Send Me an E-mail If there will be Rain Tomorrow

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Top 10 Unpleasant, Daily Experiences You Can Make More Enjoyable

When you can’t solve life’s big problems, solve the small ones. Here are 10 everyday experiences that are no fun, and how to make them a bit more enjoyable.

10. Make the Most of Your Long Commute

Top 10 Unpleasant, Daily Experiences You Can Make More Enjoyable

Driving to work can seem like hours stolen from your life, every single day. But it doesn’t have to be all bad. Make it a bit more productive and fun with some audiobooks or brain-boosting podcasts. Sit up straight and do some “desk exercises” to keep yourself from getting cramped. Practice a little mindfulness. And, most importantly, test different routes to keep things interesting (and find the fastest way there).

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9. Turn Boring Small Talk Into a Real Conversation

Top 10 Unpleasant, Daily Experiences You Can Make More Enjoyable

Nobody likes small talk—it’s boring, awkward, and plays out the same way every time. “Nice weather we’re having…what do you do for a living? Oh, verrrry interesting…” But it’s not hard to take that small talk and turn it into a real conversation. For example, when someone asks you how you’re doing, respond with a small detail instead of just “good”. Arm yourself with relevant topics to the event or situation at hand. And, when in doubt, fall back on the FORD technique: Ask them questions about their family, occupation, recreation, and dreams. Chances are, you’ll find something you have in common.

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