1. I stopped wearing shitty clothes when I left the house.
I love wearing shorts and sweatpants. I wore each out into the city of London once, just to nip around the corner and get some groceries, and I have never felt more intensely stared at in my life. “Look at that American slob,” all of their stares seemed to say. After about a week, I only allowed myself to wear “comfy” clothes when I was in my flat, and I made myself look presentable every single time I left home.