If you are a person, you will have stress! GUH. But guess what? Against all normal proclivities I have to procrastinate & generally combust when faced with the slightest obstacle, I am actually dealing with mine in a totally fun and responsible manner lately while I coordinate moving, promotions for my movie, scheduling conflicts with a project I’d REALLY like to do this summer as well, and my full-time day job.
Here is how to do it like I’ve been (if for some wild, gin-fueled reason, you want to do that):
1. Drink green tea with lemon. Turns out magazines are not messing around when they tell you to drink green tea, you guys. If you listen to only one thing Cosmopolitan ever told you (and dear god, please let it be ONLY THIS ONE THING BECAUSE WOW, Cosmo is the worst and most ill-advised print publication on the planet except for maybe certain terrorist circulars, and I know I am going to get flak for making that comparison but I submit that this post is light-hearted and self-aware and I merely mean Cosmo can be a TERRORIST TO RELATIONSHIPS if you listen to it, except for this green tea thing in their health & beauty section. REALLY), you should drink green tea with lemon. I have to do decaf because I run on about eight cups of joe a day or half that if it’s espresso, and I don’t want my little heart to explode out of my little chest. I’ve been drinking it at night for the last few weeks and I wake up feeling refreshed and I could be wrong, but I sense a little immune boost? I’ll take what I can get.
2. Give yourself a present. So you’re broke, duh, we all are, we are millenials (and if you read that TIME article I just linked and your feelings aren’t a little sting-y, congratulations! You probably don’t read my blog because you are more well adjusted than I). But you can take the burn out of your pockets if you let yourself buy something unnecessary every now and then, even if it’s something silly like this $12 origami crane necklace I picked up this week:
I’m not saying retail is the answer, and of course the idea is not to go overboard, but I think little luxuries, whatever those are to you, make it a whole lot easier to eat ramen four times a week.
3. Don’t stay in when you’re grouchy! Like, for real. Suck it up and go out and see people and do something social, even if it means an all nighter & you have work the next day. Of course, this could always backfire and you could be more grouchy, but all I’m saying is that last night I went to the midnight showing of The Great Gatsby and I had a much better time doing something laissez-faire like blowing off sleep for a deliciously indulgent, big, sparkly, glitter cake of a film with my boyfriend & some of his friends than I would have if I just let myself sit in bed all night, thinking about all the shit I have to do later.
And there you have it. My recipe for combating stress-related inertia.
And also? Because it wouldn’t be my blog if I didn’t shamelessly plug my own upcoming film, here is the new concept poster for Desperate Dolls:
The crowdsourcing campaign kicks off soon! Click on the poster for all that jazz.
Now I’m off to finish my tea and grab something off my bookshelf to read. Maybe I should have made “read” #4 on the list? But you already read things, you literate darlings, you. xx