Having worked almost exclusively from home since 2015, there's a lot that goes into it that people don't realize.
It's not all athleisure and binge-watching shows while you type.
Reddit user TheBruceDickenson asked
"What is an unfortunate reality about with Work From Home nobody talks about?"
The downsides are real, especially if you're not ready for them and armed with a battle plan for how to make it through the unique challenges.
Zoom happy hour isn't anywhere near as awesome as drinks after work... but let's be real, just as few people attend.
Home Doesn't Mean I'm OffWorking Jim Carrey GIFGiphy
"When you work from home people assume you have the day off. 'Can you do...' "
"No, I'm working. I cannot do..."
"Just because I'm here working on the computer doesn't mean I can do your thing. Pay no attention to the fact that I'm browsing Reddit, it's part of my process."
"Oh my god yes. When I started WFH due to pregnancy struggles, I noticed that we would have a lot of people knocking on the door."
"I take calls so I’m not just lounging around. I would let the door go unanswered and then I would see my mother-in-law calling me and sending me messages that so-and-so will be stopping by for X thing."
"I would have to explain to her that I’m busy working and cannot leave my desk."
"Another thing that would happen would be her aunt, who was living with us at the time, would come to the living room to watch TV and videos on her phone. The fact that I had to tell her more than once that I am WORKING so she needs to watch TV in another room baffled me."
"I also had to explain that I have access to people’s medical information and how would she feel if she called her doctor’s office and the person she was having a conversation with was discussing her private information in front of others."
"THIS. Even my family doesn’t get it."
“ 'Wanna meet for lunch?' Nope working."
“ 'Can you run to the store?' Nope working."
Live At WorkComputer Working Late GIF by Cake FXGiphy
" 'Work From Home' can easily become 'Live at Work.' "
"When we went WFH in March of 2020, I went from 50-60 hours a week, to an easy 60-70 hours/week."
"Can confirm, it sucked."
"Getting laid off from that toxic place was definitely one of the best things that happened to me over the last couple of years."
"This was such a problem for me. I live in a studio apartment and so my computer’s always right there."
"I would find myself getting up at 2 am to just take care of something. And just going back to the computer over and over."
"I had to give up space that I had for a desk and doing hobbies to have space for work. My office at work is at least twice the size of the space I work from at home."
"The one day I had to just sit in on some stupid senior town hall type meetings where no one expected me to engage but I was supposed to be listening and I did laundry and dishes and stuff while working. On that day, it was great."
"Every other day I’ve worked from home has ended up being at least a couple more hours of work."
"It’s kept me up at night, I get way more stressed, I never move more than the 10 steps from bed to desk to bathroom and loop and done."
"Hate it. Hate it so much. I never want to work from home if possible - at least not until I have much more space."
"I have been working from home since we'll before covid. I have an office, when I am done my day, everything stays in there, including work phone."
"This is how I maintain my sanity."
Partner PerspectivesHappy Well Done GIF by LaffGiphy
"When you and your partner both work from home, you miss that natural separation of your lives."
"Suddenly you have much less to talk about, because you're living your lives together more than previously, and then takes more active effort to maintain individuality and not regress into the singular relationship entity in all aspects of life which isn't healthy for anyone."
"That's funny, we're sort of the opposite in that we talk a lot more than we ever did."
"It's so interesting and fun to hear him at his work and he likes to come through to my desk and have a wee rant about whatever he's been doing with."
"Also we get to go for lunchtime walks together and make each other cups of tea and I think it's really been very good for our relationship."
Exacerbating AnxietiesArrested Development Television GIFGiphy
"My wife works from home and it seems like a very sedentary lifestyle."
"Sometimes, she doesn't even have to get dressed. I don't know, it just seems like if you're already anxious or depressed, you can accidentally become a shut-in."
"I’ve had to work from home on and off the past month. The depression nest is real."
"This is fascinating to me. I've been working from home for almost 2 years and I'm dreading ever returning."
"I wear comfy sweats every day. But at the same time I still shower regularly, eat normally, and maintain my regular life. I just don't have to get all put together and drive to an office for 8+ hours daily."
"It’s a very sedentary lifestyle while working, but not a tremendous difference from than when I was in an office."
"Oddly, it’s forced me to exercise more because I have to actually burn energy and leave my house for an hour or so."
"Working from home works for some people and not others."
"But I absolutely hate commuting. Combine that with the lifestyle choices I’ve made to stay healthier while at home, it’s made me so much happier. I can’t stress how incredible it is not to commute."
"It’s a true life-changer to get two hours of your day back."
Sick DaysExcited I Feel Sick GIFGiphy
"Working through what would have been sick days."
"I have COVID at the moment, first 2 days were write offs, but now I'm back to it because I can stay awake for longer than an hour at a time."
"I actually like this aspect of working from home."
"I rarely get too sick to actually work, but would still have to take time off if I thought I may be contagious. Now I can just work through those days and use my sick days as vacation on days of my choosing."
Accidental ExerciseEmmy Awards Fitness GIF by EmmysGiphy
"I'm missing out on a lot of 'accidental' exercise."
"I used to walk to the train station, then from the station at the far end to the office. Have a wander around at lunch."
"Now, I walk from my bed to the shower, and from the shower to my office/man cave. If I had a Fitbit, it may get as high as 50 steps by lunch."
"Same boat here, I used to get 10k steps minimum going into the office. Now I hit 3,500 most days."
"I used to take the train to Manhattan and then walk from Penn station to the office. I would get my 10,000 steps in before I even got to work. Now I am far less physically active."
"Yeah, that’s why I got a cheap stationary bicycle in March 2020 and now I ride it whenever I’m watching TV, to make up for my former commute."
JailedAdam Ruins Everything Jail GIF by truTVGiphy
"You feel jailed."
"You work in your house, you clean the house, you cook for the family in the house and when everybody gets home from school/work you are the only one who did not get to go outside."
"Nobdy want's to come outside with you because they were outside all day."
"This is my life."
"After a day inside my house looking at a computer, transitioning to being in my house to look at the TV is the last thing I want to do. I spend at least two hours just wandering around outside my house."
"I’ve found that it helps to leave the house for a bit before and after work."
"Before work and the school drop off, I take a walk with the family. I don’t go back in the house until it is time for work. At the end of my workday I leave the house to do a short walk, then go back in and change clothes."
"Then I’m officially home. It sounds weird , but it works for me."
"I'm going to get annoyed with the place I'm working, no matter where that is."
"I'd rather it be somewhere impartial that I don't have to see when I'm not working. I don't need that negative energy towards my home, which is supposed to be my safe space."
- [user deleted]
Foregoing FashionMeryl Streep Sunglasses GIF by 20th Century Fox Home EntertainmentGiphy
"I miss wearing my nice work outfits."
"The only reason I leave home is to pick up groceries, go to the gym, or go to church, so 80% of my wardrobe is going unworn."
"But I do NOT miss my 2+ hour round-trip commute, so I would never wear a pencil skirt again if it meant I had to go back to that traffic hell."
"Wow... I haven't seen a pencil skirt in real life for years now. I HAD seen a woman in business clothes around October."
"In Kroger, I heard the click clack of heels and it dawned on me what it was. A woman in a wonderful outfit was pushing a cart and talking on the phone like it was still 2019."
"It was like seeing a ghost."
"After the first few months of work from home pajamas freedom, I realized I needed to get dressed everyday to feel good about myself."
"So even though no one but my tiny group of friends see it, I still wear my work clothes and try to look nice."
"I think our very connected social media has us convinced you need to show off if you want to get dressed up, but people used to get fancied up to have dinner with their partner at home. And that just seems nice to me."
"Man, not wearing work clothes is like my number one favorite thing about working from home!"
"I've never liked business casual clothing and dress codes seemed so arbitrary to me. My work clothes were always in that category of 'Well I don't love it but it's good for work.' "
"Once I got a permanently remote gig I got rid of all those and got some nice, comfy lounge wear!"
Stranger DangerI Dont Know Her Mariah Carey GIF by MOODMANGiphy
"I love working from home but it can give you an everybody is just a stranger vibes. Loss of connection to the outside world is real."
"I've been working from home during the pandemic long enough that I've seen people come and go from our team without ever having met them."
"Completely agree with you on this."
"I’ve drifted apart from certain friend groups simply because I work from home and since I do, I get to work extra long and abnormal hours including weekends. I don’t even want to get ready and step outside after finishing my workday."
"Also, I joined a new company back in June 2021 working remote full time. We have a team of over 10 people and I’ve only ever met the team lead ONCE in person to pick up my laptop."
"Even though we have daily stand-ups and weekly face-to-face meetings where we enable our webcams, I still feel disconnected and not as closely knit as a team should be."
No More NetworkingSnl Networking GIF by Saturday Night LiveGiphy
"Every discussion needs to be intentional."
"Forget about chance meetings in the hallway. Forget about casual lunches where you build relationships. Forget about contact with anyone outside of your immediate team."
"None of that will happen without you making an effort to set up time."
"If you don't take the time to manage things, long term working from home kills networking, culture and comradery."
"I started a job out of college in 2018 on site, built up relationships with my team members while working and when we went hybrid it was fine."
"Started a new job this past November and feel like I only 'know' one person on my team because he’s the only one who is willing to teach or reach out to see if I’m stuck on anything."
"Even with daily meetings to start the day I don’t “know” anyone else on this team. I miss my old team and the dynamic of it so much."
Must Leave WorkJoanne The Scammer Running GIF by Super DeluxeGiphy
"When working in the office going back home was like a long waited nice thing to happen. I liked being back home and relax etc."
"Right now when I'm done with my work from home day job I feel like I need to leave this space because I've been sitting here all day since morning."
"I have a separate office room but still sometimes I have to leave the place for a walk, grocery etc even though the weather is bad and/or I don't need to buy anything."
"It's difficult to stay home even though I may need to do something else inside like cleaning or repairing stuff."
"I'm done working. I need to leave work."
A Method To The MadnessNot How It Works Season 25 GIF by The BachelorGiphy
"Working with people who aren’t used to working from home."
"At my old job, 50% were remote so there was just a way of doing things, even pre pandemic. Group chat (slack or teams), cc everybody on an email, rarely pick up the phone for a 1:1."
"Current job, they still behave like an office environment with one-off conversations and not keeping everybody up to speed. It’s disorienting and way more subject to Bullsh*t politics."
Ignoring The ChorusSchitts Creek No GIF by CBCGiphy
"My employer keeps having meetings where they try to convince us how everyone hates working from home and then just ignores the chorus of people saying that isn't true. We're good here at home, thanks."
Time Zone TroubleDebi Mazar Aftershow GIF by TV LandGiphy
"I work in a time zone that isn't the same as our company headquarters."
"If I was an in office employee, when I leave, done, no more meetings. But nothing is stopping PST folks from making a 6-7pm EST zoom meeting that I feel obligated to go to."
Separate The Stress
"When you work from home, your home and safe space also becomes your office. It’s hard to detach yourself from work stress when you just worked all day at the dining room table now you’re trying to enjoy your dinner at the same spot."
"That’s what I hated most about working from home. And this is an even bigger issue if you have a high stress job or one you dislike."
The Only NegativeSurprised In Trouble GIF by NickelodeonGiphy
"I started working from home in March 2020 and I love it."
"I don't have to drive an hour and a half each way anymore. I don't have to wear uncomfortable clothes. I have more time to clean the house and keep up with it during the day."
"The only negative, if you can even call it that, is that I end up working extra most days. Instead of shutting down at 4:57 to beat traffic leaving the parking garage, I'll often work until 5:15 or 5:30 or even 6 to get something done."
FactionsPirates Fleet GIF by Sea of ThievesGiphy
"What I've seen around my workplace is that for those of us who, by their industry, cannot work from home, those that can are highly resented by those who can't have that luxury (and it IS a luxury)."
"When the sometimers come back into the office for whatever reason, they're shunned by those that go in every day, almost hostile towards them."
"Those that WFH a majority of time are treated like they're a part of the cleaning crew. They're in the workplace poking around a little, not talking much and then they're gone."
"There is a clear separation now between the (dare I call them) factions."
If you've been working from home for a while, share some things others may not realize about it.
We'll see you (and your jammy pants) in the comments!
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Life can be full of scary things, including fatal injuries or situations. That's why it's so important for human beings to tap into their creative side, and listen to other human beings.
Redditors are a great example of creative and information-sharing human beings. They've posted many, many crazy facts that could actually save a life!
We have Redditor hazard35 to thank for this, who asked:
"What are some real but crazy facts that could save your life?"
Call The Hospital
"Not too crazy but if someone is acting drunk but didnt had any alcohol, ask them to smile, if one side of their mouth is down, take them to a doctor cause they are having or will have a stroke"
"If you sit down to sh*t in prison, remove one foot completely from your pants so you can get up and fight if attacked."
"Car jacks are for lifting, not holding."
"So f*ckin true. The amount of people that go under their cars while its on a jack is astounding. Jack stands arent even that expensive; there is no excuse to not have them"
Sweating Your Life Away
"If you find yourself stranded in a desert, ration sweat, not water. Of course don’t drink all of your water in one go, but the rate a which you’ll dehydrate and overheat if exerting yourself (e.g. walking/hiking too fast or climbing over obstacles in the heat of the day) will kill you much quicker. Many people are found dead, with water, which is terrifying."
"Teabags stop bleeding. They have an acid called tannic which is a natural clotting agent."
Disaster Is Coming
"If the forest suddenly falls silent stop and listen. More often than not it means apex predator is near."
"Or earthquake or some other natural disasters is incoming QUICK. This happened to me before a 5.(something) in California. The forest got deathly silent, creeped the hell outa me."
In The Meantime
"A non-permeable snack bag, like a potato chip bag, and duct tape can be used to seal a sucking chest wound long enough to get the victim to a hospital."
"Would imagine though, it would be best to ensure the side covered in flaming hot cheeto dust is on the outside"
""Dude your breath totally smells like cool ranch""
""Drive me to the hospital a**hole""
"If you see a male who’s been in an accident and he has a massive b*ner; then he likely has spinal damage. You should not move him in the slightest, unless otherwise directed."
"If your house smells like fish for absolutely no reason, 9 times out of 10 it means that there is an electrical fire. The other time it means you need to take a shower."
"If it’s cloudy outside and you suddenly feel static run down your body and your hairs raise. Better pucker them cheeks and drop to the ground. Lightning is about to hit dangerously close to you."
I just learned 10 new facts that will help me to save a life. Of course, I hope I never have to!
Life is full of social situations, and social situations call for certain rules of behavior. Professional dinners require professional clothing, in retail, the customer is always right, and when you're with other people, you should be bubbly and outgoing, not quiet and reserved.
The thing is, some of these rules and behaviors are ridiculous, and just stress people out.
There are plenty of behaviors that aren't considered socially acceptable, but should be.
"What is something that is considered socially unacceptable, however honestly shouldn't be?"
Death Is Not Happening
"Tell folks you’re dying and they’ll find ways to pretend that you’re not. It’s weird."
"Man, I still remember when I was like 22, my cousin asked if he could come see me, and I said sure come on over at like 2. I was so excited for him to come over, I bought snacks and beer, and set up both my xboxes and tv's in the living room so we could hang out and game."
"He showed up and he explained he's having a hard time because his biological dad OD'd and it was up to him as next of kin to decide whether to pull the plug. My cousin didn't even know the man. He was absent from his life since before day one."
"I didn't know what to do, so I offered him some Dorito's and a controller."
"I still panic thinking about the fact that he came to me for help and I just shut down."
Maybe I Just Don't Want A Drink
"In my country (especially on the island I am from) it is considered an offend by most people when you refuse the drink they offer you."
"It doesn't matter if you have to drive (and it's obviously illegal to drink and drive) or already feel drunk and don't want to drink any more."
"This shouldn't be a thing... People should respect others when they wish to stay sober."
"Me and my husband have found a way around it though. We always carry a pack of medicine and whenever someone tries to pressure us into drinking we show it and be say "sorry, I am on medication for my tooth and it shouldn't be mixed with alcohol". That seems to do the trick... (it's a good excuse if any of you people need to avoid drinking, that's why I am sharing it, sorry if it's off topic)"
Rude Does Not Equal Right
"Calling customers out on poor behaviour."
"I got fired for this last year after I had had it from all older customers berating me after the holidays"
"Fr. They gotta make some kind of law that states that service staff cant be fired for standing up for themselves and not taking sh*t from customers"
Isn't Honesty The Best Policy?
"Telling someone you don’t want to go or do something without making up an excuse. We all sometimes just “don’t feel like it.” That is ok!!!
EDIT: Woah… glad so many of you can relate. And of course, thank you everyone for the awards!"
"Or leaving a function when you feel like it."
"I was wing-woman on a double date with my friend and two guys I couldn’t have been less interested in. We did dinner and then ended up at a bar. I said I was leaving and they protested but I left anyway. My girlfriend texted me after saying “I had to lie and say you didn’t feel well”. Like why? We’d been together for hours by that point and I wanted to leave. It’s that simple!"
Date Me Because...
"Being honest about your intentions while dating"
"This one blows my mind. People I would otherwise respect will lie, pressure or coerce the opposite sex in order to get laid and then laugh it off like it was the other parties fault for making it out to be such a big deal. When I've brought this up with friends as "not cool" it just makes people uncomfortable and I am told to lighten up."
"“I’m looking for companionship but I’m okay with sex on the first date or even a one night stand, I’ll just get that out in the open. But if I’m with you, then I’m with only you.”"
You Don't HAVE To Ask
"Hi, how are you?"
"I'm tired as sin and my back hurts."
"Oh, uh, ok."
"Like, don't ask if you're not ready for an honest answer. When I ask someone what's up, and they say for example, that they are sad. I'll then ask them if they need any help. Yet when I give an answer that isn't the same old stupid song and dance, I'm looked at like I just said I want to rub peanut butter on mailboxes."
Working, Not Playing
"Treating work like just work. I like my work and get along great with my colleagues - at work. But I just don’t want to go out for drinks afterwards, have team events, Christmas parties and whatever. Work. Get paid. Have life outside of work with other people."
"To be clear, I don’t want to cancel social events at work. I just want them becoming very explicitly optional, with no weird looks for not attending."
"To piggyback, mandatory work potlucks and now you have to go buy groceries to make extra to feed people you don’t care about. Or you’re not a team player. I just want to eat my sandwich in my car okay"
"“But we’re a family!”" 🤢
Oh, My Aching Legs
"Staff sitting down while on the job (like cashiers)."
"I know this is generally a North American thing, but "socially acceptable" isn't generally something globally universal."
"I’m a cashier and let me tell you, it’s mentally draining. Also, what about people who work in an office? Writers? Receptionists? There are plenty of sit down jobs."
It's Just Sharing Information
"Discussing salaries / finances. Such a ridiculous taboo. If people knew how little or how much their peers make, employers would have a much tougher time lowballing salaries or offering poverty level wages. It (theoretically) eliminate the whole “keeping up with the Jones’s” mentality, as well. If you’re not trying to one up everyone, it would be less likely to live beyond your means."
Me, Myself, & I
"Going to movies/ concerts/ sporting events/ restaurants/ etc alone."
"You should be able to go out and enjoy things without needing friends/ someone else to be there with you."
"Especially movies? Why do you need someone to join you to sit in silence and watch a film? That taboo never made sense to me"
I'm in full agreement with that last one. I go to diners and movies by myself all the time. Me time is the best time!
Ideally, everyone should try to get at least eight hours of sleep.
But for some people, that simply isn't possible.
Be it having multiple jobs at varying hours, children waking you up every hour, or being plagued by insomnia, some people will simply have to do their best with what little sleep they can get.
But, how do they do it?
And better yet, should they be doing it?
Redditor Neftroshi was eager to learn the answer to these questions, leading them to ask:
"People of reddit who survive on less than 8 hours of sleep, how?"
One Does What One Must
"Hatred and the need to pay bills."- Inside_Ice_6175
"Hate myself, decide I'm going to bed earlier tonight, fail, repeat."- cmac4ster
Two Easy Steps
"Step 1 : ignore all the cries for help your body releases."
"Step 2: there is no step 2."- Lacrus314
We'd All Like To Know...
"I have a co-worker who is a cleaner in a psych hospital who is 50, only works nights and says she only sleeps 3 or 4 hours a day."
"Don't know how she does it."- weezybreezy747
You Find Ways Of Compensating.
"I do this neat little trick where I borrow a few hours from the end of my life every time I don't get enough sleep."
"Been doing it for years and I don't see any potential problems or downsides."- MatTheScarecrow
"I remember one time in my life were I woke up feeling fully refreshed and I've never forgot that moment ever since."- Able_Visual955
Just Act Like It's Not An Issue
"I usually get somewhere between 5-7 hours sleep, there is a constant feeling of tiredness but at some point you just learn to ignore it or get used to it and carry on."- the_starlight_girl
A Professional Opinion
"Friendly neighborhood sleep scientist stopping in."
"Most adults need 8-9 hours to function optimally."
"This is supported by a pretty robust body of research."
"Shorter sleep duration than this is associated with performance decrements across a variety of domains, and there is evidence for negative impacts on physiological health in the short and long term as well."
"Sleep is key to processes like restoration in various physical systems."
"There is also growing evidence that short sleep interferes with the consolidation of memory from short- to long-term storage."
"Sleep and relationships also appear to affect each other reciprocally."
"Good relationships promote good sleep, and bad sleep can hurt relationship functioning."
"Tl;dr—it’s bad for you bro (for the vast majority of people, anyway), even if it feels like it isn’t."
"Sleeping too much is also associated with negative outcomes."
"For example, sleeping more than 9 hours is predictive of elevated cardiovascular risk."
"There is limited but growing evidence that some people are true 'short sleepers' who may experience fewer or no apparent negative cognitive effects of short sleep."
"This phenomenon is poorly understood, but is being investigated increasingly."
"Research is slowed in part by the difficulty of finding participants who are true short sleepers, but it is clear that most of us are not in this category, even if we think we are."
"The truth, according to the best available evidence, is that the vast majority of adults NEED 8 hours for best results."
"It is also critical to note that it is not clear whether people who feel like they experience no negative effects from short sleep are at lower risk for well-established physiological costs of short sleep, such as elevated cardiovascular risk."
"Emerging evidence is beginning to suggest that even if you feel you are not experiencing psychological or physical costs of short sleep, your actual physical health costs may be the same as for people who do feel the cognitive effects of short sleep."
"See for example, Williams et al., 2021."
"You can improve the quality of your sleep by prioritizing 'sleep hygiene'.”
"This includes having a regular bed/wake time each day, even on the weekends."
"There’s no such thing as catching up on lost sleep, not in a true sense."
'You can’t undo the damage completely."
"Further, some evidence is beginning to indicate that the tempting practice of sleeping in on weekends to try to repay sleep debt has negative effects beyond the sleep that has already been lost."
"A consistent bed/wake schedule is one of the best gifts you can give yourself."
"Other tips you may have heard include minimizing light exposure, especially to blue light, for a few hours before bed."
"There is limited evidence about the effectiveness of things like phones’ native settings for blue light reduction, so consider getting some filter glasses to put on when you are approaching bedtime, and avoid screens."
"Other good resources are available via you googling it."
"You may think you are getting more sleep than you are."
"Smartphones and wearables can help track your sleep to try to assess how much you’re getting."
"Alexa can alert you if you snore at night, which can indicate sleep problems."
"This tech isn’t as good as research-grade sleep actigraphy or polysomnography, but it’s getting better."
"If you go this route, be sure you don’t get obsessive about the data and quantifying or gamifying it."
"Good sleep is the goal, not making your phone happy at all costs."
"Caffeine is definitely worth thinking about when thinking about your sleep hygiene as well."
"For example, my sleep is fairly delicate, but getting better, thanks to science!, so I won't start a new serving of coffee after noon or finish one after 2 p.m."
"Caffeine can compound sleep problems because, although it can help you get through the day, it is very easy to then have it interfere with nighttime sleep latency.'
"How long it takes you to fall asleep, quality, or quantity."
"If you are using caffeine to get through the day because you're tired and dragging, it may well feel useful within days, but be detrimental to your sleep and performance across days."
"It's like putting a bandaid over a fresh wound to cover it immediately, but then ripping it off that night before the underlying problem has healed."
"If caffeine is interfering with your sleep quality, consider switching to something caffeine-free to fill that space as an afternoon ritual."
"You may find that the break in your routine still helps refresh you without interfering with a good night's rest."
"You can use your phone or other smart devices to remind you to start winding down and getting ready for bed in advance of your bedtime."
"I have my spare speakers remind me with phrases like 'You're a sleep scientist, go to bed, it's important' and 'Go to bed now; it promotes a healthy immune system'."
"Additionally, pretty much any flatscreen TV has, buried in its annoying, hard-to-navigate settings menu, an auto-off timer feature."
"Do some quick googling to figure out where this setting is on your TV and set it to turn off at a certain time each day."
"Similarly, if you have smart plugs or switches in your home, you can set them to turn lights off at a given time."
"Mine are set to go off in advance of my Mandatory Bedtime."
"You only have to set this up once, and then every night, your smart home will help nudge you toward bed."
"Sure, you might be tempted to turn the TV on to finish an episode or to turn the lights back on and finish the chapter you're reading, but anything you can do to decrease friction in the direction of your target bedtime and good sleep hygiene will help."
"I once heard a very eminent colleague speak on this subject and he said 'If you were a sleep scientist, if you understood sleep and its importance the way I do, you would never shortchange yourself on another night of it'."
"I found that quite sobering because I am a sleep scientist, I do understand the importance, and I was still shortchanging myself."
"Many cultures today have succumbed to the 'glorification of business,' in which it is seen as some kind of badge of honor to not 'need' much sleep."
"For almost all of us, however, 8-9 is the magic number and we can't shortchange that fact...just ourselves."- LilSebastianFlyte
As Maria says in The Sound Of Music: "strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers".
Even if you can't get a solid eight hours, try making a good night's sleep a priority.
It will make your morning coffee taste oh-so-much better.
Driving can be extremely relaxing and liberating.
Being out on the open road, blasting your favorite music, ideally with a dreamy final destination.
But driving still comes with its share of stress and frustrations.
Namely other drivers, and the irritating, sometimes reckless and dangerous behavior they exhibit on the road.
Redditor xplorerex was curious to hear the things people hate most that drivers ahead of them or behind them do on the road, leading them to ask:
"What is the most annoying thing other road users do that irritates you?"
Is Anyone In That Big A Hurry?
"People that pass you and then turn in at the very next road."
"Like they couldn't wait five more seconds."- p38-lightning
We Can See You Coming From A Mile Away!
"High beams on while driving towards oncoming traffic."- AteTooMuchBoneMarrow
Slow And Steady Doesn't Always Win The Race...
"Not using the on ramp to get up to speed or close to what the traffic is going at."- yankstravelerlowrider drive slow GIF by Off The JacksGiphy
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
"Being stuck behind someone doing 10 under the speed limit, AND THEN another dude ON YOUR @SS trying to get you to speed up like there ISN'T A F*CKING CAR IN FRONT OF ME!"
"Whew I guess I needed to get that one out."- sorvis
A Heads Up Would Be Nice!
"Not indicating, just pulling in front, turning etc without indicating, it's bad driving and lack of consideration."- mazdanc
Make Up Your Mind!!!
'Speed up when I'm trying to pass when just before they were going 10 under."
"Makes me hate humanity sometimes."- darkmauveshoreSee Goodwood Festival Of Speed GIFGiphy
Some People Shouldn't Be Behind The Wheel
"Not one thing specifically, but just overall awareness, and the willingness to BE aware."
"Stop driving like dumba**es, get off your phones, pay attention."
"It's not that hard, and it should be MUCH easier than it is to LOSE your drivers license."
"I was in a life-threatening motorcycle accident a couple years ago and you wanna know why? "
"Someone turned the WRONG WAY on a one-way street and hit me head-on."
'Did she lose her license?"
"Of course not."
"A drivers license IS NOT a right, it's a privilege, and I'm so f*cking tired of lazy drivers."- BootyfulMiami
These Rules Exist For A Reason
"Not using turn signal."
"Driving at non-passing speeds in the passing lane."
"Making right turns without getting over to the right."- ProfitsOfProphets
Always Needing To Be Top Dog...
"When I'm behind someone in the passing/acceleration lane going the same speed as the car in the right lane, and they just stay neck in neck for eternity."- meanyapicklesszybcy i wciekli video games GIFGiphy
Those Lanes Are There For A Reason
"Driving on the emergency lane."
"An ambulance once didn't make it in time to a man in dire need of first aid during a traffic jam."
"The emergency lane was also completely jammed because some thought they were too good to wait in traffic and went there instead."
"I genuinely hope all of them total their cars while surviving with annoying injuries."- Simplordx69
Your parents warned you to keep your "eyes on the road" for a reason.
You never know what you may encounter while driving, no matter how long or short the distance.