That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with the wrong things. You use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever.
Our agency has a new president who started today.
In his welcome speech, he promised to fix the issues of the fridge’s cheese drawer, and later he threatened to start a fight club with the interns.
A+ president, would president again
Things I rely on regularly to improve my daily life:
- Using a spoon to pop the seal on a jar. Just slip the spoon up under the lid, press down gently to pop the seal, and enjoy your pickles.
- "I" statements when dealing with emotionally-charged conversations. I learned about these in high school, and while I may have forgotten that I was a democratically-elected member of my student council my senior year (I honestly forgot I was the student body secretary until I revisited my HS yearbook earlier this year, WTF brain) I remember learning about “I” statements and they have come in handy so much throughout my life.
- If you need to fix something, there’s probably a YouTube tutorial for it. Even if you don’t feel confident enough to tackle, say, replacing a leaky hose in your freezer, you at least can get enough knowledge to know if your repairman is working you over.
- White vinegar + baking soda = immensely satisfying drain cleaner
- Sometimes laying in bed under the covers with all the lights off is a perfectly acceptable way to spend a few hours until you feel well enough to re-enter society.
- Be brave. Even if you aren’t, fake it. Nobody can tell the difference.