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Tiny Bites 12: Socializing and Mindless Consumption

December 7, 2017
Tiny Bites 12: Socializing and Mindless Consumption | Tiny Ambitions

Happy Tiny Bites Day!

If you guys follow me on Twitter, which I highly recommend because I am hilarious, you would have seen that we recently held a ‘Get to Know Your Neighbours’ gathering. We sent out actual printed invitations, we spent hours cleaning our house, and spent more money than we probably should have buying food and drink. I even splurged and bought some fancy wood serving platters to make our food look even more appetizing.

And then, no one showed up.

In this week’s episode, I’m sharing what this experience taught me about socializing and mindless consumption. Click play below to listen to the episode.

Is there a situation or event that makes you want to consume when you otherwise wouldn’t? Is there something specific about that situation that causes that behaviour?

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  • Lisa | Simple Life Experiment December 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    That’s such a shame that no one turned up to the gathering you put so much effort into organising, Britt! That must have been very hard to see the look of disappointment on Mr TA’s face 🙁 You guys are such thoughtful neighbours. It’s good that you turned the experience into an opportunity for reflection, though (plus it sounds like you went on to have a great night anyway by yourselves!). Having people over for dinner is definitely also something that makes me feel like I need to impress so I usually go out and buy foods to have on the side that we wouldn’t usually eat, just in case the guests don’t like what we serve up. It ends up being a pain afterwards because all the food inevitably doesn’t always get eaten, so we have to eat it ourselves or I have to try and give it away to people at work. I think I really need to get out of the mindset that our way of eating is somehow really weird and that I need to be apologetic about it. Sometimes I just end up suggesting that we meet out for dinner as it ends up being much less stressful and actually cheaper for us in the end!

    • Britt December 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

      It was definitely nice that we just got to do our own thing. I agree with you though- sometimes just meeting out for dinner is the easiest social option. Then everyone can get what they want and you don’t have to worry about being self-conscious of your own habits. Even though those habits aren’t weird at all.

    Hey! I'm Britt. I write about living a tiny, simple, intentional life. Because life doesn't need to be lived big.