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Do you do or eat something that sounds strange but is something everyone should try? You’ve got company. After polling the internet, here are the top-voted weird things people swear by.
Going Up Stairs on All Fours
“It feels natural. I used to say this all the time. When I was a kid, I’d have my parents time me against the dog,” shared one.” I firmly believe this is how we were meant to go up the stairs. It’s a societal bond that’s got us walking up bipedally,” another suggested.
Nope, Not Today
“If you start feeling embarrassed by something from the past, say ‘Nope, not today’ in your head and let it go, move on. It’s okay to take some feelings out like trash,” noted one.
“Doing that was the starting point of greatly improving my mental health and letting go of silly things causing me a great deal of anxiety over absolutely nothing.”
Pat Yourself on the Back
“Take the time to thank yourself for doing what you promised to yourself. For example: if you plan to go to the gym, walk the dog, or do chores later that day and you actually do them, then thank yourself for keeping your promise,” one replied.
“You wanted and planned to do something boring, hard, repetitive, whatever because you know it’s good for you, and you stuck to it! Be proud! Be nice! Do whatever the opposite is of beating yourself up.”
Karaoke is Like a Free Public Speaking Training Session
“Karaoke is a free practice and meager effort way to improve public speaking skills. Sounds dumb as heck works, costs almost,” suggested one.
“This changed my life. I ended up hosting too. I’m awkward. Hand me a mic. I know what to do. Big group. Easy. Run training classes at work. Walk in the park,” another confirmed.
Mud Baths are Life Changing
Someone answered, “Mud baths. You lie in this tub full of hot, thick, volcanic sludge. You have to scoop a bunch of it onto your chest too. It’s heavy. It’s hot. People bring cold washcloths for your forehead so you don’t overheat.”
“When I got out to take a shower, they had a bench in there. I laughed. My legs gave out because they weren’t used to being so relaxed. 15/10. 35 stars.”
Two Towels for a Second Dry Off
“After a shower, towel dry like you always do. Then grab a new towel and do it again. You’ll be amazed how much better it feels to put on clothes when you’re dry and not 2% moist,” suggested one.
“I’m staying at my parents for the holidays and doing this right now because they’re fancier than me and have lots of clean towels. Thanks for the suggestion. 10/10 would recommend,” a second user replied.
The Hair Dryer is a Game Changer After Showers
“I grab the hair dryer after I’ve towel dried and give myself a quick once over. Works wonders and doesn’t require a spare towel,” one confessed. “When my girlfriend moved in, I saw she had a Dyson hairdryer, and as a hairdryer after shower connoisseur, I was like, oh yeah.”
“Sometimes I heat my slippers, or even my bed, for 30 seconds before I jump in it, a total game changer.”
Salt in Hot Beverages
Someone noted, “Salt in coffee, in case it tastes too bitter—just a pinch. It’s ood in tea or hot chocolate too,” shared one. “It brings hot cocoa to a new level. Especially if you made so e yourself (as in, not the packages),” a second added.
Close One Eye While Doing Word Search Puzzles
“Close one eye while doing word search puzzles,” one admitted. “I forget which works, but yo find words ten times faster.” Another added, “Flipping it upside down works too! Also, going cross-eyed on the ones where you find differences between pictures.”
Cold Water for Anxiety
“If you are very anxious or having a panic attack, go to the bathroom and put cold water on the back of your neck or face. You can also use an ice roller or ice cubes at home. I learned it from Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) therapy.”
“I thought it seemed ridiculous until I tried it,” confessed one. My cardiologist told me that washing my hands or drinking cold water would help,” a final person commented.
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of things that sound weird, but you got to try. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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