Spice Things Up in Your Computer Life

April 3rd, 2010 | 8 Comments |

For those of you who spend a bit more time on the computer than the average Joe or Jane, things can get pretty mundane at times. Staring at the same computer screen all the time just adds to the “boredom” factor. Booting up your PC brings you the same desktop you always see. Launching your browser brings the same layout over and over again.

It’s nice to spice and change things up a bit, especially of your business is internet based and a bit repetitious. Any kind of change to atmosphere adds a little more excitement and a feeling of freshness to repetitive daily duties. Just a simple change can break up the “tunnel vision” that can occur and avoid getting burned out or bored.

So here are a few ways to bring a little something different to your day:

  1. Personas with Mozilla Firefox. You can create your own or choose from thousands of different designs submitted by others around the world. I created one with a photo I took while in Hawaii this past summer. Here’s a picture of it. If you like it, click on the picture below and use it or choose a different one!
  2. Change your Desktop background frequently. In fact, I use it as a goal board. I place pictures of my short and long term goals as well as daily, weekly, monthly and yearly written goals. It’s constantly changing and is a breath or fresh air and a constant reminder of what I want each and every time I boot my PC. I use a program from Macromedia called Fireworks to create my background creatives.
  3. Install different Themes for your specific operating system. These are easy to find, just type the words “IE themes” or “desktop themes” into your search bar. There are different themes for PC’s and Mac’s alike. You can also change the colors and styles of your windows. On a PC you simply right click on your desktop and you’ll have options to change themes or just the appearance. For those of you who are Mac users, sorry, I’m a PC guy still so I don’t know how you would go about it. Good luck!
  4. Listen to music. There are a ton of these places on the net but the one I enjoy the most is Pandora.com. It’s an online radio station that you can customize to your liking. I have a Metallica channel and hear a range of jams from them, Megadeth, AC/DC and a few of the bands I listen to. It’s a great counter to listening to music already on your PC and you don’t have to listen to the same songs over and over again. Unless you enjoy that!

So there you have it. Just a few ideas from an internet marketing addict. It’s amazing what a few simple changes can do for your motivation. Remember, enjoying what you do equals more $$$ in the bank. Stay motivated, stay excited and keep things fresh. Every time I look at my Persona, it brings back all the memories I had while in Hawaii. It’s that little extra dose of motivation and it helps….I promise!

David Allred is the author and creator of CFW. David has been teaching entrepreneur minded people how to earn a full time income working from the comfort of home for nearly a decade.

Think about it. Never miss your kids’ events, set your own schedule, choose your own income and enjoy a lifestyle and income which most people only drool over!

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