How To Have An Inspiring Online Experience Every Day

Kumar Gauraw 18 Comments

The challenge of having a productive and inspiring online experience is a big one. Especially, when your computer is connected to the internet,  it seems distractions are just waiting to happen.

Setup Inspiring Browser Home Page For Inspiring Online Experience

Disconnecting the internet, checking emails only once a day etc. are not the things some of us can accept as a good solution. In fact, to me and to many entrepreneurs with online businesses, such recommendations are counterproductive.

I have been doing a lot of trial and error to find a better solution.  The main challenge has always been:

  1. How do I start my online experience on a positive note?
  2. How can I turn my time on the internet into subconscious motivation?
  3. How do I ensure that my online time is used wisely?

What Begins Well, Ends Well

Thanks to an awesome personal development coach, Sid Savara who recommended this method on his website. I picked up the idea from him, tried it for a while and I must tell you, it worked like magic!

This technique works on the principle of programming our subconscious mind using the methods of positive affirmations and the power of visualization. No wonder it works!

To begin with, I had to realize that my online experience begins each day me firing up my Firefox web browser each morning. When it starts, what do we generally look at first? Here are a few examples of the start pages for some of us:

  1. News Websites
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. Email Accounts
  5. A tabbed view of previously browsed websites

Most of these start pages are actually threats to a positive mental attitude to begin with. For example, news and emails can easily spoil our mornings and usually they do.

The goal is to begin the day in a way that I can feel empowered. I deserve to feel charged up so that I can go out and make the most out of this day. So, I created my own start pages for my browsers. Now, as soon as I start my web browser, my home page is a custom page with a few things that will help me live the day positively.

My Browser Start Pages (Home Pages) For An Inspiring Online Experience

I created many versions and based on what is going to be my focus for the next day or the next week, I choose one of these pages and make them the start page for my browsers.

I think this is a powerful way to program our minds to focus on the things that are important. I even use this technique to avoid online distractions and it works!

Initially, I did not think I was going to make it available on my website and therefore, it was just stored on my local machine. However, now that I’ve decided to share these with you, I am working to make it available for public use.

This list is going to grow in time, so I encourage you to bookmark this page if these start pages are of interest to you. I will keep adding new start pages here as I get them ready for you. So, here you go (These links will open these pages in a new window when you click):

  1. Start Page for the Attitude of Gratitude

  2. Start Page for Focus and Perseverance

  3. Start Page for Daily Love And Compassion

These are simple pages with a Google Search box included to help search the web  without a need to start another window.   I enjoy watching these pages, reading them over and over and I hope you will love them too.

If you like these pages, you also can configure them to be the start page for your online experience.

How To Setup Your Start Pages (Home Pages) For An Inspiring Online Experience

If you would like to use any of these as your browser’s start page, here are the simple steps:

Setting Up Start Page For Internet Explorer

If you are an Internet Explorer user,  start the browser and follow these steps:

  1. From the "Tools" menu, click on "Internet Options" to open the "Internet Options" dialog box.
  2. In  the "Internet Options" dialog box, click on the "General" tab to view the general settings for Internet Explorer.
  3. You will see the "Home page" section on the "General" tab. This is the place where you are required to provide the URL for the page you want to setup as your start page (or home page).
  4. Enter your desired URL from the above given links. For example, you can enter http://www.gauraw.com/startpages/grateful as the URL and click on OK.
  5. Clicking on  the "OK" button will to close the "Internet Options" dialog box and set your homepage. That is all you need to do.

Setting Up Start Page For Firefox

If you are a Firefox user,  start your browser and follow these steps:

  1. From the "Tools" menu, click on "Options" to open the "Options" dialog box.
  2. In  the "Options" dialog box, click on the "General" tab to view the general settings for Internet Explorer.
  3. Locate the "Home page" section on the "General" tab and you will see a text box where you are required to provide the URL for the page you want to setup as your start page (or home page).
  4. Enter your desired URL from the above given links. For example, you can enter http://www.gauraw.com/startpages/grateful as the URL and click on “OK”.
  5. Clicking on  the "OK" button will to close the "Options" dialog box and set your homepage.
  6. With that, your new start page is ready. Restart the browser to see your new home page.

Setting Up Start Page For Chrome

If you like Chrome browser,  here are the steps to setup your new start page:

  1. Start the browser and from the "Tools" menu, click on "Options" to open the "Options" dialog box.
  2. In  the "Options" dialog box, click on the "Basics" tab to view the general settings for Internet Explorer.
  3. Locate the "Open this page" section on the "Basics" tab and you will see a text box that needs the URL for the page you want to setup as your start page (or home page).
  4. Enter your desired URL from the above given links. For example, you can enter http://www.gauraw.com/startpages/grateful as the URL and click on “Close”.
  5. Clicking on  the "Close" button will to close the "Options" dialog box and set your homepage.
  6. Now, your new start page is ready. Restart the browser to see your new home page.

Setting Up Start Page For Safari

If you like Safari,  here are the steps to setup your new start page:

  1. Start Safari and open the page you want to setup as your home page. For example, open http://www.gauraw.com/startpages/grateful.
  2. Now, click "Safari" and choose "Preferences" from the navigation toolbar.
  3. Select the "General" tab and choose "Set to Current Page" This will set your new homepage in your Safari browser.

 

Do You Want to Suggest or Contribute?

Having shared my start pages with you, I now look forward to your feedback and/or any recommendation to improve these start pages.

If you would like to contribute to this post, please share your idea and if your idea gets selected, I would love to include it in this repository and provide a credit to you.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments section by clicking here. Thank you kindly.

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18 Awesome Thoughts So Far, Add Yours Now...

  1. Atit Shah

    This link is just wow! When i click i thought it is going to takeme to another website but i am still at the website with this wonderful inspiration.
    Thanks! Mr.Kumar

  2. That´s a lot of valuable info you´re sharing – hope that many people will get to read it!

    • Thank you for your valuable feedback, mam. Appreciate the appreciation.

  3. Hi Kumar,
    Thanks a lot, for getting me, awesome home page, I really appreciate such a great ideas, now I feel more happy with my home page, which is now starting with a nice pic and great quotes. I do bookmark this page, as its inspiring to me.
    Best Regards,


  4. Twitter:
    The video about being grateful is beautiful.We all need to remind ourselves of the things we are blessed with each day and what better way than to start our day with something like this? Wonderful resource.

  5. Geraldine Del Rosario


    Twitter:
    Thanks for Sharing. This is lovely and very helpful Mr. Kumar. =)


  6. Twitter:
    Awesome post as usual. This is really a great idea which we often neglect. Starting a day with enthusiasm and zeal matters a lot for a productive day.


  7. Twitter:
    Wow! You made it, again. There are many blogger who write on tech stuffs, I must say this is awesome. I like the idea of ‘Browser Start’ because it really works. Thank you so much Mr. Kumar. :)


  8. Twitter:
    Kumar, I especially love your Attitude of Gratitude page. It’s very nice.

    Warm Personal Regards,
    Bill

  9. I am the founder at SmilingStart.com and we have developed a beautifully simple browser homepage on similar lines as described by you. Every-time you start a new tab page you receive inspiring quotes, beautiful photographs and branded wallpapers which generate donations to charity. Its a unique way to feel happy everytime you start browsing! Please check out the page; your feedback will be very useful to us.

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