I recently heard Anne Lamott’s audio writing workshop and there was one story (and hack) that I particularly liked.
Anne was telling how she doesn’t care much for style and how she usually wears comfy clothes. But that one time she was dating an annoying man (her exact words), who loved short and tight dresses and skirts. So she went shopping with her best friend and tried on a tight lavender dress. Probably unhappy with what she saw in the mirror, Anne asked her best friend: “Do you think it makes me fat?” Her best friend gave the most amazing answer: “Come on Anne, you don’t have that kind of time!”
The answer blew my mind. It blew Annie’s mind as well. In fact, she made it her personal mantra. Continue reading