Feel like everyone around you seems to have their lives together? Well these life tips will have you feeling like the boss you were born to be in no time!
1. This will cut the amounts of arguments you have in half.
If your significant other can’t make a decision about where to eat, play the 5-2-1 game. You give them 5 restaurants, they pick two, and you pick from those.
2. Could stop a lot of embarrassment.
If you use your laptop for work, create a separate user for presentations. This will prevent embarrassing pop-ups or web history.
3. Protect yourself!
If you’re still a teenager, treat your ears nicely. Ears don’t repair themselves and earplugs to concerts are better than tinnitus for the rest of your life.
4. It’s important to put time into yourself.
Treat your own time off work as if it was your second job and you are the project. Invest in your self by doing things to learn new skills, give you a sense of accomplishment, and make you happy. You work hard for someone else’s business; work just as hard to make your happiness your business.
5. Too hot for your dog.
Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you can’t hold it there for more than 5 seconds. It’s too hot to walk your dog.
6. People need to know they’re doing a good job.
If you get fully satisfied by an employee’s service in retail, don’t just thank them in person, , keep your receipt, ask for their name and then take the survey and mention their name in it. That way you ensure that their hard work reaches corporate.
7. So you’re saying I don’t need 10 spare jackets “just in case”??
If you make a packing list before you go on a trip, review and edit the list when you return from your trip then save it. Over time, you’ll be able to pack more efficiently.
8. Photo day!
To avoid the fake, cheesy smile on young kids when you try to take their picture, ask them to tell you a joke while you take it, but tell them that they should absolutely not laugh while telling it. Beautiful pictures every time of glee.
9. You learn most through making mistakes.
When speaking to an expert on something, if you’re not sure what to ask them you can ask “what are the most common mistakes/problems?” You may learn something new.
10. The card is important too.
Whenever you receive a greeting card with money in it for your birthday (or any other special day), always act like you don’t see the money and read the card out loud first. After that, then thank them for the money. People really appreciate when you take the time to enjoy their greeting cards.
11. Everyone is too busy living their own life.
Most people at the gym are too busy with themselves to notice or think about you, so don’t worry about it.
12. They’ll still understand you appreciate it.
When someone compliments you, it’s okay to just say “thank you.” You don’t have to give them the same compliment right back.
13. It’s okay to be in a bad mood, this just might make your day better.
If you’re in a bad mood or something has annoyed you, try to still be kind to the other people you encounter. By not reacting to the bad mood, as well as helping others, it may help you feel better.
14. It’s better than just leaving it on a random shelf.
When you have an item you changed your mind on at the grocery store (especially perishables) just give it to the cashier. We really don’t mind and you don’t have to be sorry about it. It makes everyone’s lives easier and we won’t have to go through the store looking for misplaced items.
15. All about hotel wifi.
In places with free 30 minute WiFi (airports and hotels), you can clear the cookies on your browser and register again to refresh the timer.
16. Prepare your argument.
When making an argument, a single strong point is better than one strong point and multiple weak points. Weak points become targets and weaken your entire position.
17. You have to ask.
If you are involuntarily bumped off a flight, airlines are required to pay you. If you ask.
18. Well, there is that.
When you cringe from something embarrassing you used to do in the past, treat it as a good feeling. The cringe means that you’re recognizing that you’ve gotten more mature with time.
19. Especially if you can’t visit them on a regular basis.
If you have a loved one in an assisted living center, send them a card every once in a while. Just a few minutes of your time will mean the world to them.
20. “It’s not you, it’s me.”
If the emotional reaction of the person you’re talking to seems out of proportion to the situation, they’re probably upset about something other than the current topic of conversation.
21. They want to hear the good things too!
If you constantly vent your problems to someone, make sure to also call them when things are going well. Good listeners can sometimes get overwhelmed, and it’s nice to hear positive news.
22. This is so incredible.
Download wifi analyzer to determine what channel your router should broadcast its Wifi Signal. Improved my wifi speeds by 22x.
23. This is so darn clever.
When you sign up for anything online, put the websites name as your middle name. That way when you receive spam/advert emails, you will know who sold your info.
24. I hope your kid got good grades this year!
If you want a PS4/Xbox One on the cheap, check Craigslist/eBay around the time that semester report cards come out.
25. Well now I have a bunch of caps and no food.
When lending a pen or marker hand it over without the cap, you are much more likely to get it back.
26. Come home, fluffy!
If an indoor cat gets outside and lost, put their litter box outside. They can smell it from up to a mile away and find their way home.
27. You never know who they could be.
If somebody comes to your door selling a home security system and asks if you have one, always say yes.
28. That way you’ll get the answer to your question.
When trying to solve a computer error code by doing a google search, include the word “solved” in your search.
29. Some people just want to chat.
If someone asks you a question that can be easily googled, please consider the fact that this person might just want to talk with you.
30. It’s better to tell someone.
Always be the person who tells someone they have something in their teeth, shoes untied, fly is down, etc.
31. Mother knows best.
Next time you have an easily googleable question about food, clothes, or general life stuff, just text your Mom and ask her instead. She probably loves seeing that you still want her advice.