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🎉 Tip: Make an activity slot machine (it’s simpler than it sounds)

Our brains love randomness. It’s why Las Vegas casinos are expecting big re-openings and why we scroll through a million boring pics on Instagram for the chance of stumbling upon something magical (like this impression of the iceberg…


🏡 Today’s tip: Ask yourself, what would you do if it was your first day here?

Do you ever look around your life and feel sort of deeply, existentially meh about it all? …


🐱 Today’s tip: Make time for play.

You make time to work, and probably you make time for your Important Hobbies with Tangible Results (quarantine macrame, anyone?) But what about just regular old pointless play? Ruth Terry writes on Medium about how in pandemic times, she’s learned life lessons from…


🍹 Today’s Tip: Plan a “Little Saturday.”

When you really think about it, there is no good reason why anyone has to save all their fun for the weekend. This week, take a page from Scandinavia, where people celebrate lillördag, or “Little Saturday.” Plan to gather (in whatever way is…


🍿 Today’s tip: Make a normal TV veg-out session into a movie night.

“In our busy, goal-driven society, it’s easy to overlook the delight found in the little moments,” Itxy Lopez writes in Mind Cafe. “We try to achieve so much in so little time that the beauty of life…


🗓 ️Today’s tip: Ask yourself, “Where are the holes in my schedule?”

Fun is all well and good once you’ve finished your homework…but the problem is, when you’re a grownup, you’re never finished with your homework. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t make time for fun. As entrepreneurship coach Charlene…


Today’s tip: Reduce your subconscious stress by closing some loops.

As James Surowiecki writes in Forge, having “open loops”—that is, unfinished tasks on your list—is surprisingly exhausting. …


📺 Today’s tip: Block off time for some senseless, silly, fun media.

When we talk about “media diets,” we tend to talk about how to cut out the junk. The goal is to hook ourselves up to a steady stream of nutritious information that doesn’t leave any room for the…


A woman wearing a Joker face mask peering through a crack.
Photo: Graiki/Getty Images

Here is an actual thought I just had: Oh boy, I know what would be fun! A *different* flavor of tea! Yes, it’s a cry for help. But also, I’m probably not alone in finding that life during Covid has skewed toward the monotonous.

Seven or maybe 100 months in…

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