1 IS YOUR WEEKEND AGENDA ALREADY SET BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON?
Haven’t a clue where you’re going until five minutes before you step out the door? Routines drag you down. That’s why you have an awesome time when, say, you run into a high school friend and end up spending two hours browsing through a flea market with her. Avoid things that corral your go-with-the-flow tendencies. “If you have brunch plans, don’t tell your mom you’ll meet her an hour later,” says Rhonda Britten, a life coach in Boulder, Colorado.
Girls whose entire weekends are booked by mid-week feel most secure with structure. Anything too disorganised—like an out-of-town friend who is visiting and refuses to tell you her itinerary in advance— will overwhelm and annoy you. Fit recurring events into your routine (think a yoga class that meets every Saturday morning). “Having that blocked out gives you a calming sense of order,” says Seth Meyers, Psy.d., a LA psychologist and author of Dr Seth’s Love Prescription.