Thursday, September 10, 2009

A favorite of mine...

Meandering throughout the internet world one early morning at work, I stumbled upon a blog that managed to provide a wealth of inspiration through its simplicity. I've compiled a few of my favorites :)
How to be (less) Awkward: Be with a guy that likes you enough to brag about your accomplishments independent of his own to people in his life.

How to be Smarter: Spend ten minutes a day doing something that will help you reach your ultimate goal. Ten minutes a day writing your novel; ten minutes a day doing jumping jacks; ten minutes a day researching better career options. Time adds up in a real, quantifiable way.

How to be Smarter: Clutter isn’t about too much stuff; its about being indecisive about what you really need in your life. This applies to both physical and mental clutter.

How to be (less) Awkward: When meeting the boyfriend’s ex/old hookup buddy, you must compliment her on one specific thing. Its so much harder to talk badly about someone behind their back if they have made the effort to be nice to you.

How to be Smarter: When you stop having fun, get out. This applies to jobs, relationships, and shopping trips.

How to be (less) Awkward: Always say thank you to your bus driver, cab driver, retail helpers, teachers as you leave their class, party hosts, and more.

How to be (less) Awkward: A friend once told me that a retort that no one can argue with is, “I do what I want” said with a mischievous yet sweet smile; she is right.

How to be Smarter:
Stop wasting your precious time. If a guy is looking at his phone while he’s talking to you, he’s not interested. Next.

How to be (less) Awkward: Just because you are sitting with a group, doesn’t mean everything has to be a group decision. I don’t care what kind of sushi you are thinking of ordering, and I certainly don’t want to hear a ten minute discussion about it. Exceptions: if I have crush on you or you employ me. Or both.
How to be Prettier: No black tights after April 15. No exceptions. Its summer girls!

How to be (less) Awkward: At a minimum, you are required to be as careful with other people’s hearts as they are with yours. If someone is holding your heart with two hands, treat theirs like glass as well. If someone is juggling your heart, tossing it up in the air, and dropping it on occasion, it’s okay to clutch theirs less tightly.
How to be (less) Awkward: Does anybody ever like a complainer? Are your problems really interesting to everyone else, all of the time? Does talking about things, instead of fixing them, ever work?

How to be Smarter: All financial advice can seem so complicated and long winded. It all boils down to: Live within your means, save for retirement, have an emergency fund, and pay off credit card debt. If all four at once seem daunting, your goal should be to start doing one more of those things a month, and, after four months, you should be on track, doing all of them.

How to be (less) Awkward: Awkwardness is a mental state only; it is not physical; and you create it in your head. Remembering this is helpful in a state of uncomfortableness.

The rest of this fabulous blog can be found here

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