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4 Tricks to Find Popular Recipes Online

4 Tricks to Find Popular Recipes Online

It’s amazing how information is much easier to find online. Search engines like Google have changed the way information is organized, allowing us to effectively find what we are looking for quickly. I remember before how recipe ideas used to be passed down on cards from generation to generation, but this is also changing. Recipe guides can now be downloaded digitally and viewed on our smartphones.

It’s amazing how things are simpler, but provide so much value at the same time. I’ve always been intrigued with different kinds of recipes because cooking is a true art form. We take time in the way we prepare food, and love to share the eating experience with the ones we love. For this reason, I’ve always been looking for creative ways to find the best, most popular recipes online.

Today, I’ll be going over 4 tricks I’ve been using to find popular recipes online, so you can apply them the next time you enter your kitchen to prepare your meal.

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Google Trends

If you have somewhat of an idea about the type of meal you’ll like to prepare, then head over to Google Trends. This tool will give you a breakdown into popular searches people are doing online. All you need to do is enter your target keyword and Google will bring up the top 10 search results. You can skim through each one, getting a glimpse into awesome recipes; you can write them down or print them. As mentioned, you need to have a starting “target” keyword to paste into Google Trends. I’ve been using this tool to do research online, and it’s helped me come up with creative recipes for myself and to pass on to family members.

Follow this simple process:

  • Have a target keyword ready;
  • head over to Google Trends;
  • skim through the top 10 results;
  • visit each website and print the recipe;
  • for additional support, you can bookmark the page too.

Pinterest

This social media platform doesn’t get enough credit for providing lots of valuable information. It’s a great social networking site because it’s a compilation of images created on a complete portfolio. By visiting one portfolio, you’ll be able to get a complete recipe guide downloaded in seconds. You can even download the Pinterest application to your phone so you have the guides quickly available. Head over to Pinterest and do a search using your target keyword; it’ll generate other popular searches at the same time. You’ll not only find searches related to your target keyword, but other awesome, popular related search queries too. It’s a solid way to find thousands of popular recipes within minutes.

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Here’s the direct link to Pinterest popular category: www.pinterest.com/all/popular/.

Smart Phone Applications

The smartphone industry has grown 68% in the last 5 years mostly because of how simplistic they have made our lives. Through your phone, you can browse the internet, do your banking, and even use the online GPS. What transforms the industry, even more, is the ability to download custom applications that fit your needs.

For example, you can download applications for GPS, gaming, texting, video calls, and weight loss. There’s tons of applications for cooking too, so you can explore popular ideas at work, on the road, and while in the kitchen. You don’t need to be in front of your computer anymore because the application is free to download and a must-have if you’re looking for popular recipe ideas.

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Amazon

I’m suggesting this online website NOT for you to purchase books, but for the digital library they have. Almost all cooking books are now in digital format making it easier for you to retrieve popular recipes instantaneously. Amazon even has their own application, known as the Kindle, where you can skim through books, highlight, and bookmark popular recipes. I use Kindle for researching content marketing, recipes, general reading, and exploring trending news.

I especially like to use Amazon because they have a huge selection of recipe guides which you can preview for free. Skim through and preview the guides before buying them in digital format. They also have a great return policy just in case you are not happy with the purchase. Finally, digital books are much cheaper than buying actual books so you’ll save a lot of money and find popular recipes at the same time.

Final Thoughts

Cooking great tasting food is a way to connect and engage with people. During dinners, people have intimate conversations and connect in a very deep way. This connection is stronger when you’ve prepared the great food that’s on the table. If you love to cook, then use the strategies above to search for popular recipe ideas online. Get started now by going online visiting Google Trends,…and download cooking applications for your smartphone.

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Last Updated on May 28, 2020

How to Overcome Boredom

How to Overcome Boredom

Have you ever been bored? Restless? Fidgety? In need of some inspiration?

I have a theory on boredom. I believe that the rate of boredom has increased alongside the pace of technology.

If you think about it, technology has provided us with mobile phones, laptops, Ipads, device after device – all to ultimately fix one problem: boredom.

What is Boredom?

We have become a global nation that feeds on entertainment. We associate ‘living’ with ‘doing’. People now do not know how to sit still, and we feel guilty when we are not doing anything. Today, inactivity has become the ultimate sin.

You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety and stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination.

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It’s a desire to be ‘doing something’ or to be ‘entertained’ – it’s a desire for sensory stimulation. What it boils down to is a lack of focus.

If you think about those times when you’re bored, it’s usually because you did not know what to do. So, indecision also plays a big part.

When we are focused on what’s important to us and what we want to achieve, it’s pretty hard to be bored. So, one answer to boredom is to become focused on what you want.

Sometimes It’s Good to Be Bored

If boredom is a desire for sensory stimulation – then what’s the opposite of that? To be content with no stimulation – in other words – to enjoy stillness.

Sometimes, it’s not boredom itself that causes the frustration but the resistance to doing nothing.

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Think about it. What would happen if you were to ‘let go’ of the desire to be entertained? You wouldn’t be bored anymore, and you will feel more relaxed!

In my experience, it’s often the most obvious, simplistic solutions that are the most powerful in life. So, when you’re bored, the easiest way to combat this is to enjoy it.

It may sound weird but think of ‘boredom’ as a form of ‘relaxation’. It’s a break from the constant stimulation that 21st-century living provides – constant TVs, mobile phones, radios, internet, emails, phone calls, etc.

Who knows, maybe ‘boredom’ is actually good for us?

Next time you’re ‘feeling bored’ instead of feeding the frustration by frantically looking for something to do, maybe you can sit back, relax, and savor the feeling of having nothing to do.

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In this article, I’ll share with you my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom.

3-Step Strategy to Overcome Boredom

1. Get Focused

Instead of chasing sensory stimulation at random, focus on what’s really important to you. Focusing on something important helps prevent boredom because it forces you to utilize your time productively.

You should ask yourself: what would make good use of your time? What could you be doing that would contribute to your major goals in life?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Spend some time in quiet contemplation considering what’s important to you.
  • Start that creative project you’ve been talking about for the last few weeks.
  • Brainstorm: think of some ideas for new innovative products or businesses.

2. Kill Procrastination

Boredom is useful in some ways because it gives you the energy and time to do things. It is only a problem if you let it. But if you use it to motivate yourself to be productive, then you can more easily overcome boredom.

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So, the next time you’re bored, why not put this good energy to use by ticking off those things that you have been meaning to get done but have been too busy to finish? This also presents a great time for you to clear your to-do list.

Here are some ideas:

  • Do some exercise.
  • Read a book.
  • Learn something new.
  • Call a friend.
  • Get creative (draw, paint, sculpt, create music, write).
  • Do a spring cleaning.
  • Wash the car.
  • Renovate the house.
  • Re-arrange the furniture.
  • Write your shopping list.
  • Water the plants.
  • Walk the dog.
  • Sort out your mail & email.
  • De-clutter (clear out that wardrobe).

3. Enjoy Boredom

If none of the above solutions work, then you can try a different approach. Don’t give in to boredom and instead choose to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean allowing yourself to waste your time being bored. Instead, think of it as your time to relax and re-energize, which will help you be more productive the next time you work.

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be constantly doing things to be productive. In fact, research has shown that people are more productive when they take periods of rest to recharge.[1] Taking breaks once in a while helps boost your performance and can help make you feel more motivated.

So, take some time to relax. You never know, you might even like it.

Final Thoughts

Learning how to overcome boredom may be difficult at the beginning, but it can be easier if you make use of some techniques. You can start with my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom and work your way from there. So, ready your mind and make use of these tips, and you will be overcoming boredom in no time.

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