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Hacks to make life a little easier

It's hard out here

Hi friends! Did you know that Rachel McAdams turned down the role of Andy in The Devil Wears Prada, and Anne Hathaway was the ninth choice?! We’re speechless... for once. Keep reading for another TDWP treat. 🙂 

Today’s tunes: We won’t be surprised if Winnetka Bowling League’s new single “Sha La La” is our #1 played song on Spotify this year. You’re welcome. 

Small Hacks to Make Life a Little Easier

Not sure about you, but we’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. Maybe it's the 70-degree weather immediately followed by snow in the Midwest or the fact that when we ‘bend and snap’ these days so do the rest of our bones and joints. 🥴

So if you’re feeling a little dull too, we’ve put together a list of small and simple things that we do when we’re two seconds away from throwing our laptops out of the window. 

Put your phone away. Placing your phone across the room at night, or better yet, outside of it completely, will limit the doom scrolling before you fall asleep and immediately when you wake up. According to Forbes, reaching for your phone first thing in the AM is “priming your brain for distraction,” and can immediately trigger stress responses.  

Pick out your clothes the night before. We’ve never regretted a morning workout, but could really do without the whole waking-up-early part, ya know? Choosing workout clothes the night before eliminates the chances of you skipping the gym because you “have nothing to wear.”

Schedule catch-ups with friends. Scheduling a FaceTime or call with a friend and putting it in your calendar ahead of time can help avoid playing phone tag for two months straight. We’re all busy here!!

Time block (and take breaks!). We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again! Carving out a set time to do specific tasks can help organize your priorities and helps create a sense of control over your work. 

Clear up phone storage. So you don’t even know where to start with the 38294 photos of your dog… we GET it. The hack? Search whatever day it is in your photos to see every one taken on that day through the years. This way you can figure out which ones you want to keep or delete without having to relive every moment from 2015 (including your off-the-shoulder top era). Thanks to our friend Jenny for the hot tip! 🫶

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…while you eat an entire bag of gummi sharks from Target. 

Not only will Selena Gomez executive produce and guest star in a reboot of Wizards of Waverly Place, but she also just released a new bop, “Love On.” And we love it!

By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.” An iconic The Devil Wears Prada reunion took place at the 2024 SAG Awards last weekend right away, Meryl Streep tripped on stage. Stars…they’re just like us!  

For the days you want a sandwich but also maybe pizza (us every day tbh) we present to you… pizza sandwiches by Moribyan. 🤤

Thanks so much for reading! We’re more than halfway through the week; you got this. TTYL! ❤️

—Rod & Gabi

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