Here are 5 things you should know.
1. It’s rude to arrive at parties earlier than you’re supposed to, without advance permission.
Similarly to when people are late for parties, arriving too early can also be just as rude.
People may still be setting up and doing last-minute things to prep for the party, and when you arrive early without notice, people may feel the need to ‘make you feel welcome’ and host you rather than finish up their setting up. It throws everything off sometimes.
Unless previously agreed upon, stick to making it to the party as close to the time it starts so as not to cause unnecessary stress and confusion, of course, if you’re there to help set up, that’s a different situation entirely!
2. Vendors like Seatgeek and even Ticketmaster will not show you the actual view of where you will sit.
It will give you the best view of that section, but will not show you other aspects you may overlook. Things like pillars or other aspects that could intervein with your viewing experience. Once you buy tickets, you are then responsible for selling them, with no refunds. Before you buy tickets, go to a site like aviewfrommyseat.com where purchasers are kind enough to take and upload actual photos of which section, row, and seat the view was from.
3. Here is why all airplanes still have ashtrays in the lavatories, even though smoking is not allowed.
Despite the ban on smoking on all airlines in the world, there are still people who break the law and smoke in the lavatories and even in airplane cabins. Ashtrays are made for these people so that the smoker put out the cigarette exactly there and did not throw it in the trash garbage can in which the paper can catch fire. Of course, smoke detectors identify the offender, but the most important thing is not to create a threat of fire.
Do not smoke on airplane! No matter how hard you try it will still be detected, and if you cause a fire and there is a direct threat to the safety of the entire plane, you will go to jail for a long time and will be blacklisted and not allowed to fly.
4. When telling someone “let me know if you need anything”, it’s best to instead offer to do a specific thing you know would be helpful.
Many people struggle to ask for help and if they’re already overwhelmed, they might not know where to start.
I’ve tried to say things like, can I come over and help fold or hang up laundry, or can I bring you dinner tomorrow, I’ll pick you up a coffee in the morning, can I pick the kids up for school, etc.
5. A good mental health care routine can be proactive and useful even if you aren’t struggling.
Mental health care is important and even if you aren’t struggling, taking a short period of time to practice the following things can have drastic and innumerable benefits to your sense of well-being.
Good mental health care starts with you.
A simple, easy guide to a pro-active mental health care routine.