1. Balance a budget
In lieu of a physical accounting, you can create your own spreadsheet at home or use an app, but whatever you do, make sure you do it.
2. Say “no”
If you’re one of those people who automatically says “yes” when someone asks you to do something and feels guilty saying “no,” try saying “I need to think about it” instead. That will give you time to think through your schedule.
3. Boil an egg
Eggs are a cheap source of quality protein, and when you boil them you add portable to their list of wonderful qualities.
4. Accept criticism
You did something wrong? Congratulations, you’re human! If you can teach yourself to see mistakes as learning opportunities instead, it makes them so much easier to handle.
5. Understand consequences
When you make a choice to do something, you are also choosing the consequence. It’s a package deal. However, you should know how to avoid making those consequences worse.
6. Change a tire
You won’t need to use this skill very often but it’s well worth the time spent learning it for the handful of times you do.
7. Have a face-to-face conversation
Nothing shows your interest and commitment more than simply talking with someone in person. Once the conversation is flowing, remember the golden ratio: 51 percent listening, 49 percent talking.
8. Use your oven
Ovens are one of the best modern conveniences we have. Ovens may look intimidating with all the knobs, buttons, and timers but once you figure it all out, it will become second nature.
9. Pay a bill
You need to read through the bill and make sure it’s correct, check your bank balance for sufficient funds, ensure you’re paying it in a timely fashion, use the correct method, and make sure they got it and applied it correctly to your account.
10. Do a load of laundry
The importance of learning how to properly use your washer and dryer cannot be overstated.