r/LifeProTips 16d ago

Request LPT request: tips to know when to stop drinking after a few drinks at a party.


Was at a work event yesterday and very much took advantage of the open bar but I said to myself beforehand I don’t want to get too drunk. Of course I did, not in a bad way or anything (plenty other folk were just as drunk).

But its not the first time where I’ve said I only have a few but end up drinking a few too many.

Wondering if you have any tips to know when to stop drinking. I’ve tried “I’ll have 5 and stop” but i never stick to it.


r/LifeProTips 19d ago

Request LPT REQUEST: Sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night it becomes hard to fall asleep again or it takes me a while. Do you guys have any tips on how to fall asleep again/faster?


r/LifeProTips 2d ago

Request LPT Request: Completely renovating my kitchen, what would you have the contractor add that would turn a good kitchen into a great kitchen


For example I am asking the contractor to add the cup washer attachment to the sink because I have many glasses that can’t go in the dishwasher.

r/LifeProTips 5d ago

Request LPT Request: How do people do it all?


I'm really trying to be a full adult with my life. Waking up early, exercising, meal prepping, cleaning my apartment, booking doctors appointments, laundry - the list goes on. I always just cannot find the time and/or energy to get it all done and feel on top of it. I see other people who seem to continuously be on top of everything, even while maintaining a social life. What are tips on doing this in my own life?

r/LifeProTips 10d ago Faith In Humanity Restored Vibing

Request LPT Request: We have a newborn son, what can we do now to make life better / easier for future him?


We’ve started a savings account with a direct debit set up to pay money in every month, which is what got us thinking - what else can we do to help him?

EDIT: thanks everyone who has contributed so far. Lots of people commenting about specific financial products / portfolios (e.g. 529s), we are not in the US.

r/LifeProTips 14h ago

Request LPT Request: how to tell a coworker that she has bad odor?


Never had something like this before and I don’t know what to do. So, I’m a guy working with few female coworkers, and one of them sit close to me and she has bad smell, and I have no idea how to tell her that. Is there a way to tell someone about their hygiene issue without any awkwardness?

Edit: just wanted to add, I work in the small company and we don’t have HR or any similar positions here. And my boss said that he couldn’t smell anything and I need to deal with that myself.

And I decided to put scent sticks on my desk to hide coworkers odor.

r/LifeProTips Mar 25 '23 All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Ally Heartwarming Gold

Request LPT Request: What is something you’ll avoid based on the knowledge and experience from your profession?


r/LifeProTips 4d ago

Request LPT Request: I became the toxic person that everyone give tips to avoid. What can I do to be a better human being?


Message of gratitude to all: I really want to thank you all for the crazy ammount of great support. Never in my life I experienced something like this.

r/LifeProTips Mar 28 '23

Request LPT Request - What small purchase have you made that has had a significant impact on your life?


What small purchase have you made that has had a major positive impact on your life?

Price cap of 100$ roughly.

Edit: Thank you for all of the feedback! There have been so many great suggestion and I have added quite a few items to my cart on Amazon (Including a bidet).

r/LifeProTips Apr 26 '23 Wholesome Seal of Approval

Request LPT Request: How do you get out of bed easily?


Update: Thanks for showing up and sharing, folks! Here's what I'm going to try for some accountability:

  • An app that makes me have to do something to turn the alarm off, like alarmy
  • Bite the bullet and put my phone across the room. I feel some type of way already, which is probably all the more I should do it!
  • With the above note, save up for a Kindle so that I can still read in bed without lights - and ONLY read. Phone/tablet makes it easy to get derailed and doom scroll
  • I noticed that when I visualise what I'm going to do the next day while I journal at night, I am more motivated to just get up sometimes even excited, so I'm going to practise more of that. Also, recall the times when I actually wake up, the sense of accomplishment and just joy of having more time in the day to do things.
  • Keep working on my sleep hygiene, sleep, and wake at the same time. I have been finding excuses for myself, it's time to fight that voice and do the best thing for me
  • I rent and the thermostat in the apartment doesn't have timer/schedule function, but at my next apartment to make sure of it to make my place nice and toasty so I don't miss my bed :)

I hope the comments here have helped someone come up with a plan too! Thank y'all once again for sharing.

It amazes me how people turn off the alarm and hop right off of the bed. I find the coziness of being under the blankets hard to leave, especially if it’s in the winter. It takes me at least 30mins or my cat to get out of bed.

r/LifeProTips 9d ago

Request LPT request: How do I stop putting out a "walk all over me" vibe and seem more assertive


I give off a "walk all over me" vibe when I talk to people. Even in my friend groups, I often find myself agreeing with whatever the group decides (my own opinions get drowned out).
To make things worse, I'm a 20-year-old guy who looks like I'm 15, and it's hard for people to take me seriously.

I have a slight inferiority complex, so I tend to be overly polite to avoid offending others. This politeness has become my default, and I don't know how to change it.
I can't really afford to hire a coach or any sort of trainer, and my friends don't really understand the issue.

I'd appreciate any tips or advice on how to project more confidence and assertiveness.

r/LifeProTips 11d ago

Request LPT Request: How to get over your first love?


It’s been about 7 months. Even after therapy, working on myself, and hitting the gym. She’s still constantly on my mind, and it feels like at times I’ve made no progress and back at square one.

EDIT: Thank you all for all the advice, knowledge, and wisdom. It was nice to see that I’m not alone, that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you again everybody.

r/LifeProTips 19d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Request LPT request: What's something short and meaningful to say to someone having a hard time, instead of "I hope you're okay" ?


r/LifeProTips 1d ago

Request LPT Request: How do I grow up and learn to adult


I have no self discipline I don't think. I can't manage to keep up consistently with laundry, cleaning, dishes etc.

There's things that I feel like I need to be doing that I don't such as drinking enough water, regular exercise, keeping the house kept up, meditation, moisturize, stretching or yoga, meal prepping, reading books etc.

I'm almost 32 and I feel so like... Not where I'm supposed to be in terms of this stuff. I look at my mom and think that there's no way I can manage a house like her, keeping it clean, cooking dinner every night, hosting holidays...

I hate the term "adulting" but that's what I'd call this I guess. Is this all the result of 0 self discipline? Maybe that's my problem. I feel like I'll never get there.

Edit: I've got a lot of people suggesting ADD/ADHD. I was actually undiagnosed bipolar for years and I thought my undiagnosed mania was ADD. Turns out it's not! I do have Ups and downs that contribute to my motivation (or lack of) when it comes to some of these things.

Thank you for all the wonderful advice you guys have shared! I can't reply to all of the comments but I'm reading them.

And thanks to the hater(s) that decided my post was worth commenting on 🥲

r/LifeProTips Apr 25 '23 Take My Energy Heartwarming

Request LPT request- My dad hasn't taught me anything other than you should make money & respect others


But when I go through wholesome videos where dads explain something cool or share great advices/quote, I feel I'm missing out.

Could y'all share 1 favourite trick/advice your dad taught you?

EDIT: ayoo I saved it. This post was like a 2nd father to me.😂 You guys nailed it with the tips and new tricks.

Hey if you're overwhelmed reading below comments, here's few takeaways: - Go watch "Dad how do I" Youtube channel. It's a greeat source to learn the dad stuff like jump start a car. It covers everything a dad should teach to their child.

  • Rest of the fatherly advice I've compiled here in this folder. It's few which stood out to me.

Enjoy Fatherly advice: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N410KaKiG1y-SKt57_ZnbekkM1Q6VMaJePCi3xozQPs/edit?usp=sharing

r/LifeProTips 6d ago

Request LPT REQUEST: I’m a person who stresses out wondering if they have made the best decision, even the small decisions stress me out. Does anyone have any advice to help me out with this unnecessary stress?


r/LifeProTips 16d ago

Request LPT request - Do you have any techniques that help stopping you from caring about what others think?


Any suggestions are welcomed!

r/LifeProTips Apr 26 '23 Take My Energy

Request LPT Request: how to get better at defending yourself when you feel that someone has disrespected you. I freeze in the moment and have many of those "wish I said that" thoughts after it happens


Edit: Woah, was not expecting this to blow up, haha! Thanks for all the replies everyone. Having a good chuckle at a lot of them, and finding some helpful.

For some context, I made this post because my boss had just said something disrespectful to me/muttered it under his breath after I was asking him questions to make sure I was doing the right thing, even though what I was asking about may have been a bit obvious. I did explain to him why I was asking the questions - I said "I'm just trying to make sure I'm doing the right thing".

I've been making little mistakes at work recently and have been trying to remedy that by double checking I'm understanding things properly. I know it can appear like I'm not as competent as I could be, but it really hurt when I heard him say my reasoning was "weak" even if he didn't mean for me to hear that. I wish I confronted him but felt too anxious to appear like more of an idiot.

EDIT 2: oh my god I can't keep up with all the replies but thanks everyone! Such helpful advice. I wanted to add that my boss is otherwise a really friendly guy and I do get along well with him. I know I struggle with confrontation so, as many of you wise people have said, I just need to learn to trust my feelings. I am not someone who is easily offended, but I hate when my intentions are misunderstood.

To Finish: Thanks again everyone. I plan to approach my manager and discuss points of the business where I've noticed I'm getting confused due to some contradicting processes/expectations which cause me to have to keep checking and double checking so as not to make a mistake. My manager is an understanding guy, I just have to be okay with kindly confronting this. Hopefully it'll be productive and things (including myself) will improve.

r/LifeProTips 12d ago

Request LPT Request: Older folks, what can younger people do to not look back one day and think "the years passed so fast"?


Is there anything that can make life seem long and fulfilled?

r/LifeProTips 14d ago Take My Energy

Request LPT: How can I politely, but firmly, tell my neighbor to train her dogs to shut the hell up?


My downstairs neighbor has two dogs that bark nonstop, for hours on end, while she's not home and it's driving everybody in this part of the apartment complex absolutely insane. One of them is still at it now as I'm typing this out. I'm fighting the urge to channel my inner neighbor from hell, but nobody wants to do that or deal with that so how can I go about this in a more civilized manner? Sometimes this goes on until 10pm and I have to be up early as hell.

r/LifeProTips Mar 15 '23 All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Request LPT Request: what is something that has drastically helped your mental health that you wish you started doing earlier?


r/LifeProTips 18d ago

Request LPT Request: Having Hard time in waking up early in the morning


I want to make a transition in my life and want to wake up early in the morning around 4 AM. For this purpose I go to bed at 10 PM every night. But I have a bad habit of hitting the snooze button until its 7 AM. How do I wake myself early in the morning? Please share some tips.

Edit: There are lots of factors involved but will share the summary of my tasks. I am a freelance web developer so As per my thought if i wake up early in the morning I can give 3 to 4 hours to my projects and I also want to learn about the machine learning that's why I spent last 2 hours in the night on reading and practicing about it. What i feel that constant sitting in front of a computer is also a cause of this behaviour. 3 hours in the morning, then a mild exercise, then in office 7 to 8 hours in front of PC then again in the evening 2 hours in front of PC. Besides of that using mobile phone in spare time. I don't browse the social media, mainly trying to learn new languages, how to play chess increasing vocabulary, productive stuff but still on a screen. Is it possible?

r/LifeProTips 11d ago

Request LPT Request: What small acts does your significant other do to remind you they love/care for you?


I've already asked my SO and they're very sweet when they say "exactly what you are doing" but I want to go a little above and beyond - writing notes on their coffee, ironing their clothes when they don't have time, buying the snacks they love at the gas station even when they say they don't want any.

Just looking for more creative ideas - their love language is acts of service, words of affirmation (and I think I got the physical touch part down haha)

r/LifeProTips May 01 '23 Gold

Request LPT Request: How do I tell my boss that the workload they’re delegating to me is too much for one person to manage?


I work in a high pressure job, managing a whole branch of employees. My boss is completely scatterbrained and relies on me heavily to brief him in real time on information that he should know as a part of his director position while he’s in meetings so that he can look like he knows what he’s talking about (he doesn’t).

He also delegates things down to me that shouldn’t be my responsibility, asks for documents that have already been given, asks me to set up meetings that should be organized by his assistant and has unrealistic expectations on deadlines for my actual tasks, often fully aware that it means I’ll have to work late, or on a weekend to finish it.

I’ve talked to him before about the deadline expectations, but it doesn’t seem to have stuck.

I’m starting to drown under the workload. I’m fully capable of doing the job, it wasn’t like this under my former director. He can see the cracks that are showing, but thinks it’s stress from outside of work.

How do I tell him that all of these extra things that shouldn’t be my responsibility are making the job unmanageable without looking like I can’t handle the job?

r/LifeProTips 13d ago

Request LPT Request: How to not feel inferior when you see people who have better bodies, more cash etc than you do?


I have insomnia, I have depression, I go to gym, I go to work, I study to get better job and still feeling like it isnt enought for not feeling inferior to other people, it feels like everything I achieve, others achieve it always faster than me.