۱٫ Make your bed.
This small act will give you a sense of pride and accomplishment, which, the thinking goes, will lead to other similarly virtuous deeds.
۲٫ Wear weather-appropriate shoes.
Melania Trump was reminded of this best practice when she spurred the internet’s ire by departing for hurricane-ravaged Houston in stilettos. (She wore sensible shoes upon arrival.) It’s never a bad idea to put your best foot forward, literally and figuratively.
۳٫ Wash your hair.
You know how there are always stories telling you you’re shampooing your hair too much? Well, as with everything, a backlash is brewing. Dermatologists and hairstylists blame the blowout bar phenomenon, saying that dry shampoo will buy you an extra day or two, but nothing more. Remember that your scalp is skin and, just like your face, it needs regular washing.
۴٫ Accept the things you cannot control.
We reported on the wedding of 98-year-old Gertrude Mokotoff and 94-year-old Alvin Mann, who, like so many couples before them, met at the gym. The groom, who also earned a bachelor’s degree in history last year, shared this advice on living a long life: “Of course, one part of it is medical science, but the bigger part is that we live worry-free lives; we do not let anything we cannot control bother us in the least.”
۵٫ And if you still feel stressed, distract yourself with a real-life fairy tale.
If you are in dire need of some fun and frivolity, just look across the pond. In 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will bless the world with a thoroughly modern royal union.
۶٫ Embrace your age.
Let your hair go gray and leave those wrinkles alone. It may just be the start of a revolution. If we want to ensure a less ageist culture, then the battle begins in the mirror, wrote Ashton Applewhite. “For movements to have power, their members have to embrace the thing that is stigmatized, whether it’s being black, loving someone of the same sex, or growing old. That means moving from denying aging to accepting it, and even to embracing it.”
۷٫ If you suffer a setback, just keep going — and going out.
Make like Hillary Clinton after her election defeat, when she popped up at a Broadway play, an Italian restaurant and a hotel cabaret.