How to be Smarter: Take a piece of paper, and follow it in half down the middle. On the top of one side put “Love,” and at the top of the other column put “Don’t Love.” Write down all the things you are loving about your life in the first column, and on the other side, write down all the things that are less than ideal. Then draw a line horizontal across the page under your Love/Don’t Love lists, and in the bottom of each column brainstorm ways to incorporate more of the things you love and ways to fix the things you don’t love. (My friend Amanda gave me this tip like six months ago, but it’s become such a part of my routine–I do it a few times a month– that I forgot to blog about it until now. I usually hang my most recent list up near my desk as a reminder of what I should be working on that week).
How to be Prettier: If you have a dress you love but the length is a little short, put the dress on first and then put a longer skirt on over the bottom. You will still be wearing the dress on top, but the length will become more appropriate with the addition of the skirt.
How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: It’s impossible to watch this video and not smile.