Life is hard. Life hacks can help. Here are 25 of Reddit’s most useful random hacks to get working, get saving, get your life together, or just get through the day!
“I wish I had this in college:
If I have work or study to do, and I’m not motivated and just start procrastinating (again), I watch a video or listen to a podcast on the topic on YouTube. It helps to get my brain focused on the subject before I get started on my own critical thinking. That way I’m not going from 0 to 100, and risking my attention going elsewhere.” (_its_a_SWEATER_ 2378)
“If there’s something I need to do but am procrastinating, I find something else I also need to do that’s even more of a chore. I can then put off doing the second thing by doing the first.
I set up automatic bill payment for everything. I don’t remember precisely when those payments will go out. The fear of a bounced check or declined payment keeps me from getting too close to a zero balance.
I used to have my computer set up to start playing a specific iTunes playlist on the stereo at a certain time. The playlist was exactly as long as I had in the morning and went from chill songs to more energetic. Throughout my morning routine, I could always tell how I was doing on time by the currently playing song.
If there’s something big I want to get done, I tell all my friends I’m going to do it. The fear of looking dumb helps keep me motivated.” (munificent)