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19 Ways to Remain Average and Unspectacular After Work

1. Turn On the TV

2. Don’t Open Your Drawer With the Gym Clothes

  • I’ve had a long day and I’m tired.
  • I have a long day tomorrow and I should conserve what energy I have.
  • I need to eat dinner first, and it’ll be too late by then.
  • I don’t have anyone to go with .
  • I had to wake up early this morning and I don’t have energy at 6pm.
  • I’m fat. I’m just straight-up fat.

3. Check Email / Instagram / Twitter / Snapchat / Facebook

4. Drink Alcohol

5. Drink Caffeine

  • Relationships
  • Quality of work
  • Emotional wellness
  • Motivation
  • Energy
  • Sex drive
  • Decision-making
  • Inspiration
  • Creativity

6. Drink Soda and Eat Junk Food

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7. Play Video Games and Phone Apps

8. Stay Up Late

9. Keep Your Phone Within Arm’s Reach

10. Don’t Read Blogs or Listen to Podcasts

11. Watch Sports

12. Watch Porn, Reality TV, and the News

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13. Shop Online

14. Put No Effort Into a Side-Business

15. Complain About Coworkers / Bosses / Your Commute / How Tired You Are / The Weather / The Cost of Gas / (Be Creative)

“Complaining is expressing ungratitude towards what God has dealt to you. And what life he deals out is what he intended and wanted. By complaining we hack away and destroy a small part of the larger whole.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

16. Spend a Long Time Making Dinner (and Don’t Pack Lunch Either)

17. Don’t Connect With Friends

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18. Worry About the Next Day

19. Wish It Was the Weekend Already

  1. You’ll accomplish it. You’ll get very skilled at getting through the days as fast as possible.
  2. Every boring, annoying, uncomfortable moment will eventually be numbed out and passed through without remembering it.
  3. Your days will start to fly by. Birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones will come sooner and sooner. Life will get much faster because you’re seeking to “get through” it, not savoring it.
  4. Your highs will only be during times where you’re free from unwanted obligations like work, school, commuting, etc. These times will seem rarer and rarer. All the rest of your time (which is most of it) won’t be enjoyed that much, if at all.

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