64 thoughts on “Whats simple things improved your life?

  1. S7seven7 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Cleaning my place for ten minutes after I get home from work everday. Set a timer; clean for ten minutes. Everything else can wait until tomorrow.

    It’s awesome because I absolutely hate cleaning, but there isn’t much to clean because I do a little bit everyday. I just pick up where I left off the next day.

  2. xbabycorn March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Turning off notifications on my phone.

  3. imperfectchicken March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    The mindset of needing an extra 15 minutes to get somewhere. I usually get held up at finding keys and my wallet, checking the weather and traffic, etc. Now it’s less stressful and I get to places on time.

  4. EdenFox March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Cutting out soda for water since febuary 16th 2017 i only drank it once Accidentally at my birthday

  5. Gomeznuke March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Starting to give less of a fuck about the negatives in my life. I’m working towards myself and not this goal of “oh I need to find love and be happy with that and blah blah blah”. Idk man. I just stopped worrying about that. I just want to be alone, relaxed on days I’m not at work, and continue to save up money. I’ve set goals for work and for my home life (that involve decorating my room lol) but other from that, yeah. It’s helping.

  6. Aconmatrix March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    I hate to admit it, but establishing a fixed sleeping schedule and routine.

    I used to sleep and wake up only when I needed to – and was always tired. After I fixed my sleeping schedule: I’m not tired for the first half of the day and extremely awake for the second half.

  7. Mtg_Force March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Exercise, not skipping meals, not eating out. Results; Way healthier, gratuitous amounts of more energy, and a much happier person overall. 😀

  8. yourlocalheathen March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Writing down goals and organizing them by how attainable they are and what tools I need to achieve them.

  9. imbatbam March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Going to the gym. I haven’t lost much weight and I’m still a weak little baby but damn I feel good (read:smug) after each session.

  10. TravelLust March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Water. Not necessarily 8 glasses of water, but surely a glass in the morning, midday, and at night.

  11. happy-poster March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    45 mins of activity a day and eating green things

  12. sweetunfuckedmother March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    No soda at all. Cut it cold turkey and lost 15lbs within 2 months, plus I feel 100x better

  13. Just_Red_00 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Working out. Started out with just a light workout and watching my calorie intake and I can’t believe the changes I’ve seen.

  14. iWatchCrapTV March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Dropping a narcissistic relationship. Also, starting to input all my receipts and expenses related to my taxes as they happen instead of all at once right before taxes are due.

  15. Count-Sporkula March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Maybe not super simple…but by far the best thing I did for my life was ditch my loser friends.

    I had a bad friend group full of listless, disaffected and lazy/criminal people.

    The second I dumped that group, my life changed fast and dramatically. I felt better, looked better, and had options.

    Most of them are dead from heroin or in prison.

  16. Neoarashi March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Walked more than I usually do to get home. I usually walk 5 to 10 minutes, take the bus, and walk another 5 to get home from my job.

    This morning, I walked the first 5 minutes as usual, but since I had to go to the washroom at the stop between my 2 busses, I missed teh second bus and had 2 choices: Wait for the next bus (about 40 minutes) and walk the usual 5 minutes, or walk the whole thing, which should take the same time.

    I was like ”meh, since I’ll end up arriving at the same time, why no walk the whole thing? It’s not really cold today anyways.”

    I ended up arriving almost 10 minutes *earlier* than anticipated. Felt good to walk a bit more than usual, and saved time as well =)

  17. smileedude March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Pushing on my collarbone to release my AC joints.

    I had all sorts of upper back problems, paid good money to chiros, physios, masseurs. It kept coming back. I googled crackling trapezium as that was the most noticeable thing, whenever I did swimming motion it would sound like bubble wrap. I clicked on the top video.

    It turns out it was the shoulders, not the back causing the trouble. A minute pushing up on the collar bones and prodding the shoulders a day and I’m now right as rain.

  18. zomgbill March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Waking up early enough to ready at a normal pace, eat breakfast, and do my other chores. I used to sleep until the last minute and rush through everything, usually skipping breakfast, just to catch the train on time. Having time in the morning is such an improvement!

  19. hilidigital March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    A cheesy one. I was mostly happy with my life and thought I mostly had my shit together.

    Then I met my current girlfriend and realized I was amateur hour. That girl gets shit DONE. Works harder than me. Lives healthier than me. Is more fun than me. She makes me want to be a better person.

  20. Rumetheus March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Lifting heavy things 3 days a week and playing my bass guitar for at least 15 minutes daily. And regular phone calls with my best friend that I’ve been ashamedly away from for several years until recently…

  21. Belatorius March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Not smoking. Exercising regularly. Having goals no matter how small. Martial arts. Keeping to a schedule. Deleting facebook. Having the mentality to improve everyday.

  22. ilovemycactussocks March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    I took my happiness back from the future.

    I was always depending my happiness on future outcomes or the achievement of goals. I would think, if I am able to do just this one thing, or get this one thing then I will be happy. I would spend all this time meticulously calculating how to achieve what I wanted and get so frustrated when things didn’t go my way. I was so anxious and depressed while striving for future things, because I believed my happiness depended on it.

    I now try to see my life as perfect right now and I try to feel happy in the moment. I still have goals, lots of them, but I do not see my goals as needs. I see goals as opportunities to experience life and all the great things it has to offer. I don’t depend anything on the outcome of a goal. My happiness is now.

  23. QuikandEZ March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    The day I figured out that I create my own happiness. It seems simple but can become profound once you seriously think about it.

  24. CyanYoh March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Google Calendar. It’s so much easier to keep track of assignments and goals when I record them digitally.

  25. chutiyamadarchod March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Dancing on random party songs at night for 20-25 minutes. Gets you refereshed

  26. Delotox March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Started journaling, with a separate journal for work and for real life. Some kind of minimalist bullet journal for work, and a Hobonichi Techo planner for real life (got it as a gift).
    It does wonder to my memory, both short and long term, and actually helps separate work and personal life.

  27. Cash2701 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Putting yourself as a priority. Every time I put someone else above myself it ends up crashing in the end and then you’re left more so concerned about that person than yourself.

  28. Palifaith March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Smiling as often as possible, especially when feeling down.

  29. loafuscrambuckle March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Lifting weights. I went from a 155 pound depressed kid to a 175 pound depressed kid.

  30. donotbelieveit March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Learning to be OK with decisions I made. Sounds simple. But it took a conscious effort. I found myself always second guessing decisions I made. If I chose the blue shirt, I would leave the house thinking I should have chosen the red shirt. Constantly second guessing decisions is very stressful. Learned control doing it and am much happier.

  31. samprice97 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Moisturising my face before bed. Stopped getting itchy and sore skin and felt so much more confident in my appearance.

  32. elchungo March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Slippers (I’m getting old).

  33. vandit-jain March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Avoiding social media.
    Edit 1: so I thought I’d make this more clear. I’ve been on social media ever since I can remember. Being online 24×7, staying late night awake just for the sake of it and what not. As a resolution for 2k18, I decided to quit it(FB,IMs, Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder the likes of it) And it’s BEEN GREAT. I don’t have any anxiety whatsoever now. It feels so stress-free and I’m actually doing productive stuff. As for some apps like Reddit,etc. I do indulge in them, it’s something that serves me well.

  34. TenNinetythree March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Having something cuddly to hug and cuddle. Plush animals are a godsend

  35. HenkeG March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Droping Facebook.

    I really got annoyed every time I opened facebook.

  36. coombuyah26 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Adopting an older, chill, but incredibly loving dog.

  37. Aconmatrix March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Judge every action you take based on your overall life goal.

    Ask yourself: “I want to do X with my life, is this choice taking me closer to that dream?”

  38. wlghks March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    stop getting mad

  39. purple_alice March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Stopping waiting to become happy. I mean like, after I finish uni I’ll be happy, when I get a great job I’ll be happy or when I get a house and a partner and kids then I’ll be happy

    Happiness comes from inside and is not the result of a pursuit

  40. Deadeadoe March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Using the Calendar app on my phone.

  41. leanderstorm March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    investing money in my hobbies & sometimes impulsively buying something new to learn. make sure you can afford it at the time tho! for a long time i thought investing in something i ‘just do for fun’ was a waste of time and i would spend my money on food and make up (although make up can be fun) instead, but i realized that doing stuff ‘just for fun’ truly improves your life.

  42. Meatspin64 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Got my driving license last week and my life is already a million times better

  43. dssx March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Reading in bed before sleep instead of scrolling reddit has helped me sleep better and get a sense of accomplishment or inspiration as I’ve reignited a love of reading.

  44. saitamas_ March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    bidets. not the little toilet looking ones, the hose kind of bidet. my butt is so clean

  45. terminalSiesta March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Throwing out **all** of my regular day to day socks and replacing them with 50 identical pairs. Well, not exactly identical. I bought 20 pairs of white and 30 pairs of black. Life. Changing. I used to spend 5-10 mn matching up pairs every time I washed my socks. Never again. Now, they come out of the dryer, and I can throw wads onto a shwlf of my closet. To match up a pair later to wear, all I have to do is grab two of the same color. My life improved by like 3% the day I did this.

  46. Oathkeeper93 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Doing the dishes *as i cook* instead of after.

    It’s so simple to just quickly wash every dish as after you use them and aren’t needed anymore.

  47. Missing_Creativity March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Headphones, I can finally escape unwanted conversations and enjoy some peace.

  48. DiddykongOMG March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Replaced social media with reading, replaced radio with audio books. Have learned so much more and definitely don’t miss seeing and hearing the same crap every day.

  49. max_24 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Started doing 10-15 minutes of meditation last week and has improved me in so many ways. Has made me calmer, more carefree and happier, and just better at dealing with the world. Not for everyone but recommend that you at least give it a go once.

  50. BillieRubenCamGirl March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Three things that had the most positive impact on me were:

    * Spending some time with a really good psychologist. I understand myself so much better now, and I no longer want to kill myself (after suffering depression and anxiety for more than a decade)

    * /r/minimalism just simplifying my life, removing distraction, removing all the stuff that drained emotional energy. Just keeping the things (and people) that I love, that make me feel good.

    * /r/keto my mood is so much more even now, I never get tired or hungry and rapidly losing weight at the same time now seems like a bonus.

  51. buenasolahs March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    It took a long time to get there, but doing a real, honest assessment of who I am, including all the stuff that I hate about myself. It wasn’t easy and I’ll be working on it my whole life, but like they say “the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one.

  52. JeremyHall March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    No more alcohol, and less than 10 grams of sugar a day.

  53. DrCabbageman March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    I just sort of, stopped giving a shit one day. Stopped worrying that I wasn’t in the popular crowd, or whether I was going to do well in studying, or about most other things really.

    Nowadays I do my own thing at my own pace and stuff seems to go pretty smoothly. I’m overall a lot more relaxed than I used to be, though I tend to put on an “all-business-all-the-time” act in public because I kinda prefer to be left to my own devices.

  54. elij7 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Understanding that life will pass you by if you waste your time on meaningless shit… haven’t touched my ps4 for weeks. I used to be an avid gamer, playing something like 5 hours every day.

  55. Annon3387 March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    For me, losing weight and starting to work out boosted my self confidence! Even if I’m not good at working out or technically “more fit,” I feel great after going to the gym and being able to say I did the workout!

  56. Bb_bodegon March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Waiting 45min before reacting to something upsetting.

    *Examples: Angry with a friend? Wait 45min and see if you still need to send grumpy text. Co-worker slacking? Wait 45min before making a snide, accusatory comment. Most likely, you won’t want to anymore.*

  57. Ownage_is_Everything March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Learning how to touch type. Saves you time if you’re a student, working in an office or beating people to that one cliche reddit comment.

  58. Blonde_4_Life March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm


    I’ve got a knee injury never knew how much I took legs for granted

  59. TheKimInTheSouth March 14, 2018 / 2:52 pm


    Context- I’m in a third-world country and have not travelled the world by any means. Reddit is where I’ve picked up interesting insights on events, hobbies,DIY projects and global culture stuff.

    My boss thinks I’m a genius but I just pick advise from r/IwantToLearn.

    Learnt Swedish so I could understand stuff on r/sweden .

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