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20 Totally Awkward (But Hilarious) Valentine’s Day Cards

20 Totally Awkward (But Hilarious) Valentine’s Day Cards

Whichever situation or stage of a relationship you are in, you’ll able to find a card that brilliantly expresses how you truly feel so you don’t have to say it face-to-face. There’s something for everyone – your bae, almost-lover, single friends, besties, mom or even your ex.

When it’s still ambiguous…

Awkward confession
    Source: diamonddonatello
    awkward-dating-card
      Source: EmilyMcdowell
      unplanned_love
        Source: PeekAOwl

        For the newly attached

        http://valentinesshit.tumblr.com/post/41245976926
          Source: ValentinesShit
          o-VDAY-CARD-THING-570
            Source: EmilyMcdowell

            For those who found love online

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            tinder_card
              grindr_card
                Source: ParadisePapercraft

                For those that have been together for too long…

                still_not_sick
                  Source: kingofcirclelenses
                  il_570xN.570022355_odsm
                    Source: RowHouse14

                    For the friendzoned

                    platonic_vday_card
                      Source: ForTheLoveOfWords

                      For the ex

                      ex_vday_card
                        Source: StrangerDays

                        Send it to your BFF

                        bff_vday_card
                          Source: FunGirlsCards

                          Single, so what?

                          tinder_valentines
                            Source: JulieAnnArt

                            It gets a little geeky

                            If you decide to be a little cheesy. Or find more geeky designs here.

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                            vday_geeky
                              Source: ClassyCardsCreative

                              When analogies would help express it better

                              love_cat
                                Source: TheDetroitCardCo
                                il_570xN.837428432_9qxm
                                  Source: LissaLooStationery

                                  For those who are shy…

                                  choo_choose_valentine
                                    Source: Imgfave
                                    soiloveyou

                                      Source: Sadshop

                                      For those who are *NOT* shy!

                                      delete_clothes
                                        Source: CrimsonandCloverGift
                                        licked_it
                                          Source: SimplySaidPaperie

                                          Featured photo credit: Kathryn Rotondo via flickr.com

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                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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                                          Featured photo credit: Joshua Earle via unsplash.com

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