Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. Wear a helmet. I know many kids and adults think they’re stupid. Be really smart and look stupid in helmets. Brain damage is no joke.
An experience shared: “My son hit his head almost 8 weeks ago. He had a concussion, broken skull, and brain bleed. He’s now admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility for suicidal tendencies. He’s 12. You don’t want to go through this.”
2. When traveling via plane internationally with your partner. Put a set of clothes in each other’s bag so on the off chance the airline loses a suitcase, you have at least one fresh set of clothes to change into.
3. Always talk well about people behind their backs, especially at work.
If you say good things about people behind their backs, you come across as genuinely thinking these things and as a really positive person. It works in everyone’s favor and will boost your image! In my experience, it’s helped me be more well-liked and fit in better in the workplace as well.
4. If someone you love is living with dementia or Alzheimer’s, don’t correct their mistaken memories — say “yes, and” and treat it as an improv game.
5. Try to be understanding of people with chronic pain. Some people have pain disabilities you can’t see in their joints, back, or bones. It is easy to think they should be able to do more, but unless you have experienced severe back pain or similar items it is really hard to understand.