Hi there. Happy Monday.
One of the worst things about Mondays is the Sunday Scaries the night before, which is what happens when the anxiety of the impending week starts to close in on you. I haven’t had an acute case of Sunday Scaries in awhile, but last night they had a resurgence. Did any of you feel that, too? I’m blaming winter.
I can’t do anything about Sunday night struggles, but I can tell you three things you can let go of this week to start living a more low-maintenance life. Here goes:
- Being Sad on Valentine’s Day: I hate a cliche, and there’s nothing more cliche than being a sad sack on Valentine’s Day (tomorrow!) because you’re alone. Shake off that single-girl banality and schedule a massage, splurge on some takeout, and binge watch all the episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 1 (Trust me, that season is pure gold.) I can promise you that you’ll be having a better night than all the couples going out for a cheesy, overpriced Valentine’s Day dinner. And you can wear sweatpants. Win-Win.
- Being Nice: I’m loving the My Favorite Murder podcast by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, and one of the things they always say is “F*ck Politeness,” because so many times women end up in precarious situations when they’re worried about being impolite. Nice is an overrated quality, and bitches get stuff done.
- Having Perfect Handwriting: I struggle with this big time– my handwriting is so awful. My cousins have the most beautiful handwriting, and I think about how ugly mine is every time I see the beauty they impart on a grocery list. But I’ve been working at handwriting for almost 25 years, so at this point it’s not worth the effort to change those habits. As long as you can read it, it’s good enough.