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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 December 9, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

1. Get Rationally Optimistic

Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

The result: no more mental stress.

2. Unplug

Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

3. Easy on the Caffeine

Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

The result: mental stress will be gone!

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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