Simple Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

Simple Life Hacks Everyone Should Know
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Adulting is hard. The responsibilities of juggling work with social responsibilities while sweating it can be tough daily hurdles to get over.

There's no rest for the wicked, they say, but that doesn't mean we can't take a breather whenever there's an opportunity.

The thing is, we don't always see the opportunity because we tend to go through life with blinders on. Well, I speak for myself.

Nevertheless, like how shortcuts on a keyboard save a lot of time to fulfill a purpose, there are just as many things in our life that can be made easier that aren't always readily available information.


Fortunately for strangers online, they were given a plethora of unexpected life wisdom when Redditor Insanitanium12 asked:

"What simple 'life hack' should everyone know?"

For those who spend a lot of time in front of computers, these could be game-changers.

Information At Our Fingertips

"Google it first."

– anon

Watch Your Sitting Posture

"Get into a routine of stretching your hip flexors and chest if you sit for long periods. Absolute game changer for people who suffer with chronic lower back pain as a result of being hunched over a desk."

– JediKnightCoffman

Keep Moving

"5 minutes of daily exercise is infinitely better than 0 minutes and will make a big difference."

– 0x0ddba11

When it comes to our interactions with people, we learn as you go.

But these tips can be super helpful as we go along our respective journeys.

You Do You

"No matter how good a person you are, at some point you will be the bad guy in someone else’s story. You can’t please everyone, and you shouldn’t try to. Be a good person, and have friendships with people you can respect and look up to."

– cheesypoofs_1776

When Making Decisions

"If you have trouble choosing, flip a coin. While you're waiting to get the result, your mind automatically starts to wish for what it wants. Then you can choose easily."

– riathekid

Growing A Backbone

"In a lot of daunting situations, for example asking someone out or standing up for yourself, you only need to be brave for a few seconds to get it over with."

– Zuverally

You'll be grateful for stumbling upon these solutions to problems you never knew you had.

Alternative Shopping

"Buy anything you'd need in your kitchen from a restaurant supply store. ANY-THING, plates, glasses, pans etc. There are a few online that sell to consumers. Those $8.99 tongs at a box store are like $1.30. A 16 oz. mason jar glass that sells for $3-$4 a piece can be bought as a 12 pack case for $8.55. Oneida China plates that sell for $345.84 a case for $57.84. I just bought a 2 foot by 2 foot wooden butchers block cutting board that would have been close to $400 for $55."

– FenwayFranks

Make Unofficial Announcements

"If you put something down temporarily, say out loud 'I've put the screwdriver by the microwave' or whatever."

"This engages many more areas of the brain (particularly the language centres) which creates a richer memory making it less likely you'll forget where you put it."

– anon

Preventative Measures

"In a similar vein, I will say it out loud when I turn stove burners off, unplug my hair straightener etc...I’ve found this helps me eliminate those moments where I leave the house or am in bed and I’m suddenly like 'Did I leave that on?'"

– PlasticRuester

Say It With A Twist

"My wife and I made this a ritual due to her OCD. Any time we're going out, I'll say to her, 'Hey. I unplugged the iron.' Saying it in a funny voice helps too, because it's easier to remember that Shrek told her the iron was off."

– dougthebuffalo

Hygienic Regimen

"Brush your teeth more thoroughly before bed after you are done eating and drinking for the day."

"Morning brushing is important too, but more so for fresh breath; while evening cleaning will prevent bacteria from breeding and damaging your teeth and gums."

– graycat3700

If you read this far, congratulations!

With your newly acquired knowledge, you can now apply some of these to make your life stress-free on some level.

Because why should you make things harder for yourself in an already stressful world?

You deserve better.

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