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Day: April 15, 2018

Unique Ways to Change Your Relationship With Money

Thinking about money in terms of being in a relationship is not the way we normally think about it. Yet, we relate with everything in our life experience, be it a person, the earth, our car, and our money. We are in relationship with it all. Think of yourself as a relationship partner with everything you come in contact with to some degree or another.

So how do you know if you need to change as a relationship partner with money and how exactly do you do that? I have just the thing for you.

First of all, look at your bank balances, your debt balance (s), your paid and unpaid invoices, your income, your savings and investments. These are the aspects of money that you are in relationship with specifically. Rate the quality of each aspect from 1-10, 10 being great, 1 being just awful. Now, this is the quality of your relationship with this particular aspect of money. Each aspect means something a little differently. This is why I have broken it down this way. You have relationships with multiple aspects of money.

If your ratings are less than 8, it is time to admit that you and this particular aspect of money need to change. You need to become much better friends, in fact, you need to be the best of friends! Some people like to think of their relationship as two lovers in love.

It only takes one person to change in a relationship for the whole relationship to change! That is good news for you since you never really have control over other people, places, things, or even money.

Let's take income as the particular aspect of money that you would like to become best friends with. If your income is not flowing to you in a consistent way, if you experience feast or famine, or if money only comes to you when you are in trouble and you're about to lose everything, these situations will reveal to you what you believe about your ability to receive and / or how much value you believe that you have, particularly in the business world.

How do you react to the inconsistent flow of income in your life, and how does it make you feel? Chances are, you may feel very stressed out and triggered to react in a fight / flight / freeze survival pattern. This could be a response similar to your conflict response in other relationships. You become a responsive partner when things get tough.

Do you become a victim to your income and blame other people for not seeing your value or do you blame circumstances (economy) for it not showing up? Perhaps you expect money to show up because you demanded that it would because, after all, you worked so hard for it, therefore, it should reward you. You could be sabotaging yourself by not reaching out and asking for what you want and need from a place of knowing it is …

How to Speed Up Your Computer Without Spending Any Money

There is a very common scenario that occurs in computing, people buy a new computer and it runs fine and dandy for the first few months, gradually it becomes slower and slower and eventually the speed is unbearable. Why does this happen? The most common cause is a build up of extra processes and software running in the background that consume all of your system resources, leaving very little free for programs that you want to use. Of course there are other reasons behind a computer running slow so let’s take a look at them and what you can do to speed it back up again.

System Resources – These are typically defined by your memory and processor. The available system resources are used when you load up a program. If the amount of available resources is low then this is when you will notice slow response times and even system crashes. If this happens you are going to need to free some up. Firstly go to add and remove programs and delete any old ones that you no longer use, a lot of the time programs will auto-load when Windows starts up and therefore consume system resources. If you never use the program then this is a waste.

A very handy tool is the task manager. If you right click in your windows taskbar and choose task manager you can use the processes and performance tabs to keep an eye on how much memory and CPU usage your system is using. By using the processes tab you can identify which programs are using the most system resources and consider removing or disabling them if you don’t use them.

Finally a great way of freeing up valuable resources is by using the msconfig tool (you can type msconfig in the search or run box in windows to load it). The startup tab will show you what programs will load when Windows starts up, you will usually be able to identity which ones are needed and which aren’t, disable the ones you don’t use. After doing this you should notice a definite increase in available resources when you next restart your computer.

Hard Drive Maintenance – Your hard drive is where all your data is stored so ensuring that it is running properly is key to fast loading data. Slow response times on your hard drive are a very common cause for slow loading programs and files. To ensure this doesn’t happen you should regularly perform a clean up on your drive. This means going through your files and removing old files and folders you no longer use. Also try to do a disk cleanup to remove old temporary files. Depending on how much usage your hard drive gets, a disk defragment can make a big difference in drive response times, so try to run one of these every few weeks.

Spyware and malware checks – Spyware, malware and adware can not only put your data and privacy at risk but …