‘What wish someone had told you when you were younger?’: 40 Helpful Tips Shared by the Bored Panda Community
We learn not only from our own mistakes and victories, but also from others. Whether it’s someone you look up to or a neighbor who’s been in a similar situation, we tend to follow some tips and tricks that others have told us.
I get advice from my parents, grandparents and teachers. What’s the best advice you ever got? What wish someone had told you when you were younger? Scroll down to bored panda community! You may find something exciting.
Always, always, listen to your gut. Trust your instincts if you feel something is wrong in your solar plexus.
To find out more about what the advice means and how it affects people, Bored Panda reached out. Susan K. WhitbourneProfessor Emeritus of Psychology and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
First, I wanted to know how the advice affects how we are and act. The professor replied that it is often very difficult to ensure that people follow your advice. Advice, even if given with the best of intentions, can easily be misunderstood. Timing is everything. It is important not to make the other person defensive by starting with words that could be interpreted as critical.
Grandma always said, “Think about your sources.” When she says something bad or hurtful to someone.
What is good advice? According to Susan K. Whitbourne, good advice “serves the positive goal of helping people understand how they can improve, but on the flip side is learning from the advice about tips for improving in the future.” That’s it.”
After being asked if the advice we got would help shape our character, or if self-study lessons would be more valuable, the professor replied that self-study lessons are great, but that you I replied that I might need a “booster shot” from a lesson learned…etc. “Sometimes people don’t have the perspective to see when they’re going the wrong way, and that’s where personalized, carefully worded advice can have the greatest value.”
Go where it is not only tolerated, but celebrated. (It helped me get out of a toxic relationship!)
“Life is no fairy tale. If you lose your shoes in the middle of the night, you’re drunk.”
— Dalinda Jones
Drink 8-12 ounces of water as soon as you wake up in the morning. You’re dehydrated and your body and brain can do much better if you don’t think you’re dying of thirst.
As a student and teacher, I was always advised to make friends (real friends, not fake friends) with school secretaries, lunchers, administrators, and IT people. With their help, you can do anything you want. I don’t tell you anymore, but this advice has proven true in every job I’ve had.
Always ask: is it true? Are you kind? do you need it? – Before you say anything. If you failed any of those three tests, don’t say it.
My grandfather said, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you get.”
I think when I need motivation.
1. Don’t accept criticism from people who can’t take your advice.
2. For panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, etc., think of 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can feel, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste.
3. Learn to adapt to yourself and work with your limitations rather than fighting them.
Famous one: Reader’s Digest researched it in the 1970s. “What’s the best advice a father can give his son?” was specific to
“Brush your teeth before you put on your new shirt.”
I must say that this advice never let me down.
If you see someone without a smile, give them your smile. (Thanks, Dolly Parton.)
(1) No. It’s a complete sentence.
(2) keep your family and friends away from your financial business and intimacy/marriage business and keep to yourself your opinion of your friend/family spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend; please give me.
(3) How you live is up to you.
If they (family, friends, colleagues) don’t like it..
Ask them: How will my life choices affect your life???
Never write anything in a work email that you don’t mind being read out in court.
One of my best pieces of advice is don’t give people harmful information if you can’t do anything about it. However, this is very situational.
Be kind to others… but to the limit. you don’t want to be taken advantage of
If someone is embarrassed to know you did something, don’t do it. (my father)
My uncle taught me something when I was studying. Thank you Uncle Sonny!
When you’re learning to drive, you’re always looking for outs. If you glance around while driving, you never know where you can go in an emergency.
It’s okay if there are people you don’t like.
Just because someone calls or texts doesn’t mean you have to be available.
Important or meaningful conversations should not be conducted via text or email.
Apologizing and correcting things is not a sign of weakness.
“You can always add it, but you can’t remove it,” my mother told me as I put a spoonful of sugar into my tea. I use it whenever I cook. Thank you Mom!
Learn how to say no. Do it preferably in a calm and pleasant way, but saying no is the key to taking your own path in life.
With multiple backups at all times, you never know what could happen or who could stab you in the back.
Loose on the left, tight on the right.
If you don’t have time to do it right, when do you have time to start over?
Dry between your toes well after bathing.
If your parents, siblings, or other family members don’t treat you equally, stay away from them.
You may be happier if you cut all ties with your family.
Forgive others for yourself, not for others
A little piece of advice my therapist gave me when I was in a dark place: Always ask, is it realistic? Does this thought adequately describe the situation? Does it help? Will this thought help you get through whatever is happening?
Try to only worry about what you can actually control.
(Easier said than done.)
Power is not absolute, but power can absolutely corrupt.
“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not what’s in your wallet.” – Tyler Durden, Fight Club-
Never buy small, cheap tools. You will inevitably encounter tasks that fail.
If you have hiccups, hold your breath and drink water.
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