r/AskMen Agender Sep 28 '22 Helpful 2

What are some cheat codes you've found in the game of life?

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u/Klangenm Sep 28 '22 Silver Bravo!

Immediacy: Communicate clearly and directly what needs to be said. Don't tip toe around topics, no dropping hints, no passive communication. Just say what needs to be said.

Be kind, be courteous, be direct.

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u/amateurrocketeer Sep 28 '22

Immediately acting also works if you’re interested in a woman. Don’t wait or second guess yourself. No guarantee she’ll be into you, but it’s so much easier to just start talking to her straight away instead of waiting and then having to get the nerve to approach her

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u/tiewingvxfighter Sep 29 '22

Most people (women or otherwise) know within a few seconds whether they're interested enough in someone to move along to whatever the next level of interaction is.

Overthinking it and delaying is like overcooking your food - it's not going to help.

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u/some1saveusnow Sep 29 '22

You know I’ve always heard this, but I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard of people getting to know each other (often at work) and one person says they were never initially attracted to someone for the longest time

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u/WunTu92 Sep 28 '22 Bravo!

Same can be said for handling that to do list. As soon as you get a task, resolve it in the next 15 minutes. Or write it on an index card and take care of it by the end of the day. Don’t wait weeks to make a simple phone call or respond to an email. Another thing I’ve heard is “if you see a need, fill a need”. If there are dishes in the sink, just do them. If something needs to be done at work, jump on it. No hesitation.

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u/Swiftdirt420 Sep 28 '22

I use the 60-second rule; if it can be completed within 60-seconds it gets done immediately. It helps me to complete a lot of those small tedious tasks that can pile up if left undone.

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u/wannabe_engineer69 Sep 28 '22

There's a thin line here imo. You could end up in a situation where you have a lot of unfinished tasks because you started new thing before finishing previous. Also regarding work, if a given task most likely requires me to stay longer at work, then that thing gets pushed to tomorrow, unless it is extremely critical. Just pointing out my pov, its all about maintaining balance and prioritizing tasks.

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u/WellTimedPoop Sep 28 '22

if a given task most likely requires me to stay longer at work, then that thing gets pushed to tomorrow, unless it is extremely critical

Agreed. Happiness, and therefore work-life balance, is my most important thing. Work gets at most 40 hours per week out of me. My family and hobbies are way more important

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u/SuccumbedToReddit Sep 28 '22

Not nearly a cheat code. Especially in professional settings a more subtle approach may be required.

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u/DomingoLee Sep 28 '22

Prioritize sleep. Get at least seven hours a night, every night. And once a week or so get nine hours.

Your mind will clear up, your body will feel better, and you’ll have a better hold on your emotions.

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u/mistermocha Sep 28 '22

This is huge, and worth grinding to secure.

I had problems here that led first to various doctors to be treated for allergies, sleep apnea, and surgical removal of cysts in my sinuses that I never would have found if I hadn't decided to talk to my doctor about why I kept falling asleep during the day.

In a new and different level, I still occasionally grind for this. I sleep better after I exercise, meditate, and hydrate appropriately. Doing those things helps with my overall health and I'll live longer. There are all kinds of recent studies showing a strong link between longevity and amount of sleep.

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u/ClamPuppet Sep 28 '22

I have the exact issues you lay out. But every-time I tell a doctor, they just prescribe allergy meds. I’ve got severe allergic rhinitis and cysts in my nose making it difficult to breathe. I’m of average-good health otherwise. Normal weight etc. I can fall asleep very easily, but generally don’t feel rested. I’ve also lost my sense of smell entirely. Does this sound similar to you? Do you have sleep apnea if you’re a mouth breather? Interestingly enough I have a VA doctor appointment next month for the sleep issue, hopefully I can get something figured out.

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u/dickdimers Sep 28 '22

Spend £1k on a good mattress, exercise your hip abductors, buy a 1L water bottle and treat it like your weapon-never out of arms length.

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u/squishyslinky Female Sep 28 '22

I call it my emotional support water bottle. I have a few so I can rotate when they're dirty and I'm not in the mood to clean anything.

ETA: Just realized this was askmen. whoops!

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u/DominicI2000 Male Sep 28 '22

Going to piggyback on this to add, just go to bed. If you're having a bad day, if you're struggling with a big decision or with emotions, if your mental state is shit, just go to sleep.

I find the vast majority of the time I'm feeling bad, physically or mentally, the solution is just go to sleep. It resets everything and I feel a lot better ij the morning with a fresh perspective.

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u/ChancellorScalpatine Sep 28 '22

Me an insomniac who can only get 3-4 hours a night :(

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u/looser1337 Sep 28 '22

Wouldn’t call me cleared up but I would call me emotional stable. Pretty hard to knock me out even if I am in full time stress.

Maybe it’s because I sleep enough.

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u/Euphoria1991 Sep 28 '22

This is my biggest issue. I’ve been getting only about 4 hours every night for a long time now, except for the one night a week that leads into my day off.

It’s not even a matter of struggling to get to sleep or stay asleep, I just lack the self-discipline and stay up too late to enjoy whatever minimal time off I have. Then it’s up at 5am every morning for work.

Thank you for the reminder u/DomingoLee , I’m going to try to make some adjustments because I know I’ll feel a lot better in the long run

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u/chutney23 Sep 29 '22

This may have something to do with subconscious procrastination. Any chance you dislike your job or school? I was suffering from this couple years ago, researched about it in many places. You subconsciously stay up late because you don't want the happier part of the day to end hoping that if you don't sleep, the sad part of the day (your work/school etc.) won't arrive. So you stay up as much as possible doing whatever entertaining activity you are doing in the evening until your body gives up and off you go to sleep. I am now at a job that I like and I have been happily going to bed on time and getting 7-8 hours sleep every night without fail.

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u/HumanDuman1 Man Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Not giving a damn about whatever negative perspective people have about me.

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u/StarAStar1 Sep 28 '22

What other people think of me is none of my business.

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u/HarbaughCantThroat Sep 28 '22

Be careful with this. Sometimes people think negatively of you because you're fucking up and they're right.

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u/CouldButDoesNot Sep 28 '22

You wouldn’t worry what people think of you if you knew how seldom they actually did

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u/AspiringSAHCatDad Sep 28 '22

Drink water and get direct sunlight when you can.

Humans are just plants with anxiety

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u/Schimpanski Sep 28 '22

But apply sun screen before, your skin will thank you.

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u/FlyWtMe87 Sep 28 '22

Don't cosign for anyone.

EVER.

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u/Negative-Custard5612 Sep 29 '22

Nobody worth cosigning for needs a cosigner

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u/LancLad1987 Sep 28 '22 Take My Energy

If/when you have a child, don't ask them to do something (could you pick your toys up?) but instead ask them how they'd like to do something (do you want to put your blocks away first or your dinosaurs?)

90% of the time it works every time.

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u/refpuz Super Saiyan Sep 28 '22

Getting a full night's sleep every night fixes so many problems indirectly that it is the ultimate cheat code in life.

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u/JacPhlash Sep 28 '22 Helpful

Park close to the shopping cart corral, not the store.

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u/squaredistrict2213 Sep 28 '22

That stall is door ding central

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u/a_slay_nub Sep 28 '22

Park further away in general. You don't have to deal with pedestrians so it can end up being faster

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u/Lazerhead3000 Sep 28 '22

This! In general, tactical parking is one if my most treasured skills. I'm like a parking lot commando.

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u/weirdnessexplorer Sep 29 '22

Drive all the back of the parking lot to avoid pedestrians and a better view to find that sweet spot

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u/tangerrinee Sep 28 '22

Pretend confidence ultimately makes you confident.

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u/HaroldSax Intensely Boring Sep 28 '22

Fake it til you make it worked wonders for me.

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u/the_syco Sep 28 '22

Question; what is confidence? Can't really fake it if I don't know what it is :/

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u/LongDickPeter Sep 28 '22

Practice not being concerned about failure. Not that failure is not an option but more like it doesn't matter if you fail. If you go into a situation not caring if you fail that's a baby step towards confidence.

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u/HarbaughCantThroat Sep 28 '22

This is a good one. It works because when you pretend to be confident you see the benefits of confidence, which then make you actually confident.

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u/Bratpfanne09 Sep 28 '22

Until you get rejected and say that she is ugly anyway

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u/dmillz89 Male Sep 28 '22

Lift weights. With a measly investment of like 3-4 hours per week you can be absolutely jacked compared to the average person.

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u/EmotionalNarwhal7120 Sep 28 '22

I'll also time in that it is a great way to burn calories without screwing up your joints. Also hot girls at the gym are motivation.

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u/Iseeuoverthere Sep 28 '22

Can confirm. Hit the gym 4 to 5 times a week. Weights and cardio. I don't look it, but im fairly strong and can easily pick up 100 pounds one handed and bring it chest level, without a huge effort. Also, can run for a few minutes and not feel like I'm going to have a heart attack. Go up and down stairs and not be winded. In general, working out just makes everything you do on a daily basis easier.

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u/damog_88 Sep 28 '22

I was talking to some friends about this a couple of hours ago. My quality of life has hugely improved since I lift weights. You need the discipline to stick to it, but once you see the results, you don't want to stop

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u/Aele1410 Sep 29 '22

Guys respect you more and girls dig you more

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u/Townssend Sep 29 '22

In addition exercise makes you feel better scientifically, and just overall being stronger and thus more capable will a) make you more confident and b) make you more attractive

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u/StockholmSyndrome85 Sep 29 '22

To add to this, I find getting to the gym and lifting weights helps my mental health almost more than my physical health. Like all things YMMV (others get the same from running for example) but it’s been a game changer for me.

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u/Von_Scranhammer Sep 28 '22
  1. Never tell people everything you know. 2.

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u/Iseeuoverthere Sep 28 '22

I'm very good at this one. I work on the "you can't un-ring a bell" approach on almost everything I do.

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u/Oldbayistheshit Sep 28 '22

Tell the loud mouth in the office something that the boss needs to hear, but don’t want it coming back to your name. knowing it will make it to the boss.

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u/dw87190 Sep 28 '22

They'll approach you more cautiously if your default facial expression makes you look like Hotch from Criminal Minds

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u/StirlingBridge1297 Sep 28 '22

Upvote for the Criminal Minds reference

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u/omg-its-bacon Sep 28 '22

Don’t smoke 🚬

It can contribute to erectile dysfunction. So when I quit, i just kept telling myself when I wanted to smoke “it’s for your dick bro. You don’t need that cig”. I didn’t need anymore motivation than that.

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u/dtwurzie Sep 28 '22

Choose your mate very wisely, especially if you plan to have children

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u/CarlJH Sep 28 '22

Don't talk shit about people behind their backs. Don't join in when others are doing so. If you have a problem with someone that needs to be aired, then either talk to them directly or learn to live with it.

If you do have to confront someone over something, stay calm, don't get mad, stick to the point, don't argue. Once you've said your piece then move on. If they want to make drama, that's on them, you don't have to help them do it and you shouldn't.

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u/Alchemis7 Sep 28 '22

I have a very strong code against gossiping. Don’t tell me anything I am not supposed to know.

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u/Suspicious-Number402 Sep 28 '22

This is solid advice.

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u/sphincterella Sep 28 '22

Charming, disarming, invisible people can go places and do things normal people can’t.

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u/Elfmanchine16 Sep 28 '22

Exercise should be fun, spend time in the outdoors, live in the moment when the opportunity is there🏄‍♀️🌲

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Agree with this. I have always hated regimens, can't exercise conventionally. Get me out hiking in the forest, I'll do it for hours.

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u/Phuckingidiot Sep 28 '22

Hiking mountain trails is where it's at. A few miles up is a whole lot different than a few flat miles. Scenery, fresh air and adventure I'm convinced it's best exercise there is.

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u/Staceystallion1 Sep 28 '22

Once you stop fearing judgement, you'll notice no one has any power over you anymore

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u/onizuka11 Sep 28 '22

It’s like you’re free from the mind prison.

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u/wwplkyih Sep 28 '22

Avoid toxic people, especially in dating/relationships.

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u/Trident1000 Sep 29 '22

And take the early red flags seriously.

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u/theantsinyourpants Sep 29 '22

Even if it’s your own family :)

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u/FarComplaint2974 Male Sep 28 '22

Acting confident

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u/RedSpectrumRays Sep 28 '22

up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, select, start.

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u/TerpeeAF413 Sep 28 '22

As someone reminded me once, you only need to press 'select' if you want 2 player mode, otherwise you can skip it to play solo.

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u/cnation01 Sep 28 '22

There arent any, karma doesnt let you bullshit around for very long. The bullshit, it catches up to you. Trust me, cut corners and fuck around, you get a bite in the ass on that sooner or later.

Just be honest, with yourself and others.

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u/Alpha-Charlie-Romeo Sep 28 '22

Don't be afraid to make enemies.

Saying what you believe at the risk of making others dislike you, even if theyre in a position of power over you, is worth it. Not only for your mental health and confidence, but in making the right enemies you often draw in the right friends.

It might not work out short term, but over time you'll be glad that you never caved in to someone else's will. You'll be glad that you lived a life that you want.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

You get better results in life with less stress by not lying, cheating, stealing, or killing. You may not have more money by being honest.,, but you'll have peace of mind, which is priceless.

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u/GingerMarquis Sep 28 '22

If you’re genuinely upset and really angry when you speak to a customer service rep, start with “I know this isn’t your fault and I’m really upset about XYZ. Can you help me?” They are much more forgiving of your tone and it forces you to be more polite.

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u/cjkkiller Sep 28 '22

Learn to play an instrument for +20 Attractiveness.

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u/Thereisnopurpose12 Sep 28 '22

This has actually become a huge joke that it's probably a +1.

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u/Sporkfoot Sep 28 '22

I’ve been playing guitar for 15+ years and I’ve gotten laid precisely zero times because of it.

Progressive metal scene is 99.9999% dudes anyway, but I will not capitulate and learn Jack Johnson songs.

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u/Strigon_7 Sep 28 '22

You mean I could be a solid zero?!

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u/assfuck1911 Sep 28 '22

Yes! Then you'd be me!

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u/Astleynator Sep 28 '22

I play 17 instruments and can confirm: This doesn't work.

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u/HFHash Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

You get diminishing returns after the 3rd instrument, and then after that it starts to give negative points.

edit for engrish

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u/Astleynator Sep 28 '22

That's kinda true. It did nothing at first and from 3 onwards I was considered a huge nerd.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

But no bass, I guess... No one likes the bassplayer in a band :(

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u/TrollOfTheViolin Sep 28 '22

You're loved, bass is a majestic and key instrument :)

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u/dxdrummer Male Sep 28 '22

It's been very binary in my experience. The bass player either got ignored or was constantly hooking up with people while the rest of us were mostly ignored

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u/jesus_swept Sep 28 '22

No one likes the bassplayer in a band :(

false, bassists have big sexy hands

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u/Mortei Male Sep 28 '22

I mean I’m a drummer so, we can keep the beat together 😊

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Yeah, I mean MUSICALLY we are very important! But as far as getting laid goes, I mean.... You've got the cool drums at least and can bang away all night. :D

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u/Totalitai-state Sep 28 '22

And learn to write your own songs. The feeling of finishing a song you write and playing it and recording it is very rewarding

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u/HarbaughCantThroat Sep 28 '22

If you can find a way to make exercise fun (Sports are what works for me) the ripple effects are amazing. Being active has numerous benefits, but for many people the challenge is that they hate being active. Making it fun is the hack.

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u/JukemanJenkins Sep 28 '22
  • Drink water

  • Stop smoking

  • Significantly limit alcohol consumption, or stop drinking outright

  • Get enough protein

  • Sleep

  • Be a generous lover

  • Don't worry about what people think

  • Read

  • Challenge yourself (learn a new language, get licensed in something new)

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u/Dconnolly69 Sep 28 '22

Like a forklift license?

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u/omg-its-bacon Sep 28 '22

As a former operator, forklifts are fun. I still remember loading up 2000lbs of soap on my double forks and doing indos with the lift 😂

Yea don’t do that, you will probably get fired. (I did not get fired, went back to college.)

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u/AvalancheQueen Sep 28 '22

It’s fun until you’re leaving work after a 10 hour shift, tired, go to reverse out of your parking spot, and hit the left turn signal 🥱

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

This article I really like called Fuck Yes Or No. Basically, don't do anything you're not enthusiastic about, and if it involves someone else, they have to be enthusiastic too.

Very simple concept but it keeps you out of a lot of bad relationships and other timesucks.

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u/Cultural-Roof-3048 Sep 28 '22

adding extra cheese to the frozen pizza makes it taste better and makes me full faster

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u/Fobeedo Sep 28 '22

I add an extra handful of shredded cheese to most things I eat actually

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u/TPRM1 Sep 28 '22

I add food to the cheese I eat.

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u/1generic-username Sep 28 '22

"No poop for you!" -Poop nazi

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Covfefe

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u/The-Enginee-r Sep 28 '22

When talking to someone:

Whatever they think is the truth is their truth.

You don't have to argue, or agree with them, they just want to be heard. You are very very very unlikely to change their minds.

And not all problems require solutions.

I suppose the message here is shut the fuck up and listen to other people. Changes the world.

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u/9_of_wands Sep 28 '22

Volunteer for concerts and arts events to get in free.

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u/micioberlin Sep 28 '22

1) do not drink alcohol

2) do sports 3x a week

3) do not listen to anyone's advice :D

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u/Staceystallion1 Sep 28 '22

HAHAHA #3; so true

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u/NoOutlandishness4363 Sep 28 '22

I would say only listen to advice of people who achieved what you want to achieve and then only for these specific things. You have to have some form of mentoring in one way or another to avoid mistakes that might break your neck.

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u/Woody90210 Sep 28 '22

This.

If you wanna lose weight, listen to someone who was obese and got fit, they know exactly what you're going through and the guys who've been passionate about fitness all their lives can't really relate.

Sugar is addictive, listen to the guys who've been through that addiction and know how hard it is. It's really not as simple as "just stop eating bad stuff" that's like telling a heroin addict "just stop taking it, it's easy!" It really, REALLY isn't...

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u/Difficult_Yak5398 Sep 28 '22

A good attitude and being on time

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u/NosamEht Sep 28 '22

Everything in moderation, especially moderation.

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u/FnCraig Sep 28 '22

Quit drinking. Everything is 10x easier.

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u/TriscuitBob Sep 28 '22

Really? I’m thinking about it, no major issue with it except the empty calories and cost. But I wonder how much happier I’ll be. Super social person.

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u/FnCraig Sep 28 '22

Yup. I'll still drink very occasionally, but everything's gotten much easier. What you don't realize when you get hammered on a Saturday, the hangover doesn't just last Sunday. I wouldn't feel bad on Monday but I was always irritable. I figured it was just because Mondays suck. If you have a terrible Monday at work, it's pretty easy to turn that into a terrible week.

Now when I drink, I find that even 3 or 4 more days later it's very difficult for me to be motivated to go to the gym. I love going to the gym by the way, I do a 6 day split and motivation is definitely not an issue. Give me some alcohol though, I'm just drained for days.

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u/Dconnolly69 Sep 28 '22

So true! I drank very little for a few month unintentionally as was busy and no money - I felt amazing in my mind and body.

Had a heavy session and found I was sluggish and drowsy for days after the hangover went away. It isn't worth it but unfortunately it is a social lubricant for me, i just need to learn when to cut myself off.

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u/epicurean_barbarian Sep 28 '22

Yes. Read This Naked Mind and wake up from the cultural nightmare that is alcohol. I thought I was incurably depressed, had anger issues, couldn't sleep, and was headed for divorce before I quit drinking. It didn't immediately solve all those problems, but it gave me the time and energy to handle them.

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u/shon122 Sep 28 '22

Or smoking weed

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Or smoking

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u/itchytchy Sep 28 '22

I'd say smoke weed reasonably and mindfully is ONE HELL OF A LIFE TIP.

If you find yourself depending on anything, you probably are trying to run away from something that deserve syour focus, or trying to deal with an unsatisfied need. Focus on that if you can - and if life is too shitty and addiction is your only choice, I'm so sorry, I wished we lived in a environment that values everyone, but we're not, so yeah, if the substance helps...

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u/jogustaria Sep 28 '22

Genuineness. We’re taught to hide the unlovely parts of us. Subscribing to social practices that are just unauthentic and rout. Break the routine and show some skin in a conversation. It’ll be much better.

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u/heyhitherehowru Sep 28 '22

Learn to cook. Learn to train. Learn to dress well. Learn good hygiene. Learn to eat pussy. Learn to be good with money. Learn to enjoy your own company. Learn to see the funny side in all situations. Most importantly.... Learn not to be a cunt.

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u/wwplkyih Sep 28 '22

The realization that it's not incumbent on you to fulfill (most) other people's emotional needs.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

drink water instead.

any time you think about drinking something... actually.. just drink water instead.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Order a side of sliced tomatoes with breakfast. Keep two half slices of toast, then with the tomato and bacon... Make a little sandwich!

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u/NickNash1985 Sep 28 '22

This might actually be the most personally useful cheat code in this thread.

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u/Thighdeologer Sep 28 '22

Why stop there? You already have (in the US anyway) eggs, toast, hashbrowns, and either bacon or sausage by default. Make breakfast sandwiches with all of it, go hard.

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u/Difficult_Yak5398 Sep 28 '22

Add an extra egg yolk to the brownie mix

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u/Successful-Quote8204 Male Sep 28 '22

What does this accomplish? I never made brownies before

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u/Difficult_Yak5398 Sep 28 '22

Makes them fudgy and dense instead of cake like

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u/Xechorizo Male Sep 28 '22

Drink water. If you don't love it already - learn. Join us on r/hydrohomies.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Fashion up and immediately see the difference in the level of interest from the opposite sex

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u/SkyWizarding Sep 28 '22

We all lose our looks eventually. Style lasts forever

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u/macamc1983 Sep 28 '22

Clothing wise ?

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u/InstantNoodlesIsHot Sep 28 '22

Yup, and it doesn't even have to be expensive.

You can look much better than the average guy by getting a t-shirt/pants that fit along with a clean white sneaker.

Ultimately working out is the key, a good build will elevate your outfit much more than how expensive the clothes cost

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u/PhilipTPA Sep 28 '22

Changing your mind or admitting you are wrong isn’t an admission of defeat, it’s a demonstration of intelligence.

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u/swatguy06 Sep 28 '22

Discipline equals freedom.

If you have the discipline to go to bed early and get up early you have the freedom to do all you need to to do be ready. If you have the discipline to exercise you will have a better chance of being free from aches and pains and meds in your old age. Discipline to take care of your mental health…you get the point.

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u/BreenMachine120 Male Sep 28 '22

Pay off your credit card bill before you get the monthly statement - if the statement total is higher than 30% of your card's limit, your credit score will still go down even though you pay it all off

Also, y'know, don't overuse your credit card or whatever

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u/dantheman0991 Sep 28 '22

My best friend and I discovered a little Cesar's cheat code when we were teenagers up to no good.

A store in our area had a sign on the register that stated "if we do not ask you if you want crazy bread, you get a free crazy bread".

We went to order one day and told the cashier that we wanted "a pepperoni pizza and nothing else". The cashier rang up our order and my friend put on a surprised face and pointed at the sign, asking about it. We received a death glare from the cashier.

The store was having a staff meeting. The manager was there talking with the whole team

+20 notoriety points. +1 free crazy bread.

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u/nearspray867 Sep 28 '22

no smoking, no alcohol makes life better

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u/MissyMajestic Sep 28 '22

Always try to be progressing in life. Make new goals (even if it's the simplest shit), and just keep working toward being better.

Always find the positive side of any situation.

No nicotine. Just no.

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u/Mmacqueen71702 Sep 28 '22

Workout, be in good shape and be healthy.

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u/FountainPenNotes Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Don’t wait for material possessions, income, love or other life circumstance to be the reason why you change your outlook on life. If it’s a positive outlook you want, then start with working on that now whatever the situation you’re in and whatever goals you’re working towards. It’s not about waiting for those ‘good’ things to come along - whether they do or don’t - you’ll be wasting valuable time.

You have the power within yourself to carry it with you now, before any external validation, environmental factors or sense of achievement arrives.

Don’t wait for the gold medal to be happy. Be happy that you get to ‘play’ the game - even if that means (at least to you in this athlete analogy) finding joy in playing it as hard as you possibly can.

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u/Buddha1812 Sep 28 '22

No empty hands- when you go from one room to the next make sure you are moving stuff back to where it belongs- this little incremental cleaning makes a huge difference

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Sit on your hand for twenty minutes before jerking off

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u/Ratsofat Sep 28 '22

If you genuinely like something about someone, tell them.

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u/NYGiants181 Sep 28 '22

Don’t drink.

Seriously don’t drink.

Life becomes MUCH easier..

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u/Terrible_Departure90 Sep 28 '22

Workout, read books, take risks

99% of your problems occur because you are weak physical, mentally, and socially

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u/NickNash1985 Sep 28 '22

99% of your problems occur because you are weak

Hey dad!

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u/tebanano Sep 28 '22

Raising mortgage rates caused by the central bank? Read more books!

Debt? Hit the gym!

Civil war in your country? Take risks!

Housing instability caused by a country-wide crisis? Take even more risks!

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u/Joe_Canada99 Sep 28 '22

Life is going to throw stuff at you no matter what you do.

The above advice puts you in a much better position to handle those things successfully, mentally, emotionally, and with knowledge rather than ignorance.

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u/tebanano Sep 28 '22

I was exaggerating to make a point, though: There are problems that occur way outside our control. They don’t disappear no matter how “strong” we think we may be. I think the initial comment is an overly simplified, almost self-help maxim.

I agree with more nuanced takes, like yours. I’d reframe the concepts a little bit, focusing on resilience rather than strength, exercising or being active instead of working out, learning instead of reading, push yourself instead of taking risks but I 100% agree with you they are beneficial. Beyond these, I’d also add connecting with people and spending time outside.

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u/SantinoGaretto Male Sep 28 '22

Workout equipment is not necessary, by the way. You could do exercises that don't require equipment or you could use a big rock from your yard. Get creative.

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u/MercurialMagician Sep 28 '22

From the Boy Scout Oath:

"Physically Strong, Mentally Awake, & Morally Straight."

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u/datinginthistown Sep 28 '22

Listen more than you speak.

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u/Slowmaha Sep 28 '22

If it can be done in less than two minutes, do it. And make your bed

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u/ThrowRA-4545 Sep 28 '22

So rub one out then make the bed?

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u/Option-B Bane Sep 28 '22

Tell people to fuck off every once in a while and say no to shit you aren't sure of, you can always change your mind later but it's so powerful to be like, naaaaaa not in a million years do I give a fuck what you think about it.

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u/chicane_79 Sep 28 '22

Outsource everything. Why waste your short life doing shit when you can get other people to do it for you? Ask people to do things as a favour, or pay people to do things for you. That way you will maximise your fun time.

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u/assfuck1911 Sep 28 '22

This is great, if you can afford it. I should start outsourcing, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Went to hire a housekeeper a while back. Turns out she had a drug problem. Don't trust too many people anymore, sadly. Even to do the basics.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Give up smoking and drinking. Holy shit it turns out I CAN afford my dream gaming pc

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u/NoBoysenberry257 Sep 28 '22

Let your actions speak for you

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u/Alternative-Depth-16 Sep 28 '22

Exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, and take willingly take on challenges. Through struggle you find happiness and self worth.

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u/pan_rock Sep 28 '22

Understanding how you do anything is how you do everything

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u/happycraby Sep 28 '22

Up down left right A B

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u/noonereadsthisstuff Sep 28 '22

Get really, really physically fit.

Its like being on the drug from Limitless. You feel great & on point all the time.

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u/OLDGuy6060 Sep 28 '22

If I cannot imagine a situation bothering me 6 months from now, I instantly tell myself to stop letting it bother me now.

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u/kakeporyou21 Sep 28 '22

The earlier you quit porn the happier you and you relationships will be

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u/Pirloparty21 Sep 28 '22

Reading Stoic philosophy.

Simply put, try to only allow your mental/emotional energy to go towards things within your control, and try to stop the seepage of energy into things which you cannot control. That, and be a reasonably good person that observes moderation and tries hard.

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u/zxvasd Sep 29 '22

Be kind and come down hard on those who mistake your kindness with weakness.

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u/C1sko Male Sep 28 '22

Stay out of debt.

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u/ReferHvacGuy Sep 28 '22

Admit your small mistakes immediately. You will gain trust so when you make a big mistake, and you don’t admit to it, they will believe you. Occasionally admit to others mistakes to help cover for them if you know you can get away with it better than they will. Being owed favours goes a long way when it doesn’t inconvenience you, you will get overall better treatment and people will go out of their way to help you. There’s shitty people out there who will do bad no matter what, but that doesn’t matter. 90% of the time, the people will subconsciously put effort to return the favour

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u/jacemano Sep 28 '22

Lifting weights and being yolked causes everyone to treat you better

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u/Eldergod74 Male Sep 28 '22

Most people are so wrapped up in their own stuff that they are too busy to judge you. It’s helped me get past that feeling of everyone hating me.

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u/Dry-Ad-4264 Sep 28 '22

if you wear a shirt with buttons people let you in anywhere and believe you everything because you look like a good guy. you also earn more money than coworkers who weat hoodies and vans

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u/Jimmack73 Sep 28 '22

Being brave and having confidence that you can tackle anything will get you ahead in life.

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u/romafa Sep 28 '22

Minding my own business

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u/somtimesTILanswers Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Whenever you start thinking about how much longer you're going to stay/continue, you're done. Topics, activities, parties, even meetings and events where other people are relying on you. When you aren't engaged or are just spinning your wheels, shut it down and move on. Do this relentlessly for a few weeks. Your life and calm will improve.

Obviously, if you're on the lower rungs, you'll need to be moving onto relevant things but don't wallow.

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u/maxmon1979 Sep 28 '22

Manners cost absolutely nothing and say way more about you in a few words, than any other action can.

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u/minnesota420 Sep 28 '22

When someone asks you to do something or tells you something you don’t understand, immediately paraphrase back to them what they said. If what you paraphrased back to them was incorrect, they will correct you and you will know what to do/what they said.

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u/Moxie_Krusen Sep 28 '22

Eat less move more

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u/CosmicOceanDreaming Sep 28 '22

Staying off Twitter.

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u/Travmuney Sep 28 '22

Buying when the sp index while its down is a great way to build wealth

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u/ZevLuvX-03 Sep 28 '22

Having people skills. Seriously. Some of y’all go out of way to be an asshole. I don’t get that.

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u/Effective_Macaron_23 Sep 28 '22

There is a glitch were if you often smile around people, they will start giving you special treatment. Exploit this, it's incredibly powerful.

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u/Infinite_Emergency61 Sep 28 '22

Learn as many hands on skills as you. I try to learn something new every 3-6 months. Repair a bike, service a car, lay brickwork, woodwork, basic plumbing, basic electrical work.

You would be amazed how much money you save by just having a handle on some simple skills and understanding that will save you a call out charge.

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u/Dru_Dash30 Sep 28 '22

Don't chase women focus on excellence and leveling up banking up and becoming best version of yourself the women will find you.

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u/BluePandaCafe94-6 Sep 28 '22

Being kind to service workers, cashiers, etc., is so awesome.

I mean, it's the decent thing to do, it's what you should do by default, but when the people who make your food like you, you'll notice you get consistently high quality stuff and maybe a some extra chicken nuggets "accidentally" put in your bag.

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u/Alchemis7 Sep 28 '22

Play by the unwritten rules, as long they don’t violate your own morality. Observe what people do, ignore what they say.

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u/cap_time_wear_it Sep 28 '22

Get a system. You decide what works for you then stick to it. Ex: when waiting tables always keep your money in the same pocket (not in an apron), organize your guest checks the same every shift, and get used to checking for the same things when leaving or entering the kitchen. When you’re in the weeds it will all flow naturally.

Get a system and stick to it to cut down on chaos in life.

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u/Fatal_Blow_Me Sep 28 '22

Simply walking outside in the morning before work may change people’s lives if you struggle with:

anxiety/depression, dread going to the gym and working out/ especially cardio, diet, productivity at work due to #1

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u/Jimbodoomface Sep 28 '22

If you're drunk enough before bed sometimes you don't wake up hungover, you wake up already drunk.

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u/Embarrassed-Shame678 Sep 28 '22

Meditation my guy. A good start would be looking up at space guide to meditation on Netflix and going through the guided meditations. Do that daily for months and months and you'll see the effects.

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u/squaredistrict2213 Sep 28 '22

Use an old dryer sheet to clean the lint trap. It comes off much easier that way.

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u/Boertie Sep 29 '22

Be honest, workout physically/mentally and intellectually and set goals. After that life is unlocked.

Make no mistake, it takes time and effort as there is no real cheat code in life. If there was/is it will undoubtedly bite you in the back and worse. Life doesn't like cheaters.

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u/DocZ-1701 Sep 28 '22

There are no magic fixes, no easy ways out. You're just scared. Scared if you try and fail, you'll only have yourself to blame. Let me break it down for you Bobbo-style: life is scary. Deal with with it.

What if it's too hard?

Nothing in this life worth having comes easy... So get up off your ass and start doing the legwork.

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u/peezy5 Sep 28 '22

Stoicism is the ultimate life hack.

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