Saturday, April 13, 2019

Do You Have a Social Media Addiction?
























We all have our reasons for using social media, but if it begins to interfere
with your real life in a negative way you need to be on it a lot less, or give
it up completely. I know a woman who deleted all of her social media accounts
except one. I'll call her Jane...Jane said, "I was spending too much time on it,
and I was tired of looking at people's fake lives, and I wasn't gonna live a fake
life."

I used to get on social media several times a day, but I realized that it was
a big distraction. I decided to only focus on social media twice a day. I
spend about 30 minutes on it in the morning, and two hours at night.

If you think you have a social media addiction ask yourself:

Why am I on social media?

  * Is it to reach out to family?
  * Are you trying to see what your friends are doing?
  * Are you promoting something such as music, books, photography,
     clothing,etc?


How does social media make me feel?

  * Do you feel like you're accomplishing anything while on social media?
  * Do you feel like it's a waste of time?
  * Does it make you feel happy, sad, or mad?

How much time am I spending on social media?

  * Are you spending countless hours on social media?
  * Have you ever forgotten to do something important because of it?
  * Are you constantly losing track of time because of social media?

After asking yourself all of these questions you know what to do.
Your time is valuable, so treat it that way.


Friday, March 8, 2019

Do You Eat the Heel of a Bread Loaf?
























My husband bought a loaf of bread, and I was going to make myself
some toast, but when I realized the heel was still in the bag I changed
my mind. I told him it was unsanitary to keep putting the heel back
into the bag.

I always give the birds the heel, because they love it. The bread heel
is never exciting. It's usually small, dry and tasteless. So what do you
do with the heel of your bread? Do you eat it? Do you give it to the
birds? Or do you leave it in the bag?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

If You Don't Use Hashtags Read This























I think I've been using hashtags for at least three years. I used to think
hashtags were dumb and made no sense, but I was wrong.

I did a mini experiment and this is how it went...At 12:30 pm I put a
photo on Instagram with no hashtags, and by 3:45pm I only had five
likes. I added hashtags to the same post at 4:00pm and two hours later
I had 18 likes and three followers.

For anyone who doesn't understand hashtags, I'll break it down for you.
Let's pretend that you post a photo of vanilla ice cream with a plastic
red spoon in a wooden bowl covered in colorful sprinkles, and it's in
the summer. Here are some hashtag ideas:

#vanilla #icecream #colorful #red #sweet #cold #sprinkles #spoon
#dessert #wooden #bowl #creamy #summer #food #plastic #utensil

If you still don't want to use hashtags it's your choice, but they can
greatly improve your chances of a post being seen online.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Racism























I recently encountered two episodes of racism. They were subtle, but still
disturbing.

The first incident occurred while I was in a fitting room. There was a man
with his wife and young son and I noticed the man kept looking at me oddly.
I thought maybe we knew each other or something, but that wasn't the case.
A few minutes later they all went in a fitting room together, and I kept hear-
ing their son say "White power! White power! White power!" over and over
again. Not one of his parents told him to be quiet or stop. Their little boy
looked about four years old, and it's sad that he has been taught to hate. I
hope one day he will grow up and realize that hating someone because of
their color is wrong.

The second incident happened when my sister, mother, and I went into a
small store to shop, and we were totally ignored by the two women who
worked there. Not too long after we walked in, two Caucasian ladies en-
tered the store, and one of the associates said,"Hi, if you need anything
just let me know." About five minutes later, two more non-colored women
came in and the associate said 'hi' to them too. My mom, sister, and I con-
tinued to walk around the store for about ten more minutes. At one point,
we were about a foot away from the workers, and we still didn't get a 'hi',
or even eye contact. Although we were going to buy some stuff we decid-
ed not to, because those racist women didn't deserve our business.


Racial Hate

If you're a racist you're hurting yourself.
You're taking a toll on your very own health.
Your hate will eat you up inside.
It will make you weak.
It will make you want to die.
Hate should be eliminated.
One day you'll realize...
Hate is overrated.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

8 Actions That Can Make You Unlikable






















It's hard to believe, but some people have no idea how they appear to
others. For this reason, I've created a list for those people who don't
realize or don't understand how they may be making themselves unlikable.


8 Actions That Can Make You Unlikable

1. Being rude to people in service industries: waiters, retail associates,
cashiers, flight attendants, etc.

2. Always asking people to loan you money

3. Constantly bragging about what you have

4. Not being trustworthy

5. Creating drama all the time

6. Not saying 'please' and 'thank you'

7. Frequently being late

8. Putting people down