"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." -- Alphonse Karr

How to be Smarter: To get yourself in the habit of prioritizing tasks, number the items on your to-do list instead of using bullet points. Then try to get in the habit of working through the tasks in order, 1-finish. How to be Prettier: I bought this skirt about a month ago, and it is already a staple in my wardrobe - I love the shape, the black eyelet, and the faux leather trim. [It is also now on sale].

How to be (less) Awkward: Getting a reputation for being "happy to help" in the workplace let's you be seen as both an essential and friendly team member. Besides volunteering assistance cheerfully, replying to someone's "thank you" with "my pleasure!" or "anytime!" shows a genuine willingness to help.