Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. Before buying something, ask yourself two questions – “Where will I store this thing?” and “How difficult will it be to clean this thing?”
2. Professional house cleaning is cheaper than you think and can relieve stress in your relationship.
Depending on your lifestyle, twice a month may be enough to keep your living space clean enough. This can offload the chore burden as well as the resentment burden in many relationships. A cleaning session can run between $80-$150 depending on the size of the space. Completely worth it in the long term.
3. Getting the job done badly is usually better than not doing it at all.
Brushing your teeth for 10 seconds is better than not brushing. Exercising for 5 minutes is better than not exercising. Handing in homework with some wrong answers is better than getting a 0 for not handing anything in. Paying off some of your credit debt reduces the interest you’ll accrue if you can’t pay it all off. Making a honey sandwich for breakfast is better than not eating. The list goes on and on. It’s better than doing nothing! And sometimes you might look back and realize you accomplished more than you thought you could.
4. Ask a person you are dating what their values are on dating/marriage, kids, religion, politics, and other non-negotiables of yours in the first few weeks. Waiting for the “right time” results in unnecessary heartbreak due to emotions being overly invested months down the road.
You will save both parties a ton of time and emotional turmoil by talking about the tough stuff right off the bat instead of just staying in the honeymoon phase as long as possible.