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[–]TheThingsUnsaid 241 points242 points  (27 children)

When I get out of bed, I fucking sprint to the bathroom. Wakes me up.

[–]queenguac 130 points131 points  (16 children)

There's a massive fucking spider that's always hiding somewhere in the bathroom so waking up for me is putting my glasses on and having a super tense and alert session waiting for Samson to pop out.

[–]its_tweezy 96 points97 points  (4 children)

I had a spider in my house that I tried to kill with Axe body spray. Now his name is Chad and he fucks all the girl spiders in my house.

[–]sortakindah 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Fucking Chad

[–]ebac7 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Chad is fucking

[–]MagicallyAdept 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That is the title of the yet unreleased autobigraphy of one of the girl spiders, Tiffany.

[–]hungrydruid 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I named my Clarence.

He had a good run, but pretty sure my cat eventually ate my bathroom-spider-bro.

[–]blarghthrowaway12345 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Is he a good boy though? I have a spiderbro that always chills on the top of my AV stand. I shoo him away, but he always comes back. Now he's my best friend.

[–]WookieGass 7 points8 points  (3 children)

One time there was a huntsman spider under the toilet seat and I put my hand like 2cm next to it when I lifted the seat.

[–]queenguac 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That makes me want to cry omg

[–]apollosziege 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had one too and she was hanging right above my window, while i was on vacation she moved to my shower!! I told her several times that she needs to go and i also destroyed her web several times only to find it back the next day... had to kill her :(

[–]potatosplease 23 points24 points  (0 children)

When I get out of the bathroom, I sprint to my bed. Puts me to sleep.

[–]onsite84 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What if you wake up in the bathroom?

[–]Elegance200 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How far away is your bathroom from your bed? Lol

[–]alexanndrian 286 points287 points  (16 children)

Using the pomodoro technique for productivity. It’s helped a lot more than I expected. Cutting up chunks of work and rewarding myself with distractions or food is surprisingly effective.

Also if you’re a writer [4thewords.com](4thewords.com) makes writing fun...I mean it’s actually literally a game.

[–]meep_meep_creep 38 points39 points  (2 children)


Don't know why yours didn't work. Maybe missing the http:// bit.

[–]OblvThorns 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I started giving myself hourly goals instead of daily or weekly goals when I started my first big boy job. Everyone else worked on weekly goals and when they missed their mark, couldn't come back from it.

It's easier to come back from a slow 1 hour compared to a slow week.

[–]EpicAura99 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I tried this, found it more distracting to have a break every so often than to just plow through an assignment then take a break. Once I start working, I finish the job, but it’s hard to get me to start sometimes.

[–]johnymyth123 4 points5 points  (4 children)

That pomodoro technique is new to me and looks really interesting. I think I’m going to try it out since long term focus is definitely something I lack. Thanks for pointing it out!

[–]Kljunar 3 points4 points  (2 children)

If you want, try out the app called Forest for pomodoro.

Basically you set a time anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or so, and it will plant a little tree or bush. If you don't use your phone and stay on task during the whole time, that tree or bush will be added to your forest. The size of the tree depends on the time.

The only downside is you have to pay for a cummulative forest more than a day

[–]heinleinfan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I didn't know this had a name. I started using a timer for tasks when I was in a REALLY bad place with my mental health.

Now when I've got a lot to do, I will play some of whatever game I'm into currently, and set a timer for a half hour or an hour. Then I go and do cleaning or whatever is needed for the same amount of time, then go back to gaming.

It takes me like all day to clean the whole house, because of frequent stopping like that, but I honestly can just keep on working all day long without burnout this way.

[–]ignoramusaurus 227 points228 points  (29 children)

The snipping tool. Find out what it is. Save it to your toolbar at work. Use it for everything. You're welcome.

[–]AnArmedManV3 67 points68 points  (5 children)

On Windows, Shift+Windows+S opens just the tool itself where you can select a portion of the screen and save it to your clipboard. I use this countless times

[–]DirtyElbierto 11 points12 points  (0 children)


I hated having to open the app, hit ctrl-N for new snip, and THEN select the part of the screen to copy. This is an amazing tip. THANK YOU!

[–]akiramari 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Bonus: alt+print screen to screenshot just the active window you're in!

Then you have to paste it somewhere, but I usually send screenshots in Facebook - btw you can paste screenshots directly to FB too, don't need to save it to your computer first.

[–]fwubglubbel 9 points10 points  (1 child)

windows button + print screen button automatically saves to My Pictures. No pasting required.

[–]BigAmen 150 points151 points  (17 children)

Coffee nap.

Quickly drink 8-12oz of ice coffee right before a planned nap. Sleep for 30 mins and the caffeine starts to kick in right when your nap should end and you wake up groggy free and gradually energized.

You’re welcome.

[–]Dream02498 71 points72 points  (5 children)

If only I could fall asleep in 30 minutes

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (3 children)

A trick for THAT is to stop doing anything in your bed other than sleeping, and when you're REALLY burned out listen to a specific thing- perhaps a chapter or two from an audiobook or an episode of a nice mellow podcast.

After a couple weeks, when you get to your bed and put on that book or podcast, your brain will know what this means and will almost immediately comply. My girlfriend's brother uses The Office, she uses nature documentaries, I use this one short story narrated by Stephen Fry, and my best friend's fiancee uses the Harry Potter audiobooks.

[–]OtterAtWerk 19 points20 points  (4 children)

ah yes, a nappuccino

family friend made this up i will take no credit

You're welcome.

[–]UndecipherdMoonrunes 200 points201 points  (17 children)

To untie stubborn knots, twist and push inwards.

[–]kjata 46 points47 points  (14 children)

I prefer the Alexander method, but to each his own.

[–]kinnie101 151 points152 points  (22 children)

Empty all my change into a tin as soon as i step in the house. End up with a good amount saved by the time the tin is full.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Have been doing this for years..amazing how it adds up

[–]Helix1322 27 points28 points  (1 child)

My wife and I have taken this a step further. We always hated having to sort all the coins out so we made different containers for different coins.

Gallon Milk jug is quarters

2 liter bottles for dimes, nickels and pennies.

[–]TenaciousBe 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You know, I usually just take my jar of change to the bank and have them sort it with their machine, but this sounds like it would take all the work out of it. Plus you could wrap them yourself if you get the papers. Good idea!

[–]Runs_N_Goses 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I do this as well, then use it to buy stuff at self scans (mostly groceries). No fees added like coinstar does and no wasted time rolling the coins.

[–]JaredsFatPants 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The real LPT is in the comments!

[–]zyada_tx 53 points54 points  (34 children)

To open difficult jars, don't buy special tools. Put on a pair of rubber gloves.

It's the same material as the circles they sell, but you don't have to deal with dropping them, and your hands aren't going to slip as easily

[–]boken_om_eluttag 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You can also often use a spoon or knife to break the vacuum by gently prying underneath the lid!

[–]LuizFelipeSotinho 249 points250 points  (13 children)

Putting my phone in a different room when I want to sleep and getting a proper alarm clock. It's made a surprisingly good impact on my quality of sleep.

[–]skrt_dab[S] 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Maybe I should try that. Having quite a hard time leaving my phone on the table without having to constantly pick it up and use it for random stuff

[–]Cpt_Matt 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I just leave it out of easy reach - once I'm in bed I'm too lazy to get out to get my phone - also it means when the alarm goes off I have to get out of bed to turn it off.

[–]hungrydruid 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Same. Mine is across the room from my bed... I still reset it and go back to sleep sometimes, but at least I have to move.

[–]tunersharkbitten 8 points9 points  (1 child)

my phone goes into DND mode when i turn it screen face down. no lights, no sounds, no vibrations. except for a preset alarm.

[–]warnerrenraw 11 points12 points  (0 children)

my phone goes into DND mode.

You are in a darkened room. A pulsing notification light occasionally illuminates the inky gloom.

Roll for save against compulsion.

[–]RainClou 226 points227 points  (40 children)

brush my teeth in the shower... and pee in the shower to save time:)

[–]hella_radical_dude 356 points357 points  (10 children)

pee in your mouth to save water while you brush!

[–]JustinisaDick 12 points13 points  (4 children)

But why not poop in the shower too?

[–]ajax0202[🍰] 13 points14 points  (21 children)

Never understood this one. I don’t see how it saves time as you still have to take the time to stop washing and brush. Just seems like a waste of water if anything.

[–]kylieeefornia 15 points16 points  (17 children)

If you're someone who conditions your hair, then it would make sense. I'm a girl and I have long hair, and when I condition my hair, I use the time waiting for the conditioner to set in to brush my teeth and cleanse my face.

Either way I'm going to have to wait 2-3 minutes for the conditioner to work it's charm, so I might as well use that time to brush and pee, and I end up saving those few minutes before the shower. Those few minutes aren't life changing, but when I'm in a rush or trying to be efficient, it helps a ton.

[–]Skiboy334 42 points43 points  (6 children)

I eat messy/greasy snacks with a cup while gaming or just being on my computer. Let's you take a real quick sip of chips and prevents your mouse and keyboard from getting all gross.

[–]TheOctophant 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Holy fuck....get this man a nobel prize

[–]Invitius 158 points159 points  (12 children)

I eat messy snacks with chopsticks so that my hands stay clean and I can do work. No more cheeto dust on my jeans or papers!

[–]theBaron01 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Thanks Mr Pitt!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Doing it this way implies one has “some” grace.

[–]yeasayerstr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Grace is a tough one. I like to think I have a little grace--not as much as Jackie O...

[–]Kapkin 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Thats genious. All this time i was eating chips with a spoon and the noise i made were bothering the poeple around me :(

[–]helenaglory 4 points5 points  (1 child)

But croissants.

Croissants are impossible. Park bench is the only real option.

[–]hip_hop_opotimus 329 points330 points  (62 children)

If you're really hungover, get a big thing of water (40oz) and then put a shot and a half of vodka in it. Drink it slowly while getting ready and you will feel way better.

It's not enough alcohol to effect you but it will be sufficient for hair of the dog, you get hydrated, and you won't even notice the taste with that much water.

[–]Helix1322 105 points106 points  (7 children)

Had a roommate who was a RN. He would bring home a bag of saline for his drinking night, get shitfaced and in the morning put the IV in while he was getting ready for work.... It hydrates you faster...

[–]hip_hop_opotimus 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Yea, but then you have to be a nurse.

[–]kjata 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Those people deal with some serious (literal) shit. I have nothing but a slightly terrified respect for the good ones.

[–]vibe2tribe 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Some frat boys I knEw would poke an IV in each other while still drunk. When too drunk to hit the arm they would try the neck... ugly sight.

[–]hungrydruid 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I guess if you bleed out, the hangover is technically gone?

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You can't have a problematic blood alcohol content if you don't have blood.

[–]Teamawesome2014 40 points41 points  (28 children)

Maybe it's because I'm a light weight or something, but if I drink the same volume of Gatorade as alcohol before sleeping, I never wake up with a hangover. I feel a bit slow and groggy, but never a headache or sick feeling.

[–]hip_hop_opotimus 39 points40 points  (24 children)

Lucky, I'm guess you're under 23. I never experience the two-day hangover until recently.

[–]veronique0210 27 points28 points  (14 children)

Oh god... Im 21 and I always brag that I never have a hangover no matter the amount of tequila I drink. I hope it doesnt come for me.

Edit: thanks guys haha not looking forward to especially because I am tiny I feel like the hangovers will be terrible

[–]fattypigfatty 110 points111 points  (0 children)

It absolutely is coming for you.

[–]cloudstrife1191 42 points43 points  (0 children)

At 21 I could drink all night and no hangover even on very little sleep. Then around 24 or 25 everything changed. I can still drink beers for a bit but if i know that if I drink one too many I'm useless the next day. I am 27 now

[–]zerobeat 20 points21 points  (2 children)

It happens like someone flipping a switch one day — suddenly hangovers are a thing. Not too bad, just unpleasant.

And then they continue to get worse. Your body just starts to hate you.

[–]bkwrmi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It will.

[–]notacreativeuser8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, my hangovers hit HARD once I turned 25. I hadn't experienced it at all in the past. They get worse with each year. Be prepared.

[–]OblvThorns 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I didn't get drunk until I was 24. My first Hangover was a 2 day giant...

[–]hip_hop_opotimus 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Training is important. Practice 7 days a week for 10 years and you’ll get it down.

[–]Teamawesome2014 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am under 23. I'm not prepared for aging.

[–]400inchbull 15 points16 points  (2 children)

there's no way i'm drinking 30 beers worth of gatorade before bed!

[–]penny_can 103 points104 points  (4 children)

Pro level drinker.

[–]RonSwansonsOldMan 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Especially of water. Who the hell can drink 40 oz of water "while getting ready"?

[–]barneszilla 65 points66 points  (4 children)

I don't think this is good advice but I'm not educated enough to retort.

[–]hip_hop_opotimus 20 points21 points  (3 children)

It's solid advice for brutal hangovers, not everyday I guess.

[–]Interlatist 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Perfect for college, then.

[–]Gamersforge 25 points26 points  (2 children)

This life hack assumes that by the time I'm done drinking, there's vodka left to be found.

[–]hip_hop_opotimus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s the only hole in the system.

[–]Lord_of_the_Dance 12 points13 points  (4 children)

How is more alcohol supposed to help?

From a scientific standpoint.

[–]bluntsandthunder 16 points17 points  (2 children)

You go through acute alcohol withdrawal after a night of heavy drinking, this helps with that.

[–]Wh0rse 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This creates the alcoholic.

[–]OofBadoof 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A hangover is your body going through withdrawal from the alcohol. "Hair of the dog" will eliminate the withdrawal by supplying your body with more alcohol, but it's only a short term solution

[–]PornstarVirgin 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If you're afraid of getting a hangover, never stop drinking. Usually does the trick.

[–]GoldDoubleEagle 58 points59 points  (26 children)

If you want to quickly unrack your weights after deadlifting, unrack only one side, tip the bar over, and then pull it out.

[–]breadstuffs 21 points22 points  (0 children)

For whatever reason I really like doing this. I pretend like I'm raising the flagpole at Iwo Jima.

[–]BiscuitBroGaming 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Also put a smaller weight under a side to make getting weights in that side easier.

Edit: words

[–]liptonsnoodlesoup 78 points79 points  (11 children)

righty tighty lefty loosy

[–]Kapkin 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Right to tight

French is my native language. Never really understood why we need to know what left does once you already know whats with the right.

[–]MrEricFail 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Same thing in german: "Solang das Deutsche Reich besteht sich die Schraube rechts rein dreht."

A slong as the german reich exists, the screw turns right in

[–]westherm 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Clockwise closes.

[–]sortakindah 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You know they aren't teaching how to read analog clocks in school anymore? A lot of people use clockwise and counter-clockwise for directions, it is gonna be wierd when people no longer understand what it means.

[–]Flashpenny 72 points73 points  (10 children)

Need to get from Midtown to Queens really quick and don't want to pay $2.75 to get on the (often late and terrible) Queens-bound trains? Just hop on the LIRR and get off at Jamaica (or Forest Hills or Woodside, whichever). If you're good at dodging the conductors, you can even do it for free.

[–]OofBadoof 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Why not just hail a taxi and then jump out without paying?

[–]Flashpenny 16 points17 points  (2 children)

That's an easy way to get your ass kicked and/or arrested in varying orders.

[–]OofBadoof 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Do it while it's still moving and you'll be long gone by the time he puts it in park.

[–]dirtymoney 69 points70 points  (6 children)

TP turd landing pad in the toilet bowl to prevent splashback.

[–]fuzzykneez 37 points38 points  (0 children)

The dreaded Poseidon’s Kiss!

[–]AgoraiosBum 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You can wipe the seat down with that extra TP too. Can't hurt.

[–]coopcoop0 126 points127 points  (7 children)

Everyday I buy a Big Mac and set one ingredient aside, and then at the end of the week I have a free Big Mac.

[–]ForeverBoopin 34 points35 points  (0 children)

And I bet you love it even more because you made it yourself.

[–]WalkinAfterMidnight8 26 points27 points  (2 children)

mmm, week old McDonald’s

[–]Anotyap 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I'd love to hear your technique for setting aside the special sauce

[–]natalie2727 48 points49 points  (10 children)

For leg or foot cramps, pinch the area between your nose and upper lip. It takes a few seconds and doesn't work every time, but sometimes it keeps you from having to get out of bed during the night.

[–]BorisBlarg 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I used to get really bad leg cramps, what I do when I feel them coming is swing into a sitting position and put my feet flat on the floor. Worked every time.

[–]civil_paragon 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Just take some magnesium. Leg cramps are a classic sign of magnesium deficiency.

[–]CommodoreBelmont 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Or potassium deficiency, or dehydration, or just overexertion.

[–]myukaccount 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep. And magnesium can mess with drug uptake, not something you want if you take regular medication (e.g. the pill). Speak to your doctor before starting any new medication.

[–]silla103 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Try putting your foot flat on something cool. And then drink some pickle juice.

[–]CommodoreBelmont 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Flex the muscle above it repeatedly. I.e., if your foot is cramping, flex the calf. If your calf is cramping, flex your thigh. Don't move it, just tighten, relax, tighten, relax. This will help get blood flowing through the troublesome area so it'll ease up.

[–]RightKlunk 76 points77 points  (12 children)

Before clipping your nails, take a bath. This will make the nails more soften.

[–]ahumblepastry 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Need more soften in your life? Take a bath

[–]akiramari 20 points21 points  (8 children)

I hate the feeling of cutting soft nails D: when I had long hair, my hair used to cut through my nails in the shower and the cringe was real.

[–]thisisntadam 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I feel like you might have some sort of vitamin deficiency going on.

[–]IWannaSlapDaBooty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This has happened to me too... What do I lack? MAKE ME HEALTHIER PLEASE.

[–]longtermbrit 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Wait, what? How sharp was your hair?

[–]thisisntadam 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Do you not regularly take a whetstone to your hair?

[–]WalkinAfterMidnight8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have this same problem, it’s such a cringey feeling. It doesn’t help that my hair is down to my hips so it’s pretty unavoidable.

[–]BuritoFaggetsJr 104 points105 points  (11 children)

If you have a tub in the shower. Lay in it during the shower. That way you can sleep and clean yourself simultaneously.

[–]senatordeathwish 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Or you could just take a bath

[–]BuritoFaggetsJr 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I usually just wake in the morning and head straight for the shower, ain't nobody got time to fill up the tub.

[–]frogger3344 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I feel like this is a great way to accidentally drown

[–]tunersharkbitten 17 points18 points  (1 child)

better than that, get a plastic lawn chair and put it in the shower... seated showers are amazing... especially when you are tired.

[–]the_karatara_kid 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How about showering with your clothes on? To quote a vine, "I'm washing me and my clothes"

[–]Audacious531 65 points66 points  (13 children)

If you have trouble getting out of bed because of depression or anything else, set a "get out of bed" alarm a bit after your wake up alarm.

[–]Spatzman 67 points68 points  (6 children)

You just invented the snooze but....... never mind

[–]Cpt_Matt 11 points12 points  (1 child)

snooze relies on me being awake enough having just woke up to swipe the thing the other way. I rely on multiple alarms because otherwise I'd end up swiping off instead of snooze on occasion and over sleeping.

[–]LunaFireGaming 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Use medical gloves while eating hot wings... Honestly I saw my husband do it while we met up for dinner after his shift and just thought it was brilliant. He's a medic and always has gloves on him.

[–]fwubglubbel 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Disposable gloves are very useful for many things around the house from cleaning to handling raw chicken.

[–]LogicalBike 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When you get fried chicken at a restaurant in Colombia, it always comes with a pair of disposable gloves. I find it more awkward than just using my hands and then cleaning them, but I see where they're coming from.

[–]ostentia 35 points36 points  (9 children)

Packing my lunch the night before work. All I have to do is remember to grab it from the fridge!

[–]mysticalfruit 46 points47 points  (7 children)

Life Hack #2... Put your keys on your lunch box in the fridge... that way you'll never forget your lunch...

[–]Saxon-Landshark 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Life hack 3. Lock front door so you cant leave n lock yourself out.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Life Hack 4: pee and brush your teeth on a key sandwich in a locked room.

[–]akiramari 35 points36 points  (5 children)

I'm tall, so doing dishes is a pain in the back[side] - so I use a bar stool and open the cupboard under the sink and I'm able to do the dishes painlessly!

[–]Peashout 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Ha! That's gold.

Two questions though, how damn tall are you? And how damn short is your sink?

Tall guy, never had issues.

[–]Mary_Jayni 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Wake up at 5;00. Not only to I get a ton done in the morning, but I fall asleep at 10:00 each night and sleep like a baby because I’m so tired,

[–]james_marcross 41 points42 points  (0 children)

We call your kind "morning people" and we don't like your kind, 'round these parts.

[–]weasel13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Problem here... some of us simply can't just "wake up at 5am". I can be out of bed, and somewhat mobile... but I'm fairly useless mentally.

I'm basically a walking zombie until 8-9am. Doesn't matter how early I go to bed.

[–]at132pm 40 points41 points  (9 children)

This is a newer one for me, but I love it. Been trying to save some money and needed a bunch of new clothes for work and my washing machine is dying.

We have a mechanic shop at our office though, and I asked if I could sign up for their uniforms and wear them for my job as well.

I now have fitted, comfortable clothes for my work week, laundered fresh for me every week, and it costs about $9 a week. They're also great for working on stuff around my home, out in the garden, or anywhere else that clothes can get nasty.

[–]phoenixchimera 19 points20 points  (3 children)

just FYI if you are in the USA, uniforms can be tax deductible

[–]at132pm 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, I need to remember to save my receipt, thanks!

[–]carlsaganblessyou 5 points6 points  (1 child)

just FYI "tax deductible" only applies if you’re claiming more than the standard deduction

[–]AutomaticTelephone 10 points11 points  (2 children)

What do you do for work that you are not a mechanic, but can wear mechanic type apparel?

[–]Runs_N_Goses 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I work at Hooters as a dishwasher...I need to try this!

[–]GnomyGnomy7 44 points45 points  (18 children)

Cut down on caffeine

[–]meep_meep_creep 11 points12 points  (9 children)

I have a pretty solid caffeine dependency. How do you feel once you cut it? Do you keep it to a weekend thing? I perform much better teaching in the classroom when I have some coffee in me.

My "cutting down" typically involves Costco Japanese Green Tea (two bags in the morning which lasts throughout the day)... I suppose that's not cutting down at all.

[–]Rosey333 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Okay, so I actually quit caffeine recently, so I can actually answer this! :D at first it's going to suck, especially if you have an addiction like I did (terrible withdrawal headaches, ect), so start off slowly by cutting your regular consumption in half, and then after a few days half again until you don't need to drink it anymore. I feel the exact same now drinking no caffeine as I did when I was drinking 2 Monsters every day.

[–]frenchpressfan[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes siree.. I did something similar myself and love the results. only for me, I love the taste of coffee, so I've merely switched to decaf.

Now it doesn't taste like regular coffee, but it definitely tastes better than no coffee

[–]Maynard_darnyam 26 points27 points  (3 children)

I have a hard time waking up in the morning. So I keep temple run on my phone, and as soon as my alarm goes off I play one level. It wakes my brain up.

[–]Xannin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I would lose that level very quickly

[–]_HeyBlinkin_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm going to try this. I usually end up hitting the snooze button like 4 times before I can finally get out of bed.

[–]danceandchance 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Clean needles when I inject black tar heroin.

[–]ManipulateYa 13 points14 points  (0 children)

pro tip

[–]Project2r 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Tell the truth! Just don't lie! Everyone likes people who tell the truth!

And then when people think you are an honest person, you can lie and everyone will still believe you.

[–]ChameleonRazz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This made me laugh so much.

[–]moonboots1969 117 points118 points  (17 children)

CTRL + F When you are looking for a specific word in your web browser or pdf document or just about anything else, this will find it immeadiately.

[–]Nicky4Pin 77 points78 points  (7 children)

This is a life hack?

[–]mybandscks 61 points62 points  (3 children)

Blow their mind and drop Ctrl C and Ctrl V on them.

[–]mfigroid 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's not even a pro tip.

[–]SpiffyPaige143 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Turning the soda can tab 180 and sticking a straw through the hole so the straw doesn't rise up.

[–]TheCove123 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Walkaround the cobwebs. Not through them. Been caught out too many times

[–]VanillaOreo 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Best fly advice.

[–]KDY_ISD 6 points7 points  (1 child)

VanillaOreo? You must be pretty white for a fly guy

[–]Groovy_Chainsaw 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I can't think of why anyone would intentionally walk through a cobweb. Avoiding them is common sense, not a life hack.

[–]airwalkerdnbmusic 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Sales technique - When calling a company, or someone you want to get through to, don't say "Can I please speak to" or "Is personname in?", quite often gatekeepers/receptionists will look out for this and screen your call.

If your polite, but authoritative, you can often get great results. I often say "Hi this is myname for personname" and leave it there. Most often than not, the gatekeeper puts you through without thinking too much, because they assume you are someone known to the person you want to speak to, due to the way you have asked to be put through, without really asking.

Yeah sure its unethical.

[–]CNKeeny 20 points21 points  (10 children)

I don't know if this counts, but when I'm drinking water/soda/whatever while driving in the city, I use the force of acceleration when accelerating to bring the beverage to my mouth. That way, I never have to take my eyes off the road, and I don't have to tip the water bottle all the way back.

EDITED: for being a dork and forgetting how physics work.

[–]fwubglubbel 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I eat most fruit with a fork; grapes, orange slices, apple slices, strawberries. Put it in a bowl and eat it while you work like you would a fruit salad.

Sometimes I will put grapes/berries in a glass and "drink" them.

Keeps the hands clean for working.

[–]deffery-jahmer 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Remembering time is finite and all things pass

[–]1995north 22 points23 points  (11 children)

People have a tendency to always go to the right. Its funny how obvious this is once you start to think about it.

When I go to the airport i take the train, and there are two escalators. Theres always a big line of people on the one to the right, and pretty much nobody on the one to the left. Its strange how much of our lives we spend on autopilot.

EDIT: No, the left one also goes up. You can only enter the traintracks on the other side of the airport through a machine where u have to scan your ticket.

[–]Rand0mhero80 49 points50 points  (0 children)

The escalators on the left are going down...

[–]The-SillyAk 12 points13 points  (2 children)

If you live in Australia it's the opposite ;)

[–]PoorAuthor9 19 points20 points  (0 children)

It's a social convention to go to the right and let people pass you to the left...

[–]DifferentYesterday 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well it's kind of autopilot, but it's also just that that's how you're supposed to do it. You follow the same rules as the road traffic in the country that you're in, because it just makes sense.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I brush my teeth and pee while showering. It actually shaves off a significant amount of time. My entire morning wash routine only takes 10 minutes or less.

[–]MrFluffPants1349 7 points8 points  (2 children)

This probably won't work for everyone, but I purposely give myself as little time as possible without being stupid about it to get ready in the morning. Which is about 20-30 minutes. Any longer than that and I tend to lose track of time. If I'm feeling rushed I'm going to get ready and out the door more consistently on time. It also doesn't give me the option of hitting that snooze button, and I'm more awake because I'm instantly in go-mode once I hear the alarm, because I know every second counts. Granted I still give myself ten minutes of buffer time to get to work, in case I hit all the red lights or experience something to that effect. I've never been one to want to shower in the morning or eat breakfast that early, so it works out for me. Also waiting until you've been awake a couple hours before having coffee. If you have coffee right when you wake up all you're going to do is build your tolerance. Let your wakefulness promoting factors do the heavy lifting, then supplement with caffiene

[–]Spriggs31 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Always bring tissue paper

[–]arimill 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't know if these count as life hacks but they've definitely improved my life a lot.

  • Using the Sleep Cycles app as my alarm. No longer wake up super groggy.

  • Unsubscribing from all subreddit that didn't provide me a really benefit to reading their content (I'm procrastinating right now, don't judge)

  • Disactivate Facebook. I keep in contact tct with those I love via text or calls anyways.

  • Unfollow news sources on Reddit and Twitter (let's be honest, you're only reading the headlines and comments anyways.) Less opinion saturating your news consumption will keep you saner and have better opinions.

  • Consequently, making news reading a deliberate and mindful activity. Only get the news through news source apps. That way you actually read the articles and don't get 100 opinions while skipping the actual information.

  • Delete social media and Reddit apps so that your forced to use them in the browser, and therefore use them less.

  • Install content blockers on my phone and laptop that I can activate when I need to block distractions.

  • This results in me procrastinating with language learning apps which is actually a good thing. (I recommend pairing Duolingo + Memrise)

  • Keep nail clippers and cuticle clippers at my desk. I bite my nails when I get nervous or stressed, so clipping them right away prevents bad hangnails and other associated pains.

I'll edit in more if I remember them.