My lifehacks, the tweaks that better my daily existence, are so tiny that they don't merit a blog post each, but perhaps clustered they will gain gravitas and perhaps spur you to create your own lifehack.
1. Desk Tea Composting
I drink copious amounts of green tea every day, and I started to feel guilty about how many tea bags I was tossing into the one small bin I have in my office. So I found a plastic veggie container and now I separate my tea bags and compost them later.
"What should I have for lunch?" Hmmm, I don't know.
Once I get past a certain low point in blood sugar, I just cannot fathom what there is to eat for lunch except for my favorite go-to, Ritz / Salticrax crackers. But those are *not* on my list of foods that are good for me (I'm following the Blood Type O diet).
I wrote up a Menu of good-food combinations that I enjoy eating. Now I scroll through that and choose. Somehow choosing from a list is a LOT easier than coming up with an idea from scratch.
Oat Walnut Flax bars
Tuna Mayo with Nori
Bobotie (South African meatloaf)
Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps
Pesto & Rice
Seared Salmon on Greens
Rocket (Arugula) and Carrot Salad
Peas & Rice
Roasted Pumpkin, Squash, and Carrots
Stir-Fried Greens with Garlic
Sliced Beets, Smoked Snoek (fish) Pate with Rice Cakes
Celery Sticks with Walnut Butter
3. Use Shwe-Shwe Instead of Wrapping Paper
Shwe-Shwe is an African print polycotton fabric that is widely available but mainly used for women's clothing. I like to use it for everything.
I figured out that fabric is less expensive than wrapping paper for Christmas or birthday presents. And, the giftee could use it again for something else. At Hermann's family Christmas celebrations, I make the relatives give the fabric back to me so I can use it year after year!
Those are my three lifehacks for today. Please point me to some of yours!