If you suffer with anxiety, then you’ll know how even the smallest things can set it off. So something like a global pandemic is bound to bring about a massive spike in your anxiety levels. The world is changing and change is scary.
You might not think it’s a necessary thing to write a 600 word minimum article about. But believe me it is. There are people out there who don’t know how to make a cup of tea or coffee for people because they either don’t drink it or have just never had to do it before.
Having a basic grasp of first aid is sensible. It just is. If something goes wrong or someone gets hurt, then knowing how to deal with it can literally be a lifesaver. But some parts of first aid are intimidating, and I totally understand people’s reluctance to learn them. People are afraid of being more of a hindrance than a help. But having even a basic grasp of first aid can be the difference between life and death (no pressure.)
Do you remember when your parents used to leave you on your own for a while and you’d have the whole house to yourself? That’s what it feels like all the time when you first move out. Until you have to pay your first month’s bills. But when your parents were away, weren’t the nights alone terrifying? Especially the first few times. You were totally convinced that someone knew you were alone. They’d been watching you all day. And they were going to break in and murder you whilst you slept on the couch. But thankfully they didn’t. For 2 reasons. One is because the chances of anyone breaking into your house and murdering you are fairly slim. The other is because your parents or legal guardians made sure the house was safe. And home safety is something you kind of take for granted until you’re either on your own or old enough to understand. But making your house safe against POTENTIAL intruders is something that you need to do. Burglaries are incredibly common and you need to protect yourself against them as much as you can.
When you first move out into your own place, you realise how much stuff you don’t have. And just how much stuff you actually do need. You also realise how much all that shit costs. Admittedly, there are a lot of things that alleged “grown-ups” have that they don’t need. But there are a few things that come in really handy, even if it’s only once in a while. I don’t think you’re an idiot, by the way. I know you’ll have the basic things like cleaning supplies and vacuums. I’m talking about the things that can sometimes slip your mind.
If you’ve paid good money for something and it’s not right, tell someone. You can tell someone without being a dick about it. Let’s say, for example, you’re in a restaurant and your order is wrong. There are 3 paths you can take. Path 1, do nothing. Path 2, shout and scream and tell someone they’re gonna get fired and be a total wanker. Or path 3, discreetly tell someone your order was wrong and would they mind changing it for you please?