Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. Take walking breaks when going out for a run. You’ll be less likely to be discouraged, and you’ll build a tolerance without noticing.
A lot of people get discouraged to start running because they think they must run the whole time. If you want to build a tolerance to running, you should take it slowly at first.
Try to set little goals, such as, I’ll run until the next tree then I’ll walk until the traffic light. Soon enough, you’ll be running past that tree with no issue. Maybe even getting to the light!
2. Amazon Prime Day “Sales”.
Before buying something on Amazon Prime Day, do a quick internet search to make sure an item is actually on sale. Amazon is adjusting prices on items to then discount them to the original price. For instance, the Xbox Series X is currently listed as 16% off ($499.99 with the discount) and they are claiming the original price is $592.97. The original price is actually $499.99. You aren’t saving anything.
3. Reverse Image search your dating app matches before making any meetup plans.
4. Always politely ask for a discount rate when you book a hotel room.
Every time I get a hotel room, I am friendly and pleasant, and always ask if there is any kind of discount they can offer me. Sometimes there isn’t anything they can do, which is fine. But almost always, I wind up with a discount or upgrade of some kind.
The most important part is being unfailingly polite to the person on the phone or behind the counter. It isn’t entirely in their control to give you a discount, but I have always found that if I am nice, they go to the very limits of what they are allowed to discount, or they upgrade me in lieu of a discount.