30 Favorite Reddit Life Pro Tips (LPT)

Random Observation/Comment #780: Reading more Life Pro Tips should be a top LPT.

Why this List?

If you know me, you know I love pro tip life hacks. I had a whole section in my book “My Life in Lists of 30” devoted to it. For my personal entertainment, I follow the subreddit /r/LifeProTips and have kept track of ones that resonate. You can probably just filter by top results or something, but this was never-the-less a fun list to write and review. My life pro tip is to write more lists of 30 :).

  1. Sit with your dad and mom and ask them about their past. Their youth, their career, their dreams, when they were young and other such stuff. It’ll take them out of the “dad” and “mom” role you’ve seen them as all your life and make you look at them as nuanced people – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/x7ao5c/lpt_sit_with_your_your_dad_and_your_mom_and_ask
  2. If you feel like an imposter, compare yourself to the average person and not the expert. If you asked 100 random people, how many people would know what you know or do what you do? – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/xm94h3/lpt_if_you_feel_like_an_imposter_compare_yourself
  3. Learn to admit that you don’t know something – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/x1x1x7/lpt_learn_to_admit_that_you_dont_know_something
  4. Always look people in the eye when saying goodbye. It will. Make the exchange more real and memorable and you never know when it’s your last – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/x1hhpp/lpt_always_look_people_in_the_eye_when_saying
  5. Don’t make important decisions when you’re Hungry, Angry, Sad, or Horny – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/xazaab/lpt_rule_of_hash_dont_make_important_decisions
  6. Always notify the person you are on the phone with that they are on speaker/Bluetooth in the car and other people are present – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/xo44ud/lpt_always_notify_the_person_you_are_on_the_phone
  7. Normalize telling your friends you love them – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/xa9345/lpt_normalize_telling_your_friends_you_love_them
  8. Don’t save good wine for a good day. Good wine is wasted on a good day. On a good day, all wine is good wine. Bad wine is good wine. Drink the good wine on a bad day. That’s what it’s for. – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/qtttwx/lpt_my_life_advice_dont_save_the_good_wine_for_a
  9. Normalize teaching your kids that safe adults don’t ask you to keep secrets from other adults – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/rxpfnr/lpt_normalise_teaching_your_kids_that_safe_adults
  10. That money that scientific journals charge you to read a paper goes 100% to the publisher and 0% to the authors. If you just email us to ask for our papers, we are allowed to send them to you for free – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/sq6r1n/lpt_that_money_that_scientific_journals_charge
  11. Don’t wait around for others. Make your own plans and stick to them. Don’t be the person who never gets out just because nobody can go with you – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/r0hxmd/lpt_dont_wait_around_for_others_make_your_own
  12. No one will remember your GPA, your salary, or your fancy job title. People will remember your time spent with them, your experiences with them, your character and how you treated them. I the end, some things matter, others don’t – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/t7isie/lpt_no_one_will_remember_your_gpa_your_salary
  13. Use the weekend trying to build the life you want instead we or trying to ewfaoe the. Life you have – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/qn1v4j/lpt_use_the_weekend_to_build_the_life_you_want
  14. Have your kids lead you back to your car and home anytime you are out and about to develop navigation and memory skills – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/wzafso/lpt_have_your_kids_lead_you_back_to_your_car_or
  15. If your SO is complaining to you about work, don’t offer advice to fix the solution. Just listen to the problem and make them feel heard – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/q2or8l/lpt_if_your_so_is_complaining_to_you_about_work
  16. Starting your own business does not mean you become your own boss. Your clientele is now your boss and you’ll have to deal directly with them every day – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/uge1uf/lpt_starting_your_own_business_does_not_mean_you
  17. A wet oven mitt is no longer an oven mitt – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/ve1daf/lpt_a_wet_oven_mitt_is_no_longer_an_oven_mitt
  18. When eating at someone else’s house, intentionally take small portions of everything – it is easy to politely finish everything they made for you even if you didn’t like it, and flattering to ask for seconds of the things you liked – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/w6z11g/lpt_when_eating_at_someone_elses_house
  19. Normalize taking mental health days as PTO – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/t6i5sn/lpt_normalize_taking_mental_health_days_as_pto
  20. Always tell kids that they have a cool helmet. Positive reinforcement with helmets can cause them to wear them more in the future and potentially save their life. – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/s8y06e/lpt_always_tell_kids_that_they_have_a_cool_helmet
  21. It doesn’t matter how old you are, have a living will. Leafing your loved ones to make decisions about end of life wishes is emotionally taxing and selfish – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/squkl2/lpt_it_doesnt_matter_how_old_you_are_im
  22. Every job is going to train you. Don’t think you shouldn’t apply somewhere because you don’t know how to do something – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/sx1bx9/lpt_every_job_is_going_to_train_you_dont_think
  23. Throw out all your socks and buy 10+ pair of the same type socks. Life is too short to find the matching sock – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/szm0zf/lpt_throw_out_all_your_socks_and_buy_10_pair_of
  24. Instead of asking your SO where they want to eat, try asking them “Guess where I was going to take you to eat?” their first response is usually where they wanna go. Works for gifts too – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/vauyws/lpt_instead_of_asking_your_so_where_they_wanna
  25. If you have a hospital or medical bill, always make sure to ask for any itemized bill. You have no idea how much stuff you can get taken off by simply calling it out – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/pycexs/lpt_if_you_have_a_hospital_or_medical_bill_always
  26. Don’t accept criticism from someone you would accept advice from – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/pzlm2y/lpt_dont_accept_criticism_from_someone_you
  27. Think about your day in terms of energy management instead of time management – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/wowpya/lpt_think_about_your_day_in_terms_of_energy
  28. If you are a parent, keep a running document with your kids funny questions, jokes, conclusions, etc. It’s one of the most delectable documents you will ever create! – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/v3smv7/lpt_if_you_are_a_parent_keep_a_running_document
  29. Dishwashers have filters you’re supposed to clean out once a month – https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/rbj0yt/lpt_dishwashers_have_filters_youre_supposed_to
  30. Write an end of year review or record an end of year video. Talk about one cool thing you did per month.

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