Sep 12, 2012

10 Things You Should Do Right Now

Currently addicted to Thought Catalog and here's a post I was inspired by today..

30 Things You Should Do Right Now.
I've picked my top 10

1. Floss. Shut up about blood and it getting stuck in your teeth or a general fear of dentistry and just floss.

2. Sell your microwave. You’d be shocked how much healthier you eat when you have to clean a pan after every meal.

3. Read books. Don’t blow your money on a Kindle under the premise that it’ll make you read more. Reread a book you were forced to read in high school and go from there.

4. Drink chamomile tea. It’s good for nearly every part of your body. Stop hoping one more cup of coffee will halt the shaking and you’ll magically end up on the other side of sanity like Buddha during a fast. Drink some calming, honey-laden tea and think for a second.

5. Read your local news. What’s going on in Syria or Mitt Romney’s hair is important, yes, but it doesn’t really affect your everyday life. Like it or not, you are subject to traffic reports and crime rates much more than you are to Paul Ryan.

6. Drive through that area of town everyone tells you not to. Poor people are not hiding in foreign countries; they just shop at a different store than you. Don’t be a tourist, but don’t hit “Detour” on your Garmin when you leave the safety of gentrification.

7. Find an appliance in your home and take it apart, then put it back together. I wouldn’t suggest your computer or Tivo, but maybe your toaster or alarm clock. Realize what goes into the things around you that make your life so easy.

8. Remember that you live in this world, not your own, and reality has a way of biting you while your back is turned. It doesn’t play by rules and doesn’t give a shit about your dreams or plans. Be prepared. Don’t panic. 

9. Try new things sexually. Set some boundaries, but be open to most anything.

10. Write something every day. Doesn’t matter if it’s a bitch-fest against your roommate or the philosophical ponderings brought on by an episode of Breaking Bad. Write a review of everything you encounter: sandwiches, intersections, elevator music. Realize that no matter your stature, about 1% of what you write will ever be seen by anyone but you


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