For you tonight, I wrote this quick article about five simple things I’ve learned that helped in improving my life in some fashion.
On a Saturday night, I was pulled over by a police officer and was politely informed that my tag lights and a break light were out. This lead to a trip to the auto parts store. While I was there, I asked about headlight cleaning kits. The guy there said that he heard that toothpaste is great for cleaning lights. (If they can clean teeth, why not?) I bought a tube of toothpaste for $2.50 and the results are amazing. I used about half a tube on each light and scrubbed in circular motions for about fives minutes. I took the before (to the left) and after (to the right) pictures of my lights for science.
This is something personal that I’ve noticed. Whenever I exercise in the morning before work, I have more energy and I’m generally in a better mood throughout the day. It doesn’t take much either, even a few pushups and crunches, and then I’m good. Adding a multivitamin helps too.
I have the tendency to forget names. It happens to all of us. When I’m meeting people for Uncovering Oklahoma, I’ve found that when I ask for their name again right before I leave, I can remember it better. The trick is remembering to ask for it at the end.
I don’t smoke, but I do like to step outside for a few minutes to meditate. When everything is going wrong at work, I recommend stepping outside for a few minutes for a Fresh Air Break verus a smoke break. Breath, relax, and maybe meditate too. When I go back inside, my head is much clearer and I’m sure yours will be too.
Well, it does… So does money.