Category: Get Your Shit Together

Advice & Tips, Get Your Shit Together, Life-hacks July 4, 2018

January promotes “New Year, New You,” March and April urge “spring cleaning,” and autumn takes you “back to school”—all perfectly fine times of the year to reassess your goals and get your life in order. But what about summer? Just because many of us (including yours truly) consider it the most fun, free-wheeling, lovely time […]

Get Your Shit Together, Humor March 22, 2017

Get your shit together, people. RULE #1: If the flight is not full, you may move your seat after you ask a flight attendant to point out unclaimed seats and receive his/her permission to swap. You don’t get to just sit wherever you want. This is ticketed air travel, not some free Indigo Girls concert […]

Advice & Tips, Get Your Shit Together, Motivation, New Year, New You, Organization January 11, 2017

Well, we’ve made it to January, the month immediately following the bank account-draining, waistband-straining holiday season, which is traditionally reserved for making resolutions to spend less, eat better, and, well, generally get your shit together. Except that by now—at nearly the mid-way point—a lot of people have already given up on their pretty pledges. Why […]

Advice & Tips, Get Your Shit Together, Money, Motivation, Organization January 11, 2017

We all need that one friend to give us some straight-talking advice, or a kick up the backside now and then. But asking a mate for her totally honest opinion about your latest office meltdown or dating disaster can also lead to a cocktail in the face. Or, at least, some pretty damaged feelings. Because […]

Advice & Tips, Get Your Shit Together, New Year, New You January 3, 2017

And so we arrive at New Year’s Resolution time again. What is it about January 1 that makes people who’ve languished for twelve months in messy homes, tight pants, and bad relationships suddenly log on to Facebook and publicly vow to turn everything around? That’s not how change works. Sure, January 1, 2017 happens to […]

Get Your Shit Together, Life-hacks, Money, Work December 27, 2016

Focusing on what I hated about my life was the best motivation. There are many gurus out there for whom the word “aspirational” is a real turn-on. These folks want you to be the best version of yourself, work the hardest, and reap the most reward. And that’s all fine and dandy (I’m looking at […]

Get Your Shit Together, Motivation, Self-confidence December 11, 2016

Mental decluttering, big life changes, and the magic of getting your shit together We all have our Oh shit moments. They can happen when we compare the balance in our bank account to the balance on our credit card and find out what “overdraft protection” was meant for, or when we pull on our favorite pair of […]

Get Your Shit Together October 20, 2016

I wrote another profane self-help book so you don’t have to This one, which will be published by Little, Brown and Company on December 27th, is a follow-up to The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and a continuation of my crusade for mental decluttering. Get Your Sh*t Together shows you how to set goals, how to push through small annoyances […]

Advice & Tips, Get Your Shit Together, Money, Motivation, Organization January 19, 2016

In 2015, I saved $10,000, quit my job, started a freelance business, and wrote a book. Now, at the start of 2016, my husband and I are selling our two-bedroom New York apartment, downsizing to a small condo, and will be spending half the year in the Dominican Republic where we just finished building a […]