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How To Use To Do Lists

This is going to sound so dramatic, but to do lists are what keeps me sane. When you feel like you’re in over your head, to do lists can help structure everything you need to do and guide you in when and how you should do it. Having everything broken down into little steps on paper can help you realise it’s not actually so bad, especially when you see how quickly you’re ticking off those boxes. Which, by the way, can we talk about ticking off boxes for a while? In my opinion, it’s one of the best feelings ever! You feel like you really accomplished something, which is a very rewarding feeling, and the ticked box is right there to remind you of all you’ve already managed to do. It’s pretty awesome.
I want to share a few different kinds of to do lists with you, and how you can use them to make your life so much easier.

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Being Rude To Strangers?

I want to pick your brains again. Last friday, I was cycling to Utrecht central station, in a big crowd of people. We stopped at a red light. Behind me, I heard a girl say to her friend: “do you hate Air Max as much as I do?” To which the friend replied: “yeah, especially white ones with blue accents.” “Especially with purple socks in them. Purple socks with white dots.” “So ugly. Who wears something like that.” “Yeah, eww, hahaha!”

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Appreciating the Little Things

Every now and then, someone comments on how cheerful and happy I always look. Even though I’m not really always cheerful and happy, I do have a little tip I want to share with you: it’s all about the details. I’ve found that in order to overcome big downs in your life, or just to feel happiness on a daily basis, you need to learn to appreciate the little things in life. All of the little things sum up to be something quite big: the beautiful world around us. Realising this and learning how to truly see it will bring you amazing, easily accessible joy.

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