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Dad Was Right: 3 Tips That Can Make Your Life Better

By Genevieve Cunningham

When we're young, the last thing we want to do is listen to our parents. They don't know anything, right? We've all been guilty of this sentiment before. We've rolled our eyes at their well meaning advice. We've ignored and disrespected and forgotten the information that they so willingly gave. But as we get older, we start to notice that maybe our parents knew more than we thought. Maybe their advice wasn't meant to keep us down, but rather to help us navigate life. If you've reached adulthood and you're beginning to sift through the advice you were given throughout the years, take a look at these three bits of dad's advice that he totally got right and that can totally transform your life for the better.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Hard work is essential to getting ahead in life. But your dad probably told you something about working smarter, not harder. And he was absolutely right. The best kind of hard work is the kind that taxes you mentally. It's the kind that challenges your knowledge and makes you grow as a person and as a worker. Physical labor is honest work, but over time, it will really hurt your back! If you can limit the physical labor and increase productivity without the strain on your body, you'll be better off in the long run.

Make Sure You Have Some Fun

Life is supposed to be fun. Yes, we all have to work. Yes, we all have to stress from time to time. But we're all supposed to have fun between the work. Go on trips with friends. Try experiences that scare you just a little. Tell and laugh at dad jokes. Lighten up and have some fun! This will be good for your physical health, your mental well-being, and will make life seem more positive on a daily basis. 

Go Fishing

If you live in Texas, you've definitely heard this advice from your own dad or from another father figure in your life. It's not that you actually need to catch any fish, but rather that you need to make sure you're getting some alone time. Some time to relax and unwind. Some time away from work and stress and monotony. If you're not taking the time to "go fishing," start now. Choose an activity that really speaks to you personally, and get some time to yourself to recharge your batteries. 

You don't have to listen to every piece of advice that your parents ever gave you. But some of it is good advice! It will make you better in the long run. Take these little tidbits of advice and use them to improve your health and your life, and don't forget to thank your dad for sending you in the right direction. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Brownsville, Tex.

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