When it comes to life advice, I always find that smaller is better. Yes, we would all love to run away for a year and backpack through asia, but it’s not possible for most of us. We have responsibilities. We have homes, partners, children to look after. For me, life advice that you can actually use on a day-to-day basis is much better. Small changes in your outlook can have a huge butterfly effect.
Because of that, I decide to share with you 26 pieces of life advice that you can actually use. Start small, take on board the parts you want and be a little better each day.
26 Pieces Of Life Advice You Can Actually Use
1. Learn keyboard shortcuts. The amount of time saved just knowing how to copy and paste using ctrl + c and ctrl + v makes it worth it.
2. Clean as you go. Leaving your home to get a mess before tidying is not only a waste of time, it also means you have to live in a hovel. Which can impact your mental health negatively. Learn to love the 2 minute rule. If it takes less than 2 minutes to do, do it now.
3. Don’t skip workouts. If you want to make progress in anything, consistency is key. Learn to use your determination instead of your motivation.
4. Before you share that post on Facebook, googling it first. We all see utter nonsense being posted on there, don’t be a part of the problem.
5. Back up your data! Seriously, just take a second right here to think about how you would feel if suddenly, all your files disappeared. Could you really afford not to back it all up?
6. Slow down when you eat. It takes around 20 minutes for the body to signal its had enough food. Eating too quickly can mean you consume way more calories than you need to.
7. Don’t discuss politics or religion with people. At least not with people you like. It’s not worth it. You won’t change their mind and they won’t change yours.
8. When driving, pretend everyone else is a friend. It will change your perspective completely and allow you to journey without all the stress and arguments.
9. Learn to be on time. Nobody likes people who are always late. You’re not “quirky”, you’re annoying and inconsiderate.
10. Travel. As often as you can. There is nothing like to travel to expand your mind.
11. Make a bucket list and take it seriously. It will help you to experience more of life and allow you to be less complacent.
12. Go to the library. Life can be full of stress and lots of noise. The library is the only place you can guarantee isn’t.
13. Watch how your loved ones treat workers. People who are unkind to servers and support staff tend to not be very nice people.
14. Want to make someone feel special? Write them an actual letter. There is not a person on this earth who doesn’t love receiving an actual letter. (Not a bill, a letter!).
15. Never attribute something to malice if you can just as easily attribute it to stupidity.
16. That problem you’re getting worked up about? Ask yourself, will it still matter in 5 years. If not, don’t stress so much about it.
17. Don’t worry about making mistakes, you’re the only one keeping track.
18. When you think back to a cringey experience, imagine the seinfeld music playing over it.
19. Don’t blame all your problems on others. While sometimes it is the fault of other people, if you don’t take responsibility, you can’t fix the problem.
20. Cut negative people out of your life.
21. Remember, you can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who hates peaches. You can’t please everyone, stop trying to.
22. On their deathbed, nobody ever regrets what they did do. They regret what they didn’t do.
23. There is nothing noble about being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway knew a thing or two. Always strive to be better than you were yesterday.
24. We judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions. Remember that everyone is fighting their own fight, we don’t know their problems or fears. Judge people as you would judge yourself.
25. Moods are contagious. Be happy! If every time you walk into a room you’re happy and smiling, it will rub off. Soon people will associate you with happiness and the positivity will go everywhere with you.
26. Work on your social life. A full and active life is its own reward. Don’t spend your evenings alone. Find groups with similar interests and get yourself out there!