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7 THINGS YOU ARE PROBABLY DOING WRONG EVERY DAY

by Seyi Babalola
7 THINGS YOU ARE PROBABLY DOING WRONG EVERY DAY

7 THINGS YOU ARE PROBABLY DOING WRONG EVERY DAY

We’re all human, right? That means we all make mistakes – no exceptions. So it really should come as no surprise that we screw up now and again, and there are probably some things we screw up on a daily basis. Unless we know what kind of mistakes we are making all the time, it’s difficult or impossible to correct them. These common mistakes are not likely to cause great harm to you or anyone else, but as humans, we should probably always try to better ourselves, and taking care of little mistakes like these.

1.       BREATHING

Most people probably don’t give a lot of thought to breathing, after all, it’s something we don’t even have to think about – it just happens. The problem is that most of us breathe just enough to “get by,” and by changing our breathing habits we can improve our health, and probably feel better every day as well. It takes time and patience, but learning how to breathe the right way is certainly worth it. There are numerous resources on the internet and in books that can help you learn how to breathe the “right” way.

2.       TALKING

We all do it. Unless you are a language professor who puts a lot of effort into pronouncing every word correctly, there are certainly some words you don’t pronounce properly. There’s also a lot of outright misuse of words that seems to be going around these days. How many times have you used, or heard someone else use the word “literally” incorrectly? People don’t seem to realize that literally means something actually happened. That’s just one example of the many ways people can misuse a common word.

3.       POSTURE

This mistake could actually be causing people some harm over the long term. Bad posture practiced over a long period can lead to back problems. Sitting or standing the way we normally do is another thing so many of us just don’t think about, and many of us have adopted bad habits like slouching when we sit or not standing up straight. Much like breathing, it will take a bit of work to change your posture, and there is no shortage of resources on the internet that can help get you started with the right advice and tips.

4.       USING A KNIFE

Yes, there’s even a right way and a wrong way to cut something. If you’ve had training as a chef you probably know all about this already, but for most of us, we just pick up a knife and start cutting away without giving it too much thought. It might not seem all that important, but learning how to hold a knife properly could save you from a nasty cut. There are numerous tutorials and videos on the internet that will provide you with expert instruction on how to use a knife properly.

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5.       DRIVING

Here’s an exception to what was said at the opening about these mistakes not hurting anyone. As we all know, driving is a serious responsibility, and it’s way to easy for carelessness to injure or even kill someone. So many of us tend to drive on “autopilot” because it is something we do so often. Just putting effort into paying attention more while behind the wheel can make a difference that could save a life – maybe even your own.

6.       PUTTING EGGS AND DAIRY PRODUCTS IN YOUR FRIDGE DOOR SHELVES

          The door of your fridge may have an obvious spot for those cartons of milk and eggs, but storing them there can actually do more harm than good. According to a 2013 study published in Hospitality Review, the door of your fridge and its upper shelves are warmer than its lower shelves, meaning that foods prone to spoiling quickly should be placed on the bottom shelf and toward the back, where it’s cooler.

7.       BRUSHING AND FLOSSING

          How many times have you heard about how important it is to brush and floss your teeth every day? Probably too many times, right? Its one thing to brush and floss and another thing to do it right. This is another area where we tend to fall victim to habit, and since it is something so many of us do so often, we just go through the motions without much regard for how well we are doing it. Your dentist or hygienist will be quite happy to provide you with all the instructions you need on brushing and flossing the right way, and you might spend less time in the dentist’s chair as a result. That’s always a good thing!

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