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Make A Family Wooden Art Sign Using a Scroll Saw

Forget your gadgets, social media accounts, and video games for a while and start doing something more productive!

Spending a lot of time on a computer and other digital instruments isn’t good for your health. For one, it promotes a sedentary lifestyle by making you sit or lie down all the time. You know you need to work out, right?

This project will make you love going on a digital detox. Looking forward to finishing woodworking projects is a lot better than looking forward to the posts and pictures of others. And because I’m extra kind today, I included this guide on how to pick the best scrollsaw for the money.

Ready?

Let’s start!

Prepare:

  • 3/4″ thick plywood
  • Command picture hanging strips
  • Drill with 1/2″ drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Scroll Saw
  • The word “family” printed out in your chosen font
  • Transfer paper or scissors and a pencil

Steps:

  1. Begin by typing the word “family” using your chosen font (this is the only time you’ll use gadgets for this project). Ensure that it’s large enough to fit an 8 ½” x 11” paper, then print it out.
  2. Use your transfer paper to transfer it to the wood. If you don’t have transfer paper, you can cut out the word instead. After which, tape the paper on the plywood so that when you trace the letters, the paper won’t move an inch. Trace it using your pencil.

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  3. Use your scroll saw to go around all the outer edges of the wood. Don’t rush this step!
  4. Get your cordless drill and drill holes in the middle of the letters that should be cut out. Let the scroll saw blade thread through the holes, then cut out those inner shapes.
  5. Use a sandpaper (fine grit) to soften the edges and give them a rounded look.
  6. Cut a little circle or oblong shape (this depends on the font you used) from a scrap for the tittle of your letter “i.”
  7. After sanding everything, you can either paint the sign using a glossy color (or your favorite color), stain it, or leave it as it is.

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  8. Now attach some command picture hanging strips on the back side and fix them on the door or wall.
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5 Signs of Social Media Addiction

I’m sure you’re aware that aside from drug, cigarette, and alcohol addiction, an individual can also experience social media obsession. But mind you, according to the researchers at Chicago University, social media dependence can be stronger than addiction caused by cigarette and booze.

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So how do you know you’re addicted? Here are the signs:

You think about it often

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If you use most of your time thinking about how your Facebook or Twitter account is doing, you’re obsessed with social media. It’s the feeling that your day won’t be complete until you check your social media accounts. Thinking about it too much even when you’re supposed to be busy at work or doing something else is a sign of over-dependence.

You keep checking your accounts

Do you always check your accounts whenever you’re bored? Follow-up question: Are you always bored? If you answered “Yes!” to both queries, you’re most likely addicted. If you feel an urge to check your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. more and more, you’re in a dangerous state, mate. It’s like choosing Facebook as your default option whenever you’re free. The worst part is that you check your accounts even if you’re having a conversation with a friend or at a special occasion with family. You’ll also know you’re addicted if you hate being told to stop using social media even just for a while.

You can’t stop posting

It’s the feeling that you’re obliged to share what you’re doing or what’s on your mind. The result is that you overshare. That would mean saying many things through your social media accounts that you invade your own privacy. Oversharing may also lead to regret, especially when you’ve mentioned inappropriate things. So, if you’re posting more than two or three times a day, you’re oversharing. And that’s a sign of addiction.

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You think IT can help you cope up with problems

If you’ve been dependent on Facebook to “forget” your personal issues, then you’re already a slave to social media. When you treat social media as a psychological escape, you’re not really breaking free; you’re just extending the duration of your problem. Instead of finding temporary relaxation by using social media, why don’t you just face your problems immediately and aim for permanent tranquility?

You’re becoming less and less social

If you think your social interaction with your friends on Facebook is sufficient for your social needs, that means addiction has already taken over your life. If you’re becoming more antisocial and more uncomfortable with face-to-face communication, you’re addicted. instagram likesHaving numerous friends on Facebook doesn’t mean you’re more social. In reality, messaging, commenting, and liking can’t be on a par with real-life conversations where you can observe people’s gestures and real-time facial expressions.

Why You Should Unplug More Often

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Let’s face it.

Our world has already been dominated by technology. There’s social media like Facebook, which keeps us connected with our family and friends. There’s also job media like LinkedIn, which keeps us updated with our employers and clients. There are mobile games, which keep us entertained for hours; as well as video games, which keep us amused for weeks.

The only problem?

It now came to a point where most, if not all, of us can never imagine life without all these – eventually making us forget what’s truly important.

Here’s why you should unplug more often:

Unplugging helps us reconnect with ourselves.

Unplugging from technology, even for one day, already offers us a whole lot of benefits – not just when it comes to our physical health, but also with our mental health and emotional health. Simply put, it helps us reconnect with ourselves in ways that no Facebook wall can ever provide you. This includes getting you more active as you do various tasks in real life, getting you more productive as you think about positive things in real life, and getting you more compassionate as you feel what others feel in real life.

Unplugging helps us reconnect with nature.

It’s not enough for us to just pop in two ascorbic acid capsules per day in order to stay healthy, especially for those practicing a digital lifestyle. We need to be exposed outside, so we can get a dose of fresh air after being stuck inside the house all day. We also need to be exposed outside, so we can get a dose of natural vitamins after being stuck inside the office all day. No matter where you are most of the time, you need to be exposed outside – not just to get a dose of fresh air or get a dose of natural vitamins, but also for you to be more aware of your surroundings.

Rethinking Social Media Consumption

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Social media, like many things in life, is a double edged sword. It has its share of the good and the bad. It allows people to stay connected, builds borderless relationships, and serves as a tool for communication and learning. On the flipside, over exposure and too much social media consumption lead to some negative effects. It can influence your mood, diminish focus, and may even make you less mindful of what is happening around you. If you need reasons to manage your social media consumption, here are some of the good ones you may want to consider.

Nothing is as private as you may want it to be. Privacy and security are increasing concerns for people using social networking sites. Not everyone is tech-savvy enough to know how to tweak their social media accounts to enable strict privacy settings. But even this may not be enough for cyber criminals or crooks who are determined to steal critical data such as personal information, credit card or bank account details.

Adds “noise” to your life. The endless online chatter can distract you from the important things. You are essentially adding more noise to your life with the huge amount of information and communication you are bombarded with every single day. Unless you need that extensive scope of chatter in your line of work, learning how to manage your digital life can do wonders to your concentration and focus.

Limit face to face engagements. One of the reasons why some people want to beat social media addiction is that it curtails personal and more meaningful interactions. While being a power user of social media can expand your online network, you could be missing out on the value of connecting with others at a more personal level.

Leads to a more sedentary lifestyle. Another valid reason to give up social media is how it could become a hotbed of physical inactivity for you. As you immerse yourself to the whirlwind of online activities, you gradually settle into a more sedentary lifestyle. Spending too much time checking your social media accounts, posting updates, commenting to friends’ posts, and more can take up a lot of time. This could eat up the time you could otherwise spend on exercise or other physical activities to stay fit and healthy.

Steals time away from what’s meaningful to you. Getting caught up in social media can steal precious time away from what matters to you most. It means giving up time you could otherwise devote pursuing what you love or doing the things that will help you realize your dreams.