Mothers share life’s top tips for happiness
Drink from the best glasses, never apologize for leaving work to do the school career, and don’t make decisions when you’re hungry: moms share ‘life’s top tips’ for happiness
- A thread on the parenting website Mumsnet has revealed some ‘life’s top tips’
- Posts contain tips like ‘drink from the best glasses and use the fine china’
- Another said don’t make big decisions when you’re hungry, angry, or lonely
Many people have their own life hacks or tips they can turn to when they’re having a bad day to stay motivated.
People on UK parenting forum mumsnet have shared “life’s top tips” – and you might even get some tips for yourself.
The conversation started when a woman posed the “tell me the best tip of your life” question before sharing one herself about how rewarding selfless can be.
She wrote: ‘If you’re feeling down, do something for someone else. Not because we have to, but because we can.
Life is short, why don’t you drink the best china, there’s no point in leaving it in your closet dust
‘I promise you will go home with more inspiration than before! Just be nice in life, it’s so worth it.
Meanwhile, a poster said, “Drink from the best glasses. Use the fine china, carry the expensive handbag – every day and every day.
Continuing the discussion, one Mumsnet user replied: ‘I like this, PURE YOURSELF, life is too short to wait for the perfect day to feel good. I like all the suggestions, very positive.’
Some more tips included someone who said you should always “trust your gut” in awkward situations.
Some more tips included someone who said you should always “trust your gut” in awkward situations
They said, ‘Always listen to your gut. If it feels wrong, it is. If your brain is yelling at you not to do something, don’t do it.
“Get out of there as fast as you can. If someone gives you the creeps, you owe them nothing, not even politeness.
“If you’re wrong then so be it, but a decent person wouldn’t mind keeping yourself safe as an absolute priority and will understand. But you can’t be wrong about this stuff. Act immediately.’
While other women had simpler tips to hack your life like how to clean your toilet.
Someone wrote: ‘Use a toilet roll to clean your toilet and then throw away the dirty paper. Voila, never a dirty cloth again.’
One poster on the thread shared her very wise top tip, saying: ‘Never take other people’s behavior personally, while another said don’t make life harder than it is
Another interesting tip was from a mother who told women to stop apologizing because it’s okay to be “busy and important.”
She said, “And if you’re part-time, or have to leave at the end of the day to pick up your kids instead of staying late, don’t apologize for it.”
“When you apologize, people think you have something to apologize for. Be busy and important.’
Another great advice game from a woman who urged others to “don’t make big decisions until they sleep on them.”
If you’re feeling down, a great way to change your mood is to call a friend or have a cup of coffee, you’ll feel better afterwards
She said, “When you wake up, it’s the first thing that comes to mind.”
A poster on the thread shared her very wise top tip: ‘Never take other people’s behavior personally.
“It never has anything to do with you and it’s their responsibility to behave well. You don’t have to do anything to try to make them treat you better.”
Don’t change for anyone, find people you get along with and when life gets overwhelming, put one foot in front of the other