The 10 Most Innovative, Unique Ways To Make Your Daily Routine More Productive

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My dad used to joke that I could only function on two levels: do everything or do nothing; be an overachiever or a sloth. Teasing aside, for a long time I was in the habit of expending all my energy in intermittent, intense bursts, like metaphorical sprints of 14-hour days and insane undertakings in short periods of time, and then I’d just crash and be non-functioning for a week. (Needless to say: it was unhealthy and not sustainable.)
After a lot of needless anxiety, I’m still miles from being a master of deliberately scheduling my time in a completely productive, happy, healthy way. But I’m getting there, mostly because I’ve sought advice, learned for myself, and am generally interested in shit happy people do. So here you have it, a few of the points I’ve gathered from such ventures (and without a doubt, tricks I swear by.)

1. Use scent and sound recognition to cultivate…

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101 Things I Will Teach My Daughters

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1. Chocolate is only a temporary fix.

2. A properly-fitting bra is not a luxury. It is a necessity.

3. Your happiness is your happiness and yours alone.

4. How to apply red lipstick.

5. How to wear the crap out of red lipstick.

6. A boyfriend does not validate your existence.

7. Eat the extra slice of pizza.

8. Wear what makes you feel gracefully at ease.

9. Love the world unconditionally.

10. Seek beauty in all things.

11. Buy your friends dinner when you can.

12. Wear sunscreen like it’s your second job.

13. Try with all your might to keep in contact with far-away friends.

14. Make the world feel at ease around you.

15. Walk with your head up.

16. Order a cheeseburger on the first date if you want to.

17. Never, ever bite your nails.

18. Swipe on some lipstick, put on your leather…

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