What's the best advice you're ever been given?

(351 Posts)
Flickstix Mon 21-Jan-13 21:40:52

Be it from mumsnet or real life!

whattodoo Mon 21-Jan-13 22:26:24

Never tell a man you love him unless you really can't bear not to.

Pick your battles.

Always pick fresh food from the back of the supermarket shelf.

Dancingqueen17 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:26:54

Always volunteer first, the jobs only ever get worse!

If it ain't broke, don't fix it grin

This too shall pass... it really will. Time really is a great healer. Some things/feelings never truly disappear but time helps.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 21-Jan-13 22:38:33

TalkingPeace2 Isn't it other way round? confused

BikeRunSki Mon 21-Jan-13 22:38:41

think about it for 48 hours. If it's still playing on your mind, you'll have your answer. if it's not, it was never meant to be.

From my lovely and wise uncle.

VikingLady Mon 21-Jan-13 22:39:20

Will you still care in 5 years? Then it isn't important.

Bluestocking Mon 21-Jan-13 22:40:39

If you make a mistake, tell it all, tell it early, tell it yourself. This has saved my sorry ass a couple of times at work! Takes a bit of guts to zoom into your boss's office and fess up immediately but is always better in the long run.

Sorry if you've already seen this, but I think this is awesome

http://blog.cleveland.com/pdextra/2007/09/regina_bretts_45_life_lessons.html

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 21-Jan-13 22:40:47

Never tell your children your indiscretions.

Fishandjam Mon 21-Jan-13 22:41:37

The prize for being good at digging holes is a bigger shovel.

Ragwort Mon 21-Jan-13 22:41:50

'You can't change anyone else's behaviour, you can only change your own behaviour. smile

<wish some of the posters on the relationships board would understand this sad>

ImperialBlether Mon 21-Jan-13 22:43:05

If you're a broody kind of person, the chances are you'll still be broody after having a baby, so don't rush having one.

Corygal Mon 21-Jan-13 22:43:54

Que sera sera.

When you are knackered & out of ideas, keep trying. You will surprise yourself.

recall Mon 21-Jan-13 22:46:07

If you can't get out of it, get into it.

regarding the children, I think a HV or someone once said "Just make their world a good place" and it really helped me when I was getting mixed up with stuff like naughty step, sleep problems, food issues, temper tantrums etc There is so much conflicting advice out there but if I stick by that it always works.

blue2 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:48:11

"Do as you would be done by" (Thanks, Dad)

I'd treat The Queen as I would our dustmen!

magimedi88 Mon 21-Jan-13 23:02:55

Regret is a waste of time. Move on.

What takes you ten minutes in the evening takes you half an hour i n the morning.

(The latter was from my mother & so annoyingly she was right! )

CabbageLeaves Mon 21-Jan-13 23:04:23

Nothing lasts forever (good or bad)

Absolutelylost Mon 21-Jan-13 23:59:06

'Don't fight with pigs. You'll both get dirty but the pigs like it.' Courtesy of my mum.

Naysa Tue 22-Jan-13 00:08:15

Go hard or go home.

omri Tue 22-Jan-13 00:19:33

Don't worry about something that hasn't happened.
As in, it may never happen so don't waste your time or energy worrying about it! Have to remind myself of that sometimes...

Recall- I love that- just make their world a good place- I'm going to remember that one when I'm stressing over the day to day nonsense smile

JumpHerWho Tue 22-Jan-13 00:22:59

You can't change other people but you can change your reaction to them.

I repeat this often to DH who gets road rage hmm

JumpHerWho Tue 22-Jan-13 00:23:37

Also loving 'make their world a good place' smile

ThePathanKhansWitch Tue 22-Jan-13 00:23:58

Where there's hair, there's comfort, where there's none, there' s an arguement.

lubeybooby Tue 22-Jan-13 00:27:15

This too shall pass

Never make someone a priority if they consider you merely an option

Don't sweat the small stuff (and remember, it's all small stuff)

Before you diagnose yourself with depression, make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by arseholes.

and one like JumpHerWho which was something about not being able to change a situation but you can change your reaction to it.

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