Sure reading, writing and 'rithmetic are all good to know, but wouldn't it be great if school taught us ALL they skills w
Well, we may not have picked up these tricks in school, but it's never too late to learn. So here's a crash course in the things every person should know, courtesy of Woman's Day magazine.
Lesson #1: How to take a risk: Most of us prefer to stay in our comfort-zone, but that stunts personal growth. You don't need to do something reckless to take a risk you just have to break away from the familiar. To do this, take the phrase "I can't" out of your vocabulary. All the excuses you have for NOT doing things aren't real roadblocks - they're only in your head. Remember that in order to do something well, you have to first do it badly. So don't be afraid of falling on your face. After that, you have nowhere to go but up.
Lesson #2: How to disagree with a friend without losing the friendship. Like marriage, friendships need ongoing feedback to keep them vital. But while one disagreement seldom ends a marriage, the same CAN'T be said for friendships. The key to protecting your bond is to focus on the issue not the person. Don't lash out and turn a disagreement into a full-fledged fight. And the next time you DO disagree, challenge yourself to stop defending your view and listen to what your friend has to say. Then find a point you both agree on and work from there.
And one last skill we never learned in school:
How to ask for help. You might be able to do most things, but when you're overextended, your health suffers. So learn to know your limits and drop the idea of being perfect--Pick out one task that drains your energy and ask someone else in the family to do it, or hire somebody. As the saying goes, two heads are better than one.