Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. Responding to everything with negativity is a terrible habit that’s easy to fall into. Internet culture rewards us for pessimism, but during personal interactions, it’s a huge turn-off.
2. Each person’s brain has a set number of hours of sleep that is required for proper functioning. Don’t listen to your parents, co-workers, or boss telling you that a human only needs 4-6 hours of sleep. Less sleep over a long period can lead to poor memory, mental health issues, and even Alzheimer’s.
There are many studies showing the association of poor sleep with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
There are studies that show an association of poor sleep with high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
Here are some sources:
Maintaining Normal Functioning
Until recently, the latest research developments have concluded that sleeping has much more impact on the brain than previously thought. More specifically, when one sleeps, the brain resets itself, removes toxic waste byproducts which may have accumulated throughout the day. This new scientific evidence is important because it demonstrates that sleeping can clear “cobwebs” in the brain and help maintain its normal functioning.
Some more articles are mentioned below:
The amount of sleep required varies from individual to individual: http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/science/variations/individual-variation-genetics
3. Artists, before you post your art online, crop the picture a little bit so if someone steals your work you will have the complete image as proof that it is your work.
4. If you ever find yourself getting annoyed by your friends or coworkers, try to remind yourself that you are annoying to other people sometimes too.
It’s a good moment of compassion and a reminder that everyone has the capacity to be annoying. It can make you more light-hearted and less frustrated in these moments.
5. Dogs cost roughly the same as financing a small car: an initial investment, and then monthly flea and heartworm meds, regular vet checkups (and the occasional emergency), and bags of expensive food…for many years. If your budget can’t handle financing a small car, please don’t get a dog.