"If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten." -- Anthony Robbins

How to be Smarter: When scheduling a conference call, putting the dial-in number at the top of the email invite saves both yourself and the other participants time scanning through emails when they want to dial-in.

How to be Prettier: Sleep is a key to looking and feeling your best. If you are a Type-A person who finds it hard to prioritize sleep, make bedtime an action item. If “go to bed at 10:30″ is on your to-do list for the day, and the thought of not checking off everything on your to-do list stresses you out, this is a way to help yourself prioritize resting.

How to be (less) Awkward: To encourage yourself to stop checking your phone when you should be enjoying time with others, put your phone in airplane mode. You will not be able to send/receive anything new or make calls, allowing you to focus on the people around you. Plus, when the event is over, it is easier to switch from airplane mode to regular mode than to power down and then restart the whole system.

This was originally written for Parade magazine; you can read all my Parade columns here. xo, Molly