Hey it’s OK…

by Khushboo on April 11, 2012

When it comes to magazines, I tend to be a backwards reader…especially when the magazine in question is Glamour.  I always first flick to the Hey It’s OK! section on the last page of the magazine.  Each tidbit either makes me smile or nod in agreement.  More than being 100% spot on, it’s a light-hearted reminder to take it easy on yourself every so often, whether or not you want to admit it.

So in honor of validating some of the things I may or may not do, here’s my list:

Hey, it’s OK to…

  • Refer to celebrities on a first-name basis
  • Say hello to someone you think you recognize….and then realize you have never met before in your life
  • Take photos with the hope of clicking at least one with profile potential

  • Still not understand what the fuss is about Instagram…and refuse to get sucked into another time-wasting trend (famous last words)
  • Justify unnecessary purchases on the fact that you just got paid
  • Wear the same outfits repeatedly despite the number of clothes in your cupboard with tags still on
  • Set your alarm knowing that you are going to snooze for least 30 minutes after the first ring

  • Refer to Mumbai as Bombay….even after its name change in 1995
  • Wake up remembering your dream…and wish it wasn’t a dream
  • Accumulate five multiple workouts worth of sweat in your hair before you wash it
  • Finish an entire container of Tic Tacs within one hour

  • Read countless articles on mindful eating…yet still eat a majority of your meals in front of the television/computer
  • Not recall the last time you washed your favorite pair of jeans
  • Be in bed before midnight on a Saturday night
  • Load new music onto your iPod yet still listen to songs from last century

Finish it: Hey it’s OK to _________

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Ameena April 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm

…read blogs while your daughter pours her own Cheerios and milk. :)

Funny how we wear the same clothes because it’s just easier than trying to think of how to put together new outfits! I do the same thing.

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

Haha man I miss the days of my mom pouring my milk…I’m forced to do the the “manual” labor now!

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Parita April 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

YES to all of the above, especially the profile pic one. I do that all the time, and it annoys those around me to no end (although I bet they’re secretly hoping for the same thing)! Have a great day, K!

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

Hahah the person taking the picture must get so annoyed with me…picture-taking isn’t over till I approve ;) !

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset April 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Ha yes to all of the above here… the tic tac one made me laugh… it’s the reason I don’t buy them anymore! I can’t stop :)

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

I need to stop buying them….asap!

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Krystal April 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Hey it’s okay to do research on FB aka stalk ppl to prove a point or just because. Instead of tic tac it’s chocolate for me…those darn mini eggs keep calling my name.

Have a good one! XX

http://lifewithmsrandom.blogspot.ca/

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

Mini Eggs are the best, especially the ones from Cadburys!

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Brittany April 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I am guilty of almost every single one of these. This was a fun post!

For me: It’s ok to go out of your way to keep your pets comfortable, even if that means you sleep in a distorted triangle.

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

Haha I’m not a pet person but I’m gonna go ahead and give you my stamp of approval :)

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Nada April 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I’m going with the two things I’m doing right now:

It’s okay to take the afternoon “off” from uni work the day of a big deadline

and,

It’s okay to eat copious amounts of dates and in lieu of cooking dinner!

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

It’s totally okay…consider it a mental health day to recharge your batteries :)

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ritika April 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

… start the work-day with blogs, even before checking the outlook :D

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

It sure is!

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hotlyspiced April 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Ha, ha, that was all great. Very funny. Loved the little facebook cartoon. I know I’ve been guilty of that! xx

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

Glad you enjoyed it :)

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forgottenbeast April 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I only love instagram because it lets me be lazy and not use a real camera–it turns iphone photos into something halfway decent. Great post–and yup, I’m a-okay with all of those things as well. Especially the buildup of hair sweat. Except ew, sounds grosser when I put it that way, haha.

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

Your fist line is somewhat swaying me towards Instagram…my photography skills could use some help!

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onehealthymunchkin April 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

LOL I nodded my head in agreement to so many of these – especially eating it front of the computer. :P

Hey it’s okay to skip a workout/save it for later in the day because I’d rather make oatmeal for breakfast and read blogs.

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

Haha something tells me that I am going to the same thing tomorrow morning, especially as I have nowhere to rush to and hence don’t need to fit in my workout asap!

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sprint2thetable April 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Your Tic Tacs have ilttle faces on them?! So jealous.

It’s ok to stay in your PJs for 3 days because you’re working from home. Despite the fact that you’ve also exercised in them for 3 days.

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

Haha I wish my Tic Tacs had faces on them- that pic was courtesy of Google images :)

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Snapshots of Happiness April 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm

LOL… You start reading magazines from the back!? I do too… People think I’m odd when I do that.

I’m pretty much guilty of all of those things… Made me laugh pretty hard. Except for the Instagram one… I downloaded the app… LOL

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

Hey it’s better than reading books from the back, right ;) !

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Errign April 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Love this post! I think it’s okay to eat ice cream out of the carton! :)

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

Consider it doing your bit for the environment- i.e. save water by not having an extra dish to wash up!

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Honey What's Cooking April 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm

omg, i don’t get the point of instagram either.. seriously? with facebook and twitter, if i need to upload, i can do it on fb or twit, why go to instagram? makes no sense.

I have so much stuff hanging in my closet that i barely wear, i need to clean out my closet.. i have issues throwing stuff away cuz as you know, western brands NEVER go bad.. they still look great years later. not sure if that’s always good or bad. :-)

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

Glad I’m not the only hoarder around…I think I inherited it from my dad, as my refusal to throw things out drives my mom crazy :) !

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Health Freak College Girl April 13, 2012 at 2:58 am

okay i’m glad i’m not the only one to do these things!

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:53 am
pragati April 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

Washing a pair of jeans spoils them completely :)

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Khushboo Thadani April 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

Especially when you’ve got the fit juuuust right :)

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Meg (A Dash of Meg) April 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

LOVE THIS!

I like your “be in bed before midnight on a Saturday” however, I am usually in bed before 10:00 on a Saturday ;) That’s ok too ;)

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JoJo April 13, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I know it’s ok, but I’ve done almost everything on the list!! haha.
Nice to find out I’m not the only one :P
I love tick tacks!! (the orange flavored ones…)

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Khushboo Thadani April 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I love when the green & orange packs- haven’t had some in ages!

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caloricandcrazy April 15, 2012 at 1:22 am

I can finish a pack of gum within a day, so I treat tic tacs like candy and finish them in less than an hour too :P

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Khushboo Thadani April 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Glad it seems to be quite common …I feel better :)

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