In life, people around you would usually give some advice. Some, you ask for, while some, you don’t. And there can be times when the tips and advice people give you seem too simple or ridiculous that you won’t even believe what they are talking about until you reach a point in your life that you get to actually use the tip.
And it turns out, the “useless” advice you once received is in fact all the tip you need.
1. In a second
“Its better to lose a second of your life than to lose your life in a second.
People on the road need to just slow down a little. It’ll save your life”
Don’t drink and drive. In a split second, it can ruin you or even someone else’s life.
2. Don’t drink today
“Just don’t drink today. Surely you can do that. Then just repeat.
It’s been 19+ years.”
Do it one day at a time. You will be surprised at how long you’ve been going without alcohol if you do it this way.
3. Asking questions
“My dad always told me ‘Ask anyway, the worst they can say is no’ when buying something or when I needed something from another person. Seemed stupid to ask if I was sure they would say no but I was also a socially anxious kid. Turns out that advice has helped me with school, with raises, with people in general, with plans with new friends…”
What is the worst thing that could happen? Okay, they may say no. But at least you tried. Who knows? They might just say yes, right?
4. Do it right away
“Clean as you cook, dishes right away, and 10 minutes every day walking through the house picking things up/organizing.
So much better than hours of cleaning on one day”
It’s the small things that count. Instead of working one single time, do it one tiny chore at a time.
“Compliment people behind their backs. Sounds stupid but works wonders.”
Who doesn’t love to be complimented? No one! And when you do it even if they don’t know, that becomes even more heartwarming!
6. Don’t bring yourself down
“Instead of saying, “I’m sorry for being late,” or something,
say, “thank you for being patient”
Didn’t realize the effect that could have on people, and instead of putting yourself down, you bring another up.”
Find a way to lighten the situation by finding a positive way to put it. This will do a lot of wonders if you practice it.
7. Grandma was right.
“On my wedding day my Grandmother said to me “Never do anything around the house that you don’t plan on doing for life”. At the time I thought it was a terrible advice. When I was mowing the lawn at 7 1/2 months pregnant I got what she meant.”
Moms know best, but Grandmoms? They are always right.
8. A clean house is the best
“Cleanining your house before leaving for more than 5 days. Nothing is better than coming to a clean house.”
A clean place is a place of comfort. Always remember that.
9. Just say it.
“Directly expressing my needs instead of hinting.”
There is no need to beat around the bush. Just say it and get things done.
10. Grandpa’s lesson
“My grandfather told me this and I never understood it until I had my own place. Always buy the cheap tools at first and if you wear it out/break it then you use it enough to justify getting a nicer more expensive one.”
If Gandmoms are right, Grandpas are always full of wisdom. Take that opportunity to talk to your elders today. They will teach you a lot about life, that’s for sure.
11. To-do list
“When you’re stressed, make a to do list. I was always like, I KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO GET DONE I JUST CANT DO IT ALL. But if you write it down it doesn’t have to all live in your brain and you can focus.”
Keep your mind busy but in an organized way. Listing things down is the first step to take.
12. A quick reminder
“Leftie loosie, rightie tightie”
If you are still confused, this simple reminder will surely work to your advantage.
13. Less than 5 minutes
“If it takes less than 5 minutes, do it immediately
I do so much less housework on weekends because of this”
There’s no need to wait. Get it done and you can relax after.
14. What everyone must do
“Pay bills, SAVE, then spend.”
Financial knowledge is a must for a person to be financially independent. Learn it now, not later.
15. Just listen
“Just shut up and listen. Actually listen.
Too many people don’t know how to just listen without thinking that they have to add to the conversation. No just stop. You don’t have to add anything. You are not helping. You aren’t even paying attention to wait is being said because you are thinking of what you can say.”
Sometimes, people are not looking for advice. They are just looking for someone who will listen to them.
16. Be grateful
“Practice gratitude. Grateful people are happy people.”
A grateful person will always see the positive side of things. The part of every situation that people should be thankful for.
17. Moms know best.
“My mom told me to spend good money on the things that separate you from the ground: tires, shoes, mattress. I finally bought good not cheap shoes and life was SIGNIFICANTLY better. They last so much longer and my back and posture improved too. She’s not wrong about tires and a mattress either”
Moms are definitely the best when giving advice. That’s because they are advising you out of the love they feel for you.
18. You never lose.
“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”
You never fail, you know. Because you may not get what you wanted, but at least you got something to learn from.
19. Try to be nice
“If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say nothing at all.
People dont wanna hear “Eww, yuck, you like that?” When referring to someone’s food for example.”
it may be hard to keep quiet when you feel so bad, but you have to do it. Be nice or be quiet.
20. Just relax
“Unclench your jaw, open your hands, drop your shoulders, and breathe in.”
This is a really great way to relax. Try it!
21. Handling panic attacks
“My therapist told me the next time I’m going to have a panic attack to just give in and tell myself it was ok to have one . I told him he was crazy. After a couple tries it started working to my amazement. I haven’t had a panic attack in 3 years”
Panic attacks may be hard to handle, but the key here is reminding yourself that you are experiencing something normal.
22. Loving yourself
“If you have body image issues, find one even very small thing you like about yourself. My starting point was a freckle in the middle of my left hand. Whenever you’re feeling bad about yourself, remember you like that ONE thing. Find a new small thing to like about once a month if you can. It becomes easier to find things, and eventually easier to like yourself, in my experience. Thanks for that advice, Mom.”
One small thing you love about yourself will grow into a big reason on why you should. Keep looking for those lovely things about you!
23. This too shall pass.
“This too shall pass. On those days when I just feel like I can’t take it I think of that, and I know tomorrow will be different. Someone once told me, “tomorrow may not be better, but at least it’ll be different.” In a strange way that too is comforting.”
You may be having a hard time now, but remember that there will always be an end to each suffering. Hold on and keep praying. You will get through this.
“Smiling at people. You can get a lot just from a simple smile.”
A smile is the sweetest thing ever. It is also highly contagious so don’t forget to smile often!
25. Keep your shoulders back
“Keeping my shoulders back. It was a suggestion I saw for preventing panic/anxiety. Idk what it is, but when your shoulders are in that position it gives some strange feeling of control. I also read somewhere that during panic attacks the body basically wants to curl into fetal position for protection, so I feel like focusing on keeping your arms down and shoulders back is a conscious way to go against that and stay grounded in reality. Works for me, could work for you too.”
Sometimes, curling into fetal position holds you back from yourself. Try this open challenge to your anxiety, you might just wn over it just like this person.
26. You should floss more
“Your gums bleed when you floss because you don’t floss enough”
Turns out if you floss enough, your gums won’t be inflamed so they don’t bleed when you floss”
Brushing your teeth is important. But it may not be enough. Always remember to floss because it definitely helps in keeping you healthy.
27. Be you.
The less you care what people think and the more real you are, the more people start to like you.”
There is nobody else in the world like you. Love yourself and embrace who you are.
28. Clean and calm
“Life is really much easier if you clean your workplace/room. I clean my room often and it makes me feel calm and clears my head.”
When your home is clean, your inner peace is present too. The chaos all comes from your despise at the dirty stuff.
29. Happy moments
“I’m not great at this one, but “don’t look for a happy life, look for happy moments”.
Life is made up of different moments and not all of them are happy. When you have the chance, look for that happy day and savor it.
30. Unpack right away
“Unpack your suitcase the second you get home.”
You may be jetlagged or too exhausted to unpack but do it anyway. You can rest better if you know you’re all cleaned up and your stuff is properly kept after the long trip.
31. A tip for when you’re nauseous
“If you have nausea, suck on an ice cube. The nausea will go down.”
Nausea is no joke. To ease the symptoms, grab the ice cue right away nd suck on it. It actually works!
32. No phones in the room
“Not taking your cellphone into bed with you. After awhile you will sleep much easier without the distraction and blue light shining straight into your eyes before bed.”
Phones are too distracting and rating for the night would not be easy if you have it with you. Leave it out of the room and you’ll see the benefits in a few day’s time.
33. Not an idiot
“Before I do anything I ask myself, “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.”
If an idiot will do it, then why would you it? No one wants to be called an idiot!
34. Money tip
“There’s what you need, there’s what you want, and there’s what you can’t afford.”
My Dad says this all the time, and I never though of it as useless–I just never used it. Now I have, and my money is far easier to manage.”
This is actually a useful and powerful tip for the young adults who are trying to get by and save some for the future.
35. No to future pain
“Don’t suffer future pain. In other words, worrying about all the stuff that could happen stops you from doing things and worse, turns potential pain into actual worry and mental pain.”
Worrying won’t get you anywhere. Instead of being stuck and panicking about what has not happened yet, you must focus on the present and prepare for what’s ahead.
Wow, those are really useful tips! Seems too simple or trivial at first, but they are quite useful!
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