The Average Girl's "How To" Guide

Advice on how to live a well-balanced lifestyle

Month: August, 2012

How To: Question Everything

by Shannon

Watch someone get up early on their day off, even though they don’t have to.

How To: Love Your New Job

by Shannon

Realize you no longer are required to document your day in 15 minute increments. You can just actually do your work.

How To: Feel More Than A Little Smug

by Shannon

Have someone propose New Year’s Eve plans with you.
In August.



How To: Deal With Uncertainty

by Shannon

When the host at the airport bar asks you if you’re over 18 (you definitely, definitely are), become confused and realize that your confusion at the question actually just looks like you’re trying to lie.

Order a gingerale because you’re still hungover from last night, and realize that now it just looks like you were lying, and were afraid of getting caught.

How To: Get A Runaround Answer From Your Boyfriend

by Shannon

Send him a photo of the bookshelf you want, and ask him, So, what do you think, can we buy it?

That will guarantee he won’t answer Yes or No, even though that’s exactly what you’re asking.

How To: Be Effective

by Shannon

Clean the bathtub AND yourself while you’re in it.

Two birds. One stone.

How To: Get A Great Workout

by Shannon

Pretend you’re a mermaid in your condo pool until someone walks in and surprises you. Proceed to do multiple laps in the pool to show them that No, you were not pretending to be a mermaid, you’re just a really great swimmer and it’s a very professional swimmer move that you saw in the Olympics, okay?

How To: Motivate Yourself To Go To The Gym

by Shannon

It’s easy! Just ________________________.


(Please fill in the blank, because I have no idea.)

How To: Feel Better About Yourself

by Shannon

It’s the other guy in the pool, not you, who accidentally pushes the emergency button instead of the hot tub jets.

How To: Really Stop And Smell The Roses

by Shannon

Don’t wear jeans when it’s hot out.

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