Is there a little voice inside your head that's convinced you make life more complicated than it needs to be? Do you always wait until the night before to pack for a 10-day trip, without fail? Do you check to see if something is hot by... touching it? In Elite Daily's new series, Why Am I Like This?, you'll finally get answers to all the hilarious, ridiculous, and even frustrating things you do on a daily basis. Sure, your habits might be LOL-worthy, but there's a reason you're like this.

Talking To Your Pet In A Baby Voice Actually Has Its Perks

By Marisa Casciano
As I get older, I'm becoming more aware of my quirks, such as my ability to fall asleep in the middle of a crowded room, and the fact that I throw a hot popcorn bag in the sink instead of the trash. But when it comes to my interactions with cute…

Looking At Your Own Instagram Profile Over & Over Goes Beyond The Likes

By Marisa Casciano
As I was aimlessly scrolling through Instagram one day, I realized I wasn't looking at anything new. I wasn't double-tapping posts from any of the 996 accounts I follow, or watching funny videos on my Explore page. Instead, I was just glaring at my…

If You Say Yes To Plans When You Don't Want To, Here's How To Take Back Your Weekend

By Marisa Casciano
Here's the situation: It's 2 o'clock on a Saturday and your bestie sends you a text asking what you're up to later on. You instantly know she wants to check out a new restaurant and bar downtown. You say yes without missing a beat, even though you…

If You Overthink Literally Everything You Say, Here's How You Can Break The Cycle

By Marisa Casciano
Picture this: It's a weeknight and you're texting your new crush. You're messaging back and forth, sending flirty messages and cute emojis, all while weaving the occasional "getting to know you" questions peppered throughout. Before hitting send on…

Actually, There's A Reason You Ignore People's Calls, But Text Them Right Back

By Marisa Casciano
For some of us, talking on the phone can feel like a nightmare. You may assume that in a modern world where video chatting, dial-in meetings, and connecting with your followers "live" on social media is the norm, having a conversation on the phone…

If You're Single & Picky, Experts Reveal What To Keep In Mind About Finding "The One"

By Marisa Casciano
You recently noticed that you don't swipe right too often. Instead, you find yourself looking through your potential matches on your dating apps and audibly saying, "No, thanks," as you swipe left. You type out messages after the first or second…

Experts Say Leaving People On Read Reveals A Lot About Your Texting Habits

By Marisa Casciano
Imagine this: You're laying in bed on a Saturday afternoon and texting your crush. You're talking about your favorite restaurants in the city and what shows you're currently streaming. They respond to each of your messages in a timely manner. But…

If You Wait To Pay Rent At The Last-Minute, Experts Say There's A Lot That Goes Into Your Adulting Habits

By Marisa Casciano
Adulting can be a love-hate relationship. On the one hand, you might be thrilled to finally live on your own and get excited every time you purchase a new painting, add a cute succulent to your kitchen windowsill, or fill the refrigerator with your…

What Turning Down The Music To Parallel Park Reveals About Your Personality

By Marisa Casciano
I can confidently say I'm not skilled at parallel parking. Most of the time I have to adjust my car again and again, open the door to see if my tires are inside the lines, and eventually sigh to myself that I've done "good enough," and just be done…

Waiting Until The Night Before To Pack For A Big Trip Might Not Be As Bad As You Thought

By Marisa Casciano
It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning and you're sipping a cold brew, scrolling through Instagram, eating your favorite cereal. The world feels pretty calm — until you realize you're supposed to be on a plane, well, tomorrow. In less than 24 hours, you…

Experts Say There's A Legit Reason Why You Set 10 Alarms & Sleep Through Every Single One

By Jordan Bissell
You're cozy underneath your comforter, dreaming of fluffy puppies and perfectly gooey cookies, and then your alarm goes off. All of a sudden, you have a choice to make: pull yourself out of your warm bed and face the world, or enjoy 10 more minutes…