A Few Simple Nudges to Help Reduce Social Media Use

Social media use has been likened to addiction scientifically. My level of “addiction” isn’t very much, to be honest, but I’m still choosing to work on cutting down on the distractions that keep me from getting into “flow state” (see video at end) for some activities, rather than time poorly used. If you want to use narcotics terminology, I’m choosing prolonged highs over micro dosages of dopamine.

To help myself reduce social media use, I have compiled a short list of relatively easy and painless ways which I access it so I don’t get on social media much in the first place. They can be annoying when you’re not used to it, but hey, nobody ever said weaning oneself off anything was easy! See if some of these may work for you, and maybe pick some combination what can work for you. Any amount helps if you value your time enough!

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BIRD 1-piece Thong

bird-thong-patternWhere you see bird, I see thong.

From the one piece pattern at right that was fitted for my lingerie model, I was able to quickly make a thong in about 30 minutes. It’s shown below on a mannequin that is not as curvy as my lingerie model so it doesn’t fit as nicely, nor look as sexy covering more than on her, but you should be able to get a fair idea what it looks like.

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The Easiest Fresh Banana Bread Ever

Seriously, give it a try before you laugh at it. A banana sandwich is the freshest banana bread you can make, and the easiest, too!

But if you were worried about being mocked for such crude cuisine, try the deluxe craftsman version below. 😉

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Chips and Bok Choy Healthy Snack, Anyone?

pringles bok choy healthy snack

Bok choy and chips snack (Click to enlarge)

Potato chips aren’t exactly considered healthy food. Fair enough. But I’m not against having some enjoyable junk food in a healthy diet.

Bok choy, or Chinese cabbage, isn’t exactly delicious food. Fair enough. But I’m not exactly for eating only healthy foods in a healthy diet.

During my weekly mind opening exercise this week, to help myself stay open-minded, I thought up the idea of combining the two for a fast, easy and healthy snack! It could even be multiplied in size to make a fast, healthy meal, though not one I would advise to be eaten frequently, of course. It’s healthy but not complete, for neither nutritional nor caloric needs.

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