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Welcome to before breakfast a production of iHeartRadio.

Good morning. This is Laura.

00:00:42 before breakfast podcast today's tip is for being a smarter happier consumer of social media HGTV blogs and the light.

See what others do as inspiration a kick in the pants to see what you can do. Don't be just a spectator.

I don't watch a lot of TV, but sometimes when I'm in a hotel, I'll turn on a decorating show and soon one is blending into the other and I wind up watching hours of house hunting in makeover Triumph watching feel satisfied beautiful spaces likeable people and a tidy resolution to every problem in 25 minutes or so. Yes, please Instagram likewise makes it easy to spend entire evenings pouring over pretty pictures. That's what it's designed for.

And even though most Americans cook a lot less than their grandmother's did cookbook sales are booming and there are scores of food blogs and cooking shows.

It can be fun to see people who are on top of their games, but don't let the speak into others lives be an escape from your own use their Creations to motivate yourself to try cool things.

So rather than just looking at photos of amazing food in magazines try making that dish that caught your eye instead of just watching other people renovate their homes take on a project in yours. When your friend post pictures of a Charming vacation house. She stayed in look into whether you could go there for fall break that could be you sitting by the fire pit taking in the breathtaking Sunset through the mountains.

Now to be sure your efforts might not go perfectly. I recently made a dish but I saw on cooking light and let's just say that their food stylist and make black lentils uncooked orange carrots look a lot more crisp than the mushy colors. I wound up with butts. So what I posted a photo of my dish next to be cooking light one on Instagram, so people could laugh it still tasted pretty good. It helps to remember that most projects are pretty low stakes if you refinish an old table from your attic and it still looks like an old table from the attic no big deal if your chocolate mousse has the consistency of pudding and joy your pudding and try making boost another day.

And when you succeed favorite, you could even tell your friends about your triumphs and Inspire them to get involved, too.

So the next time you see someone else's awesome accomplishment on Instagram or social media draw inspiration and motivation to try something similar yourself resolve to get into the game rather than staying on the sidelines. You'll have a lot more fun and feel proud of what you do.

In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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