Leaving your phone charger downstairs is an excellent trick for getting out of bed in the morning.
It's amazing how much better you feel after washing your face.
Wunderlist is a great to-do list app where you can include "get out of bed" and "wash your face" every day and get a jolt of satisfaction when you cross that shit off.
If your shoes are completely decrepit and falling apart because you've worn them almost every day for the past 15 years, you're allowed to buy yourself new shoes.
You're even allowed to buy yourself new shoes just because.
Remember how your baby would sleep six hours one night, then only 45 minutes the next night even though you did everything exactly the same? Remember the sleep regressions and the teething and slow dawning realization that baby sleep doesn't progress or improve on the most logical or linear path? Yeah. This is like that. And that's okay.
Counter the anxiety of house or dinner guests with cleaning the everloving crap out of your house, even if it's just one or two small corners of it.
Gaze at all the everloving crap you've managed to throw out with a sense of deep satisfaction, rather than the shame of HOW DID WE END UP WITH ALL THIS EVERLOVING CRAP.
A homemade chocolate chip cookie one-hundred-million percent tastes better than feeling bad about your pants size feels.
Patio toads make excellent bonus pets and only require the occasional refill of their Frisbee pool.