Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. If you’re taking care of children, always make bedtime special and safe, always.
Doesn’t matter what happened that day or who you/they are, treat bedtime like a separate universe where nothing even remotely bad or negative exists or happened, especially if you’re not the best with kids. Dump everything you have into bedtime, stories, I love yous, tuck-ins, everything and doesn’t let any negativity from you, them, videogames, or anything slip in. Bedtime is unique as it’s their reset button for the next day and is huge in their development as it’s the precursor for sleep which is vital emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, everything. It’s their only true alone time even if they don’t remember the dreams. If you can only be nice at one point in the day for some reason, make it bedtime.
2. If a place is “always hiring” there is a reason why and it has to do with a very high turnover rate.
That said, places that are hard to get into are generally better. For instance, I once looked into getting a job as a local firefighter. The fire chief shook his head and said, “No one ever quits. The pay is good, the benefits are great and the pension is even better. The only way anyone ever leaves is if they are fired, retires, and I haven’t lost a firefighter yet.”
The ones that are tough to get are the way to go, usually.
3. If you are starting college this year and dealing with COVID closing schools, stay home and do online courses through a local community college to get your Gen Education requirements.
College is expensive (suppose this mostly applies to US schools). By getting those easy GenEd classes done online and for cheap, you’ll get the most annoying part of a college degree out of the way for a fraction of the price. Since the state of in-person classes and colleges is up in the air right now, now is the best time to take advantage of a local community college for course credits.
4. Just because someone is a dentist, lawyer, veterinarian, therapist, or whatever another type of professional, doesn’t make them competent, kind, or ethical (beyond the basics to get and keep the job). If you find yourself upset with the one you chose, it’s okay to look for a better one.
5. If you’re on a plane and it suddenly starts making a quick descent when the oxygen masks drop, don’t panic. The pilot is just descending to 10,000ft where there is enough oxygen to breathe normally.
Also, remember that if this happens he won’t be able to notify you and the other passengers immediately because regulations require him to inform Air Traffic Control and the airline first.