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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 March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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