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75 simple and straight forward answers to 75 problems in life

I think a lot of problems in life become real problems because we tend to overcomplicate the solution. which is kind of natural I guess, since we all have our insecurities and fears.

Sometimes it’s like, “Whaaaat? Come on relax”.

Don’t ever over think and overcomplicate. The answer is most likely under your nose and is super easy.

That’s where you take the first step and let it all flow.

75 simple and straight forward answers to 75 problems in life

1. Getting overweight– Exercise and diet

2. English isn’t great– Read.

3. I’m uncertain about some stuff– Open your mouth and ask.

4. I’m not sure if my girlfriend is unhappy with me– Ask her.

5. How do I get to this place?– Google Maps.

6. I’m feeling ill– Go see a doctor. Forget about letting it heal on its own or your supposed home-made remedies.

7. There’s nothing to watch on TV– Switch it off and do something more productive.

8. Bad grades in school– Put in extra time studying. Ask your teacher for extra help.

9. I think dieting is too hard– Start with a small change in your eating habits, like less carbs.

10. It’s hard to get over my ex- Take your time, but hurry. Open yourself and meet other people.

11. I just did something totally embarrassing! – Laugh it off.

12. Job sucks– Quit.

13. Not sure where to start… – Google

14. I find it hard to relax– Learn to meditate. Read up on binaural beats.

15. Feeling a little down– Listen to your favourite music. Sing along even.

16. Feeling totally depressed– Seek professional help.

17. I feel insulted with what he/ she said– Don’t take anything personally ever.

18. My mind is filled with uncertainties– Go for a walk. Appreciate everything around you.

19. Not sure if my crush would go out with me– Ask her.

20. I really want to buy that thing– Save up.

21. Need a new look– Get a haircut and new clothes.

22. I find that there’s nothing to look forward to– Break routine. Start simple, like a new route to work.

23. I’ve trouble sleeping at night– Melatonin pills. You can grab them off the shelf.

24. I’m wasting too much time on the internetDownload Freedom.

25. I’m feeling directionlessFind your passion.

26. I don’t have a passion– Try out all sorts of different things until something clicks.

27. I accidentally pissed someone off and now I feel bad– Apologize.

28. Hangover– Down water like a madman.

29. Worrying about what comes tomorrow– Stop it. Embrace today.

30. Feeling sad– Cry.

31. My room is always cluttered– Get rid of your crap once and all.

32. I’m afraid to die– Stop fearing. Start living.

33. I can’t see clearly– Get prescription glasses.

34. Don’t think I’m good enough– Practise.

35. I always don’t have enough money– Spend less. Save up.

36. Don’t like where I stay– Move.

37. I can’t seem to ever find love– Stop finding it. Let it find you. Meet people.

38. I’m always angry and I’m not sure why– Chill out. Breathe. Relax and reflect. Find the source.

39. Neighbourhood isn’t safe– Stop coming out at night.

40. Not sure how to start eating healthy– Add fruits to your diet.

41. Feel lethargic all day- Sleep earlier.

42. Mom is always nagging– Listen, and let it pass, cause that’s her love for you.

43. I’ve failed- Pick yourself and move on. Success never comes without failure.

44. I think everyone else is better than me- That’s something almost everyone goes through, so relax.

45. I feel taken for granted– Learn to say no.

46.Feels like there’s no progress- Keep persisting, eventually you will get there.

47. Feeling upset with what’s going on in this world– Don’t be. Focus your energy instead to make this world a better place.

48. I feel uninspired- YouTube videos of inspiring people. Read up biographies. 

49. I can’t let go of the past– Let it go.

50. These people annoy me- Avoid hanging out with them anymore.

51. Why hasn’t he/she reply? – Call.

52. Why doesn’t she/he reply or pick up my calls?– Focus on yourself. You’ve a life too.

53. Internet is down– Switch off, then switch on your router. Or g%t off your lazy ass and do something else.

54. I feel pissed with a comment on the internet– Don’t even bother. Arguing on the internet is retarded.

55. I feel unhappy– Smile.

56. I want to read, but books are too expensive– Borrow from the library.

57. Unhappy with the group’s decision– Open your mouth, voice your opinion.

58. Not sure if I can do it alone- Seek others’ advice.

59. I’m not very happy with my haircut– Wear a cap.

60. I’m always interrupted online– Close Twitter and Facebook. Check your email the next hour only.

61. I feel bored all the time– Take up something new right now, like sports or joining a club.

62. How do I make sure everyone likes me? – Don’t bother, because you can’t please everyone in life.

63. How do I make a good first impression? Be humble, and don’t judge.

64. Not sure how to start a blog- How to Start a Blog

65. I hate school– Consider not going. Or consider how it’s just a phase in your life. Get it done.

66. Worry too much– Stop it cause it doesn’t change the outcome.

67. Not sure how I can start opening up my mind– Visit a new country. Absorb culture.

68. Procrastinating way too much– Stop thinking, start doing. Take the first step. Don’t blow it out of proportion. Finish it.

69. Really angry with someone, but not sure how to deal with it– Write an angry letter and don’t send it.

70. I buy too much crap at the supermarket- Don’t shop on an empty stomach.

71. I’m always overspending– Get rid of your credit cards.

72. Not sure what’s the best way to go about life– Just be nice and help others.

73. I spend too much on online shopping– Remove credit card info from your online accounts, so there’s no way you’d simply click and buy.

74. It ain’t my fault, people and things around me bring me down- Don’t lay blame. Take full responsibility for your own actions.

75. I’m just not sure if…– Just, try.

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33 comments

  1. Jason "J-Ryze" Fonceca - July 24, 2012 8:34 am

    76. Is this post awesome? Yes.

    Reply
    • alden - July 24, 2012 5:33 pm

      Was your comment awesome? – Yes.

      Was that kind of gay? – LOL nah not really 😛

      Reply
  2. Ciara Ballintyne - July 24, 2012 9:46 am

    I’d agree with a lot of these but:

    10 and 12 – easier said than done.

    28 – I found pizza worked better.

    42 – the simpler solution is just do what the hell it is you are being asked. nagging happens when you have to be asked more than once to do something. If you didn’t do it the first time, it’s your fault she’s nagging. get off your arse and do whatever she’s asking you to do.

    63 – Not guaranteed to make a good impression with everyone, only people who like that kind of thing. Best advice for a first impression – be yourself. If they don’t like you, it wasn’t meant to be anyway.

    Reply
    • alden - July 24, 2012 5:36 pm

      Thanks Ciara! Love it when people contribute.

      28: Pizza for hangover? Never tried that before. Food works, but depends on what. I actually puked out food after a night of craziness before.

      42: True on some level, but I’ve come to believe nagging is a mom’s way for showing her love, excessive nagging that is.

      63: LOL I was thinking about be yourself, but the thing is, some people don’t know how to be themselves… get it?

      Reply
    • Dee - August 23, 2013 2:28 pm

      Yup, Ciara, you got number 42 pegged! But beyond that, in the long rum, Alden: I’m SO with YOU! Moms neg because they care. The day your mom stops nagging is the day she stops loving you – the day she DIES.
      Enjoy the nagging voice NOW; you WILL miss it later, trust me.

      Reply
    • Trish - November 20, 2014 6:21 pm

      All things codediersn, this is a first class post

      Reply
      • alden - November 21, 2014 4:15 am

        Thanks

        Reply
  3. Jamie Alexander - July 24, 2012 9:46 pm

    LOL very creative post, Alden.

    I like number 59 haha

    Reply
    • alden - July 25, 2012 7:44 am

      Thanks man! Haha well that’s the simplest solution no?

      Reply
  4. Carolyn - July 25, 2012 2:23 pm

    Some of these really made me smile. Thanks.
    But, like Claire said, some are easier said than done.
    I know someone who’d love to quit his job, but at 62, it’s not easy to find another, or an alternative income which would pay the bills.
    He deals with it by looking forward to coming home at the end of the day and chilling out exactly as he wants to.

    Reply
    • alden - July 26, 2012 6:45 am

      Hey Carolyn!

      Well, they’re still called simple and straight forward for a purpose :).

      That’s nice for your friend, that he has an outlet to chill out.

      Reply
  5. Aleksandra - July 25, 2012 8:42 pm

    Council under the number 71 is ideal for me.

    Reply
    • alden - July 26, 2012 6:46 am

      That’s cool man.

      Reply
  6. Selena - July 26, 2012 5:56 am

    This was great! I LOVE 62 because my mantra is:
    What people think about you is NONE of your business!

    Reply
    • alden - July 26, 2012 6:47 am

      Thanks Selena! LOL I always have to go back to the post to see which point someone is reffering to 😛

      Yep 62 is great! I think too many people fall under the trap that they have to please everybody in life, which in turns gives extra stress.

      Reply
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  8. Izzy - July 29, 2012 5:13 am

    Yo Alden,
    This is post is awesome. Hands down my favorite one is number 63.

    How do I make a good first impression? Be humble, and don’t judge.

    Humility is the most powerful and underrated tool in the world. When we have humility it allows us to learn from every experience, appreciate what is in front of us, and keep away from judgment. Humility also opens the door to develop gratitude for what we get.

    There is an interesting irony in humility though. I cannot work to become “the most humble person in the universe” because by the very nature of humility it isn’t about competition. It is a day by day process. Every day I have to remind myself “Izzy, take a breath, you have so much to learn, you don’t know it all… Just listen”.

    I really enjoyed this post.

    I’m hoping to start reading more of your content and get more engaged with your site. I like your authenticity man (authenticity is hard to find).

    Reply
    • alden - July 29, 2012 1:09 pm

      Thanks man!

      Oh you’ll be getting authenticity and shit from me for sure 🙂

      I like what you mean by irony in humility. Indeed. The world keeps going on and on anyway, so the best thing to do is just be positive for yourself AND those around you.

      Peace out.

      Reply
  9. Harry @ GoalsOnTrack - August 4, 2012 6:28 am

    Great post. If only everything in life has only ONE answer and nothing else!

    Reply
    • alden - August 4, 2012 11:28 am

      Haha “if only” or isn’t it so anyway? 😉

      Reply
  10. John - August 4, 2012 9:50 pm

    I love #3. Most miscommunications and misunderstanding come from misconceptions and then not asking. If we would just learn to ask; politely but to the point.

    #11: Laughing at ourselves is a sure remedy to brighten a day.

    #26: Experiencing life is getting out and doing it. Not living vicariously through others, TV and reading material.

    A lot of good ones…thanks for compiling!

    Reply
    • alden - August 10, 2012 5:53 am

      Thanks for dropping by John!

      Yeah I think if anything, most people need to learn to laugh at themselves. Life’s too short to take it too seriously anyway.

      Reply
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    • alden - February 1, 2013 6:27 am

      Twist of fate it is then!

      Reply
  12. Olango Emmanuel - April 19, 2013 11:39 am

    I love it
    oooooh my God. Thank you Alden indeed you are a blessing to me.

    Reply
  13. zeejay - September 15, 2014 9:23 am

    Hey Bro! i loved it yur post Just awesome, splendid, (y)
    Seriously Yu are So Creative, Why I not think like that LOL 😀

    Reply
    • alden - September 16, 2014 3:57 am

      Thanks dude.

      Reply
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    😀

    Who is awesome ?

    You’re AWESOME !!!

    Totally loved the pot !

    now I know how to start my day – by READING YOUR ARTICLES !

    Cheerios from India !

    Reply
  15. reetika thakur - November 24, 2014 2:57 pm

    Mind welcoming me to your FANCLUB?

    😀

    Who is awesome ?

    You’re AWESOME !!!

    Totally loved the post !

    now I know how to start my day – by READING YOUR ARTICLES !

    Cheerios from India !

    Reply
    • alden - November 25, 2014 8:03 am

      Welcomeeeeeeeeee!

      Reply
  16. Joe - April 11, 2016 1:09 am

    Needlessly oversimplified bullshit. No thanks.

    Reply
  17. Rafiya - July 21, 2016 1:48 am

    Hi.your post was really massive….bt I always struggle with priorities….what comes first….!this or that….kind of…it s really confusing

    Reply

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