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09/13/2010 08:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

# Hot Chick Algebra for Better Balance

Hot Chick Algebra for Better Balance
By Jodi Lipper & Cerina Vincent

Our new book, Live Like a Hot Chick, is all about balance, and this week we've put our message in mathematical terms to help you start living a more confident, calm, and harmonious life. Start applying these equations to your day, and we bet you'll be better off.

1. Working ten hours a day at a job you hate + cleaning your house every Sunday + feeling like you never have time for you = Setting a plan in stone to go to yoga class and have brunch with a group of girlfriends every weekend.

2. An apple with almond butter for breakfast + a spinach salad for lunch + 1 spin class after work = Two glasses of champagne + a hunk of brie cheese + five buttery crackers + four fried appetizers at your best friend's engagement party.

3. Clearing off your kitchen counter + shredding the dirty old receipts from your purse, car, and desk + putting those piles of old photos in cute photo boxes = A mind temporarily free from OWL (Overwhelmed With Life) Syndrome.

4. Waking up alone after hooking up with a hot guy who snuck out before sunrise = Chocolate cake for breakfast while you watch The Bachelorette on your TiVo.

5. Dirty dishes in the sink + unpaid bills on your table + just getting back from a week-long hellish business trip = Ignoring the mess for one night while you relax on the couch with a glass of wine and American Idol.

6. The stress of looking for a new job after having a baby + feeling LSE (Low Self Esteem) about not fitting into your pre-pregnancy suit = Buying a new suit + shoes + accessories that fit you perfectly and make you feel like a Hot Chick

7. Three rum & cokes + two beers + the Taco Bell drive through at 3:00 a.m. = A gallon of water and a giant spinach salad for breakfast when you wake up at noon with indigestion and a headache.

8. An early morning meeting that lasts until 1 p.m. + a fight with your man the night before = A lunchtime spinning class to clear your head and blow off steam.

9. Complaining about how there are "no good men out there" + sleeping with every first date = Not finding love until you stop sending out confusing slutty vibes and figure out what you want.

10. Surprising your man with compliments and sexy lingerie + working hard to live within your means and put some money in savings each month + throwing your best friend a baby shower = Living like a Hot Chick.

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