"Monday- one day. Tuesday- two day. Wednesday- When? What day? Thursday! The third day." -Joey Tribiani

“Monday- one day. Tuesday- two day. Wednesday- When? Huh? What day? Thursday! The third day.” -Joey Tribbiani

Happy Thursday, all! And welcome to the first installment of The Great 8 List!

Top 10 lists are good, Great 8 lists are better.

In addition to rhyming so well with the word “great” (thus providing a catchy title for my countdown) the number 8 is also my lucky number. (The number 2 is my other lucky number, but two items does not a countdown make).

Also, studies prove that absolutely everybody is a little more ADD today than they were yesterday, and a little less ADD than they will be tomorrow. So a Great 8 List has all the benefits of a Top 10, without those last two things that nobody has time for anyways. You’re welcome, blogosphere.

So without further ado, I present:

8 things to think about during your workout instead of how much pain you’re in:

8. If something has been weighing on your mind lately, try thinking about it during the most intense part of your workout. You may find that it provides a perspective free of mental clutter, resulting in a course of action.

7. How funny Kim Kardashian’s face looks when she tries to cry though all the botox and fillers:

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6A.  This is a two parter- if it was up to you, what would you name Prince William and Duchess Kate’s baby if it turns out to be a girl?

6B. And what about if it’s a boy?

5. Try to figure out what monster is going to be the next big trendy thing after vampires and werewolves use up their 15 minutes. Mummies? Frankenstein? Minotaurs??

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4. Smile. The endorphins that get released from even forcing a smile can result in a decrease in pain.

3. Get really into whatever song is playing. Whatever movement you’re doing, do it to the beat, kinda like you’re dancing. (Or, exactly like you’re dancing)

2. If you just broke up with someone/just starting something new with someone/ in the middle of something longterm/ or just single and loving it, think about how absolutely awesome you’re going to look out of revenge/ nervous excitement/keeping things fresh/or for yourself, respectively.

AND 1. If you’ve exhausted this entire list and you’re still in pain, maybe just take it down a notch. Like, maybe just ease up from a 10 to a 9. Go ahead. It’s alright. Nobody around you will notice because everybody else is too busy focusing on whether or not anyone else just noticed that they, too, just took it down a notch.