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How to solve problems - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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How to solve problems
Do you know why the UN doesn't work? It's quite simple really. They aren't any good at buying office supplies.

There is no problem in this word that cannot be solved by the judicious application of office supplies. The trick is knowing how to use them. I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed over the last couple of days, and that tends to lead to me freezing up. It also means I get stressed and sleep even worse than usual as I worry about things.

Now to do lists are a fine way to prevent this sort of thing becoming a problem. Thing is, paper to do lists get lost, and computer to do lists don't have that satisfying physicality of removing a done task. The solution is obvious. A mini magnetic whiteboard, which can also serve as a cache for various bits of paper that require frobing in a semi-urgent way. Plus ooh, magnets!

I also have a lovely selection of rainbow coloured pens. The slight downside is that they require actual water in order to clean them off the board, which means the magnetic eraser isn't much cop. However, I now have somewhere to store all my stress so it doesn't go round and round in my head all the time. Plus I got to indulge my stationary fetish, which is good.

Will this work, and lead to a saner, happier, less stressed Cassandra. Maybe. Well, a bit, I hope. These things certainly feel a lot less intimidating arrayed in front of me on the wall. Still, it's made me feel as though I have a handle on the problem, and is helping fight off those treacherous feelings of helplessness that can be so dangerous and trap me in a cycle of low mood. That's got to be a good thing.

Right, now all I need to do is find the right office supplies that will make me rich beyond my wildest dreams. It can't be that hard. After all, it worked for that guy who invented Post-Its.
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