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In A Nutshell Part 4

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 In a nutshell…

  1. Disappointments are a part of life. Don’t let them stop you. Let them better you.
  2. Sometimes it’s only good on paper.
  3. You don’t need anyone’s permission to do what you want to do or to be who you want to be.
  4. Be fearless. If you can’t, think of your most fearless friend, and be her.
  5. “When I’m sad, I stop being sad, and be awesome instead. True Story.”  — Barney Stinson.
  6. Think of how you can be awesome. Use that.
  7. Always choose awesome above anything else.
  8. If you’re not sure what to say, don’t say anything.
  9. You’d be surprised by who in life can, and will, help you. All you have to do is ask, kindly.
  10. It’s okay to have feelings. It’s not okay to let those feelings rule your life.
  11. A cluttered room often leads to a cluttered mind. De-clutter your room, de-clutter your mind.
  12. Don’t be afraid to spring for a housekeeper every now and then. It’s a good gift to give yourself, better than Dominos even.
  13. Don’t freak out if you eat poorly, just work out harder the next day.
  14. Work out, because it frees tension.
  15. Instead of being afraid of the unknown, be excited by it.
  16. Try not to get overwhelmed. If you figure out how to do this, let me know how.
  17. Keep a childhood toy in your room. It will make you smile.
  18. Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.
  19. Pet a dog.
  20. You can always read more.

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In a nutshell…

  1. If you’re really upset, try eating something. Maybe you’re just hungry.
  2. “Don’t leave your sweater on a chair at starbucks.” — My friend Katie.
  3. When you’re nervous about something, project the successful, stress-free end result in your mind. Visualization can be powerful.
  4. Cook more often.
  5. Instead of being jealous of your friends, try being happy for them instead.
  6. Having jealousy is like drinking poison and expecting it to kill someone else.
  7. Remember: Facebook is not real life. It’s a projection of life.
  8. Let your friends know you care about them, even if it’s just via a silly text.
  9. When it comes to your emotions, you’re the one in charge here. Decide how you want to feel.
  10. Do little favors for people. You may need a little favor one day.
  11. Let yourself be surprised by the world.
  12. Don’t be upset if other people don’t notice your weight loss. As long as you notice it, that’s what counts.
  13. And don’t get discouraged if you’re not losing weight as fast as you’d hoped. Just keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll see a change.
  14. You can find a solution, or you can find an excuse. An excuse is easier; a solution is rewarding.
  15. Buy a new perfume (or cologne) just for the hell of it.
  16. Find little adventures to go on during the week. Maybe it’s just switching up your supermarket. Who cares, it’s new to you — boom, instant adventure.
  17. Don’t ask for help unless you really need it. Someone who asks for help all the time isn’t fun to be around.
  18. But if you really need it, definitely ask.
  19. Stop biting your nails. It’s time.
  20. Let someone else worry for you.

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In A Nutshell Part 2

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In a nutshell…

  1. We’re put on this Earth to see what happens tomorrow, because you never know.
  2. It is never too late to quit a bad habit.
  3. One email can change your life.
  4. If you believe in your work, other people will, too.
  5. To quote Journey, “Don’t stop believin'”.
  6. Eating healthy is not as difficult as it seems. Buy some frozen fish fillets in a bag and get some couscous and you’re golden.
  7. Season 5 of The Simpsons is a natural treasure.
  8. If you’re feeling sad or down, watch The Simpsons. The old, good ones. It’s impossible to feel sad while watching The Simpsons. Unless it’s a sad episode (“DO IT FOR HER” omg.)
  9. The guy who doesn’t text you back is exactly the guy who isn’t worth it.
  10. People who sincerely like and want to help you are the best kinds of people. Don’t screw it up.
  11. “Don’t NOT do something just because you are embarrassed.” — my friend Katie. She’s right. Don’t miss out on opportunities because you’re worried about embarrassing yourself. Just dive in.
  12. Respond to those emails.
  13. Never underestimate what an iced coffee can do for you. It could change your whole day.
  14. Take a walk. Clear your mind. Feel good.
  15. Don’t rush things.
  16. Hang out with your cousins.
  17. Stop resisting. Unless you’re in a knife fight.
  18. Don’t take Twitter too seriously.
  19. The $6 bottle of Chardonnay is fine.
  20. Be happy for your friends and they’ll be happy for you. Don’t breed jealousy.

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In a nutshell…

  1. It is better to be someone’s priority than to be their option.
  2. Lots of things suck, but they’re balanced by lots of things that don’t suck.
  3. People will disappoint you. It’s up to you to decide how disappointed you want to be.
  4. If something feels wrong, it’s wrong.
  5. Trust your gut. As women, we’re made to feel silly for trusting our gut, and that’s bullshit.
  6. You don’t have to know the answers to everything, or even half of everything.
  7. Showing up can be the hardest thing to do.
  8. To quote Maya Angelou, for the millionth time, “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” It’s a lesson I’m still learning, but I’ll get it right one day.
  9. If he doesn’t text back, he’s probably not interested.
  10. The older you get, the slower the weight comes off.
  11. Do or do not. There is no try. (Yoda.)
  12. What’s really important to you may not even blip on someone else’s radar. We only see a small fraction of other peoples’ lives. So calm down.
  13. It’s only scary if you make it scary.
  14. Laziness is an abhorrent trait.
  15. Waking up sucks, but you’ll get more done if you wake up earlier rather than later. So just wake up earlier.
  16. You can’t rush into your next relationship. It happens when you’re not trying. Because that’s when you’re free.
  17. Stop texting people at 2 AM. Your college days are over.
  18. You have to do the best with what you have. No excuses.
  19. Excuses are weaknesses served as reasons. They’re not reasons.
  20. Wine is never a bad idea.

 

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