money. How many of these TV channels do you really watch?

6. You don’t need cable.

When you stop and consider it, having cable TV is really just a want and certainly not a need. If you’re truly looking for ways to save money, then canceling your cable is an excellent option to save over $200 per month.

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7. You will become much more productive without cable.

Once you finally make that difficult decision to cancel your cable, you will instantly have more time and become much more productive. Yes, instantly! Think about the hours you spend watching TV daily. That time can be spent studying for school, or playing with your kids, or learning a new hobby. Doesn’t that sound exciting?!

Stop reading and cancel your cable company today!

That one phone call could save you over $200 per month, or $2400 per year!

Are you willing to make that call? Why, or why not? Let us know in the comments.

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Last Updated on January 3, 2020

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

7. Positive people smile a lot!

When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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8. People who are positive are great communicators.

They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

Featured photo credit: Janaína Castelo Branco via flickr.com

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