"I used to do this when my daughter was little, "just in case." When going on a crowded outing with your kid, snap a photo of them on your cell phone camera when you arrive. That way, if something happens and you get separated, you have a photo of them that is recent, in the clothes they're wearing that day. Also, stick one of your business cards in your kid's pockets."
"Do the dishes whilst cooking instead of waiting around. Leaves the majority of the dishes done by the time your food is cooked."
"Never go grocery shopping when you're hungry."
"Measure your hand from your fingertips to palm and memorize it. Now you can judge the size of anything without a ruler. I've used this my whole life to estimate distances of all kinds of things. Also pick a finger that is pretty close to 1cm or a joint close to 1 inch and remember which is which. You will never need a ruler to estimate again."
"Back when I was 18-26, I always had one full bag packed in my car. It generally had clean underwear, a t-shirt or two, jeans, shorts, flops, and toothbrush/deodorant. I can't tell you how many times I'd just meet up with some friends and next thing you know it was 2AM and I needed a place to sleep. Having everything with me was awesome."
"Always be ten minutes early to everything, no matter what; once it's a habit, you'll never stress about being late again. If something unexpected happens in transit, you're on time. Bam!"
"Putting my clothes in my closet with the hangers reversed once a year. As I pull clothes out, I reverse the hanger. Every year I give away any clothes that I never took out."
"Make lunch for work the night before.
Groceries are way cheaper than eating out every day - [email protected]#k anyone who thinks you're lame because you don't have a Timmyho bagel or BK for lunch everyday. I'm saving 4-5$ per meal.
Not making lunch the morning makes the morning that much smoother."
"Here is a lifehack for all of the students out there. If you are charged with writing a lengthy research paper, find one very solid source that directly pertains to your thesis, and then you can use that source's bibliography to back into locating new sources."
"When you need to remember to bring something with you, put your car keys on it the night before."
"Invest in a good bed, you use the thing a third of your life! All the good stuff happens there. Sleep after a long day's work, snu-snu with the missus, and if you're like me, 90% of Sunday."
"Never go to bed with a messy kitchen/dirty dishes. Waking up to a clean kitchen feels good and it makes making breakfast a lot easier in the morning when you're 1/2 asleep."
"To talk to people all you have to do is just ask questions. just let them talk."
"Take notes during meetings, even if it seems like something simple you will remember later. After 10 more simple things get mentioned, you start forgetting them."
"I used to have my computer set up to start playing a specific iTunes playlist on the stereo at a certain time. The playlist was exactly as long as I had in the morning and went from chill songs to more energetic. Throughout my morning routine, I could always tell how I was doing on time by the currently playing song."
"Cut negative people out of your life.
Cut people out of your life who only contact you when they want you to do something for them."
"Putting socks on before pants. Socks are like pant lubricants. Believe it."
"If I spend time looking for something, as soon as I find it and finish using it I put it back the FIRST place I looked for it."'
"If there's something I need to do but am procrastinating, I find something else I also need to do that's even more of a chore. I can then put off doing the second thing by doing the first."
"Try to put yourself in as many socially awkward situations as possible. You will be desensitized to it which makes you more outgoing."
"I use my refrigerator as a giant dry erase board. Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove permanent marker if you use the wrong pen."
"If there's something big I want to get done, I tell all my friends I'm going to do it. The fear of looking like an @$$ helps keep me motivated."
"Don't use the dryer on anything you don't want worn out prematurely, use a clothes rack."
"Place alarm clock across the room, so you have to get up to turn it off. Especially if you know you're going to have trouble getting up in the morning."
"When you park at a huge parking lot, take a photo of the nearest parking location sign with your cellphone camera. That way, you won't forget that you parked at H43 near the East exit and waste 30 minutes trying to find your car."
"I'm naturally lazy, so I work out first thing in the morning. It wakes me up and then it's over and done with and I don't have to care about it for the rest of the day. I can be lazy during/after work and not feel guilty."
"While pre-gaming or preparing for a night out, ensure that there is at least a pint of fresh water next your bed. You are unlikely to think of this when you get in and it will help you immensely in the night/morning"
"Here's a little trick that helped me learn 10-finger-typing really well:
When you read an article in your browser, activate the search function (ctrl+f) and just start typing the text you are reading. With firefox or chrome, the text you are typing will simultaneously get highlighted.
Just read the highlighted text. You'll want to know what comes next so you'll type as fast as possible. You want to read the text fluently, so you'll type blindly and so on. Worked 100 times better than all these boring training programs."
"When you wake up in the middle of the night to do something, cover one eye with your hand and leave it there until you return to darkness. The eye that was covered will have retained its ability to see well in the dark so you will not run into the dresser on your way back to bed."
"Applying an ice cube to a zit will reduce swelling and redness."
It's actually more like with most tips. It will work well with some people and not at all for others.
The best way is to not stick to one way of trying if it doesn't work.
If you want to achieve something, keep trying new ways until you find something that works even if it seems stupid or irrational.
The most important thing is to never give up.
mmm... ok... bye mum
I live in a place that is hot for most of the year and work a job that doesn't have a dress code, so no pants for me... only cargo shorts. So it doesn't matter when or if I put socks on! HA!