The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, written by Tina Fey, tells the story of a woman named Kimmy who was in a bunker while believing the world had ended. After she realizes it’s a lie, the show follows her progress learning how to live in a world that is unfamiliar to her.
Recently, Sam and I decided to take on Kimmy’s ideas because even though the show is absolutely ridiculous, it has some good life advice. For those of you like me, who are constantly worried about the next 10 steps ahead, stop and tell yourself: 10 seconds at a time.
Kimmy originally came up with this when she was turning the crank that fueled her captor’s electricity. One of her sisters asked her how she did it because it’s obviously hard labor, and every 10 seconds, she starts over, because you can stand anything for 10 seconds.