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7 Tiny Changes To Try Out This Week

Small ways to make your life better.

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1. If you have 3 mins: Jazz up your water.

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In the hot weather, take three minutes (if that) to cut up a lemon and put the segments into a big water jug to keep in the fridge. If you have them, stuff in some mint leaves too. After a long commute enjoy ice-cold gently flavoured water in your fridge. And feel like a smart adult in the process." – Rose Troup-Buchanan

You could even go an extra step and buy a specific jug for this fancy water. I love this one, which comes with a built-in glass.

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2. If you have 5 minutes: Try stream-of-consciousness writing.

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I've written before about pixelthoughts (a website where you type in your worries and watch them float away), but you don't need a site to try it out. Take a look into automatic writing and try it out – it's very liberating to just write down your fears and worries without thinking, and then just walk away.

3. If you have 10 minutes: Organise your keys.

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If you're tired of always trying to find your keys in your bag, then just wrap your keys in a bit of thread (number 4 on this list). If you're not that crafty, then invest in a brightly coloured key-ring – Skinnydip does fun ones (above).

4. If you have 15 minutes: Watch this Beyoncé megamix.

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Technically it's 12'30", but you can use the other two and a half minutes to rewatch your fave bits.

5. If you have 20 minutes: Start a new morning habit.

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Chelsey says: "Recently I've started listening to audiobooks while I get ready in the morning, and it's such a nice way to start the day. I'm working through the Stephen Fry-narrated Harry Potter books at the moment, but can also really recommend the audio version of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (narrated by Scarlett Johansson). SOMETIMES, I even listen in the shower but this requires a pretty decent speaker – I use a Bose Soundlink Mini."

6. If you have 30 minutes: Interview your loved ones.

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I read this amazing piece by my friend and co-worker Roz, and immediately wanted to call up my parents. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to dive right in with questions like "what's your biggest regret?", but you can learn just as much from your loved ones with questions like "what are your desert island discs?". The Proust questionnaire (the one that's at the back of Vanity Fair) is also a good place to start.

7. If you have 30 seconds: Read this tweet.

Kitten thinks she is a dog after being raised by a Husky.

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