50 Life Hacks To Get You Through 2016

By Olivia Atkinson
12th Jan 2016

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Now that the festivities are over (booo!), it’s time to throw ourselves into what will hopefully be an incomprehensibly epic 2016. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed about tackling the next 300 days or so, do not fret. We’ve complied a list of handy life hacks to get you through. 

  1. Freeze grapes, pop them into your wine glass and you’ll be treated to an ice-cold, undiluted vino.
  2. Put whisky in your hot chocolate so you can drink away your problems while still maintaining the allure of childhood innocence.
  3. Sprinkle sugar on your tongue when it gets burnt from being too impatient to let food cool down.
  4. Facebook has a ‘tag review’ option, which lets you approve tags before they’re posted to your wall. No more unflattering group shots for you.
  5. Put money in your winter coat pocket. It will be a welcome surprise the following winter when you’ve spent all your money on pizza.
  6. Chill your drink quicker by wrapping the bottle in wet paper towels and sticking it in the freezer for 10 mins. Don’t leave it in for any longer, beer explosion may ensue.
  7. If your dog makes a run for it at the park, roll over and play dead. They’ll wander back to make sure you’re okay…then you can pounce. Mwah ha ha ha.
  8. Keep track of your pet turtle by tying a helium balloon to it.
  9. A good day is a good day. A bad day is a good story. At the end of the day, it’s all good. Keep that in mind
  10. When you’re at the beach this summer, place your thongs/jandals facedown. Then when you’re ready to roll, your feet won’t get cooked.
  11. The ability to respond to a stupid question with sarcasm is an indictor of a healthy brain. Bring on the sarcasm.
  12. If you ever need a dose of fun in your life, gather your homies and play Cards Against Humanity. Thank us later.
  13. Don’t let your expectations kill your vibe.
  14. Still tired after a solid night’s sleep? You’re probably dehydrated. Guzzle some H20 and you’ll be good to go.
  15. When you and your boo argue, make it a rule that you have to wear clown noses. If you can’t continue without laughing then the row isn’t worth having.
  16. Starting today make a second Snapchat account. Every time you go somewhere or do something awesome, send a snap to that second account. At the end of 2016, look back at all the good times you had. Genius.
  17. If you keep forgetting to take the pill, set an alarm with the sound of a crying baby. You’ll never forget again.
  18. Don’t fill out the recipient address until you finish the email. This will save you from sending half-written yarns and “Whoops! Accidently clicked sent too early” follow up emails.
  19. Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people—The Breakfast Club.
  20. Try single tasking. It will put a stop to unfinished business and help you nail everything you do. BAM!
  21. While on vacay, send yourself a postcard every day from wherever you are and write what you did that day on it. Bind them when you return to have a journal of your trip.
  22. Get out of the house, go for a walk, get a bagel.
  23. It’s never too early for ice cream. Or wine for that matter.
  24. Keep a box of office things in your car so if you get pulled over, you can tell the cop you’re having a bad day.
  25. There is no right way to do life. There’s only stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t.
  26. Whenever you’re curious about something, write it down. This way, whenever you’re bored out of your mind, you’ll have an entire list of things to learn about.
  27. If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value.
  28. Try your hand at origami, a de-stress technique set to booty bump colouring to the sidelines this year. It helps get rid of anxiety, and unlocks memories of childhood and simpler times. 
  29. When you find the perfect pair of jeans, buy two.
  30. When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, clean. You’ll feel more accomplished for doing something productive than letting your thoughts take over.
  31. When you’re going through self-checkout at the supermarket, scan your avocado as a brown onion.
  32. Want more toilet paper? Pull the two-ply apart to get twice as much.
  33. Keep your hipster beard trimmings out of the sink by lining it with newspaper.
  34. Order two drinks at a time so both your hands are full and you can’t text boys you shouldn’t.
  35. The trick is to not let people know how weird you really are until it’s too late from them to back out.
  36. Awesome things will happen if you choose not to be a miserable cow.
  37. Think of five things you're grateful for every day.
  38. Put some time into building a network. A lot of the time it’s who you know, not what you know.
  39. When you need to get shit done, wear headphones. People will be less likely to approach or interrupt you.
  40. Write things down. Don’t rely on your memory to pull through, because a lot of the time, it won’t.
  41. If you’re missing someone, let them know. Unless, of course, it’s your now happily married, father-of-three ex-boyfriend from high school.
  42. Don’t be that person who Snapchats an entire concert. Disconnect and be in the moment. This applies for several life scenarios.
  43. Read more books. You owe it to that mind of yours.
  44. If someone cramps your style, brings you down, or smashes you with negativity on the reg, then they gotta go.  
  45. Visit your Gran. She misses you.
  46. It’s okay to say ‘no’ to Friday night drinks. Sometimes you need downtime.
  47. Talk less, listen more. We all tend to babble on about our problems more than we should.
  48. If you’re trying to save a bit of moolah, do it in small doses. By putting $3 into a savings account every day, you’ll end up with over $1000 at the end of the year, and you probably won’t even notice the automatic payment coming out.
  49. Get your booty moving. Whoever says they feel worse after a workout is lying.
  50. Without going ultimate cheeseball on you...do things that make you happy, carpe the hell out of the diem, and keep your head up. 

Image credit: Sometimes I Crave

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