Never go to the supermarket hungry and right after work. It never goes well for me and always ends in frustration and impatience.
Planning what to wear the night before during the work week is always the best option because in morning at 6AM, nothing seems to go together or look right.
I’m not 22 and anything more than two alcoholic beverages in quick succession will make me feel gross the next morning.
Trying to function on less than seven hours of sleep does not make me a nice person to work with or be around.
8 hours of computer time during the work day is plenty
Always eat breakfast
Being self deprecating about something serious is never quite as funny to other people as it is to you
Bring a cardigan/blazer/jacket everywhere
Writing down my worries/fears/frustrations is always better than letting them simmer in my brain and result in an irrational breakdown
Similarly, going for a walk/jog when feeling worried/stressed/frustrated is always a better idea than sitting on the couch watching mindless television
Getting rid of cable is freeing for so much more than just the budget
Nothing ever tastes as good as your mother’s spaghetti sauce
Cookie dough is not a fulfilling dinner
Unless you want to pick up trash all over the place in the morning, wait to put it out on the curb to the morning of trash pickup. Or, buy a barrel. ( OK this lesson took me a few times to learn- gross. )
Being cynical is a survival skill and NOT a way of life.
Bookstores, libraries, and art museums are my happy places to be solo.