Stop Being an Uptight Jackass

Lessons from a reformed Type A personality

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Photo by Eneida Nieves via Unsplash

The temper tantrum I pulled following this could have registered on the Richter Scale. I slammed pots and pans. I snapped at people. I fought back tears.

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Learn to take a compliment

Acknowledge your own magnificence, for God’s sake.

Leave the office at…5pm.

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Photo by Kevin Laminto via Unsplash

Germs are everywhere. Stop freaking out.

My grandmother had a theory that you eat a peck of dust before you die. I have no idea how much a peck is. But I think I’m pretty close to my lifetime allotment.

Give up control

Give in to imperfection

If you’re running a potluck at work and you end up with three sides and eight desserts, no one is going to die. Well, Kevin with the blood sugar issues might, but no one ever got mad that there were too many desserts.

Let someone else win

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Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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