Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist, Nita Strauss, recently posted a photo of herself on her Instagram account and revealed that she has been on a ‘social media diet‘ and explained the reason why she decided to do that, which really excited her fans.
As you may recall, in 2018 Nita Strauss had launched a Kickstarter campaign for her debut album ‘Controlled Chaos‘ which was a huge success and within two hours she managed to raise eight times more than her initial goal. She produced her first record herself and played all the bass and guitars, but also did most of the engineering.
The highly anticipated album’s vinyl version actually sold–out before the release. ‘Controlled Chaos’ was released in November 2018, and it debuted on the Billboard charts at Number 1 on ‘Top New Artist,’ Number 3 on ‘Laber Independent, and Number 4 on ‘Top Hard Music’ categories.
Over a month ago, the successful rockstar had informed her fans that she has started working on her second solo album, which had highly excited them. With her recent Instagram post, Nita Strauss explained how she has managed to stay focused on working on her upcoming album and advised her fans to follow her steps.
In the caption of her post, Strauss revealed that she started a ‘social media diet’ in the beginning of 2021 and that it has been going really well, as abstinence from social media has helped her focus on her task. She advised her fans to find their own burden in finding their ‘flow’ while surprising them by saying that her album is almost done and that although she hasn’t been very active on social media, her album will make up for that.
Here’s what Nita Strauss said in the caption of her recent Instagram post:
“F I N D Y O U R F L O W 🌊
I find that I get my best work done in a quiet flow state when I’m not stopping to post a story or a meme or taking a break to scroll through what other people are doing with their day. So at the beginning of the year, I set up an app time limit on my phone: 20 minutes a day on each social media platform I use- FB, IG, and Twitter.
I’ve needed to bypass that limit a couple of times- less than 5, like when I do an ‘ask a question’ type post and I want to answer a lot of comments. But by and large, I’ve stuck to my ‘social media diet‘ – no more mindless scrolling, just purposeful posts when I have something to say- and now I have an album almost finished and I’ve been more productive than ever.”
She went on to say:
“My takeaway from all this: if you have things in life you want to accomplish but you aren’t getting done, figure out what‘s holding you back from getting into that beautiful flow state, when you can work without distractions and truly devote your mind to your practice. It might not be social media for you, but we all have something! Once you remove that distraction, you’ll be shocked at what you can accomplish.
(Also, write your captions in your phone notes so it doesn’t count against the time haha.)
I’ve missed catching up with everyone a lot- but I think you‘re going to like the end result when you hear this album 😏 What’s something you do to get yourself into a flow state and minimize distractions? Photo by Bradley Todd.”
Click here to check out the photo that Nita Strauss posted on her Instagram account.