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10 Things to Remember If You Love a Sarcastic Person

10 Things to Remember If You Love a Sarcastic Person

Believe me: if I didn’t have to shield myself with sarcasm on a daily basis, I wouldn’t. But with all the garbage going on in the world that makes not a lick of logical sense, I think my head would explode if I took it all too seriously. I’m just glad my loving wife understands that…

1. Sarcastic people are quick-witted.

Well, maybe just quicker than our targets. We immediately see the irony in a situation, and will be quick to point it out, even if we know no one else will have the slightest clue what we’re talking about. It’s kind of sadistic, but using sarcasm gives us a sense of empowerment, since we can gauge other people’s thought process based on whether or not they understood our quick jab.

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2. Be careful what you say around a sarcastic person.

I don’t mean you should be ready for someone to chime in with “That’s what she said” or anything (and if anyone does chime in with that, you have my permission to hit them). But make sure you don’t say something that you know sounds stupid and is going to open you up to immediate ridicule. It might be a quick, off-the-cuff remark, but chances are, you won’t live it down for quite some time.

3. Sarcastic people bring you up to their level.

Once you start interacting with a truly sarcastic individual, you’ll get the hang of how to converse with them, and will know what they’re thinking at all times. This is a skill a lot of people don’t have, and it ends up making them look foolish at times. So the next time you catch yourself about to say something that you know your sarcastic friend will throw back at you, thank him for giving you a one-up on everyone else!

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4. Sarcastic people are almost never serious.

I know, I know; “behind every joke, there’s some truth.” But like I said in the intro, if sarcastic people didn’t have a sense of humor, some of them would be outright suicidal. Instead of taking things to heart and dwelling on them endlessly, we take the opposite route and let things roll off our backs.

5. If a sarcastic person teases you, it means he likes you.

Just because they incessantly pick on you doesn’t mean they don’t like you. In fact, if someone acts sarcastic to your face, it almost certainly means he truly enjoys your company. My wife knows I’d never say anything rude to her and actually mean it. But just because she means the world to me doesn’t mean I’m not going to get a quick jab in here and there. I gotta keep her on her toes!

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6. If you hear a sarcastic person mumble something, don’t ask him to repeat it.

Chances are, he mumbled it for a reason. It most likely meant nothing, but he just had to say it out loud or else he’d be left stewing for the rest of the day. On the other hand, if this becomes a regular occurrence, refer to the previous entry; if he really cares about you, he’ll make fun of you right to your face!

7. When a sarcastic person doles out a compliment, he means it.

Of course, it’s obvious when this isn’t true (like when you know you’re having a bad hair day, and he says, “Nice new ‘do!'”), but true compliments from a sarcastic person should be taken to heart, even more so than from the friend who always compliments you no matter what. If you get a sarcastic person to let down his guard and get serious, even for a short moment, you know he cares deeply about you.

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8. Sarcastic people love other sarcastic people.

Whether you’d think of it as a meeting of the minds or a war of wits, when two sarcastic people interact, get ready for fireworks. Regardless of if they’re teaming up or butting heads, getting two people armed to the teeth with salty comments is sure to provide hours of entertainment for everyone else involved.

9. People use sarcasm to deal with the world.

Sarcasm really is just a defense mechanism, whether we want to admit it or not. There are definitely things beyond our control in this universe, and we simply have to accept that. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little bitter about it! Let us cope with the things we cannot change by at least making a quick comment about them. After we let off some steam, we’ll most likely move on and forget all about it.

10. Don’t get on our bad side.

Just kidding. Or maybe I’m not. You were smart enough to get this far—you figure it out!

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15 Simple Ways To Make Self Improvement That Will Change Your Life

15 Simple Ways To Make Self Improvement That Will Change Your Life

Self-improvement doesn’t have to be big mind-blowing changes; it can actually be simple steps to improve upon what you already have to get you where you want to be.  However, what you will need is consistency, determination and wiliness to try some things that will stretch and challenge you.

Rather than setting your sights way off into the future, which leaves you feeling like you’ll never make it, you can start following these simple and effective self-improvement steps today.  So if you want to make an immediate impact on your life and are willing to take action, then keep reading— you’ll going to love these!

1. Be willing to work hard.

As with anything in life, if you want something, you’ve got to work hard to get it.  This doesn’t mean you burn the candle at both ends, leaving you exhausted and leaving your personal life in ruins.  It merely means that when you want something badly enough, you’ll put in the time to get there.  Action is what’s important here and the more ‘inspired’ the action is, the better the results in the end.

2. Make sure you have friends who you can talk to.

Sharing the load is important as with any self-improvement. If you can communicate with others and get feedback on how you are doing then that’s great.  We all need ‘cheerleaders’ in our corner to keep us going when times get hard, but you also need to have people who will tell you how it is even when you don’t want to hear it.  So make sure you have a good support network around you, especially those people whose opinions you respect.

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3. Adapt to your circumstances rather than over-thinking them.

Sometimes, we can hit a hard period. Perhaps you’ve lost your job or your partner has left you.  Instead of over analyzing the situation, learn to adapt to your circumstances and accept them as they are.  It’s not about making your circumstances into some kind of a drama; remember, what you focus on expands which means you’ll get more of it.  You then don’t become your problems and you’ll feel a lot less burdened by them.

4. Ensure that you use your time wisely.

Time is of the essence, some might say; whilst others will say that time is an illusion.  One thing we do know is that you have one life on this planet, so how you use that time is of the utmost importance.  So how can you use your time wisely? Only you know how to do that, but look at how you currently spend your days: do you sit working all day, get home, eat and then sit slumped in front of the TV for the rest of the evening?  Your time on this earth is precious, so isn’t it time to make use of the time you have left? Try something new, go for a walk, learn a new language or meditate but make sure it’s something you absolutely love.

5. Always be consistent.

A wonderful way to self-improvement is to make changes to how you do things.  For example, with your friends, are you always the unreliable one who bows out of an arrangement just before it happens? Or are you someone who starts a new exercise routine and then stops doing it 3 weeks into it?  Whatever it is and whatever you do, always be consistent. When you make a commitment, stick to it. It will improve your life immeasurably you’ll feel more confident and happier with yourself, especially because you’ll know that whatever you tackle, you’ll be able to consistently do it!

6. Go and find your happy place.

No, I’m not saying “place” as in popping to your local bar or restaurant and gorging yourself on your favorite drinks or food. What I’m saying is to find out what you love to do, what makes you happy and go there.  Your happy place is a place where you find peace, where you lose yourself and feel contented.  Meditation is a great way to find your happy place; it brings you back to you and ensures that you are always living in the present moment.

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7. Make sure you embrace all your emotions.

In life you are going to find that it throws you some difficult challenges, sometimes it will bring out your fears and lead you into uncertainty, and other times it will be joyful.  It’s important to embrace all emotions that come up in your life, embrace them wholeheartedly and understand why they are there and then let them go.  Try not to dismiss or resist them because remember “what you resist, persists,” so embrace them each and every time.

8. Always be prepared to step out of your comfort zone.

The idea of stepping out of your comfort zone for some people can leave you paralyzed with fear; however for any changing in your life, your comfort zone will always have to be stepped out of.  It doesn’t have to be something big, like doing a sky-dive or something just as crazy. However, it’s worthwhile to change something that you’d once have feared, like going to the cinema on your own or eating at a sushi restaurant when the thought of trying raw fish which would normally mean you running for the hills.

So try something new—it doesn’t have to be wacky, but it has to challenge you!

9. Be on hand to help others.

Whether it’s helping a stranger on the street or a family member or a friend helping someone else either in their time of need, lending a helping hand is a wonderful and simple self-improvement to make.  Giving to others is not only beneficial to those you are helping but also to yourself; it can give you a sense of purpose, of contribution and also takes your mind of your own troubles and worries.

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10. Live in the present moment.

A wonderful self-improvement tool is to live in the present moment, to live in the now.  It is within this moment that you’ll appreciate all that you have and see the beauty in the simplest of things.  Being mindful of your current circumstances and bringing your mind back to where it belongs will bring about a happier way of life instead of constant worry or stressing about the past or future—both of which do not exist. Only the present moment exists. When you get used to living that way, you’ll never want to go back!

11. Learn something new.

There is nothing so liberating as learning something new; it can lift both your confidence and self-esteem and give you a great reason to meet new people.  If you continually top up your brain activity by learning something new all the time, you’ll feel on top of your game and want to share the knowledge you have learned. There is nothing quite so empowering as learning a new tool in life that can either improve your circle of friends or raise confidence levels—or both!

Reading is also a great way to help you learn something new:

12. Exercise daily.

This seems an obvious one, but exercise is so important not only to your health but also to your spirit.  We all know that after exercise, the world can feel a brighter and more positive place, so why don’t we do it more often?  Exercise isn’t about getting the perfect body or losing weight; it’s more about feeling good inside and out!  With a healthy body comes a healthy mind—so start something today. Even if it’s just a daily walk, it’s better than staying on that couch, again.

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13. Go to new places, travel a bit.

I’m not saying go fly off to some far away distant forgotten land—although you can if you so wish. It’s more about going to new places and experiencing life outside of your own back yard.  Too many of us stay in one place too often. We only see the same people, the same streets and do the same things each and every day.  If you want to improve your life, get out there and see the world and what it can offer.  You can start by going to a town or city you’ve never been to in your own country and checking out the architecture, the landscapes and the people.  Anything new is good, so get out there!

14. Listen to uplifting music and dance.

If there’s one thing that can really improve your life and get you excited about it, it’s listening to great uplifting music and dancing.  When was the last time you really let go?  Let it all hang loose and got into a piece of music and let yourself go?  Dancing, like exercise, makes you feel great. It releases all kinds of emotions and can make you feel unbelievably good.  Self-improvement isn’t all about the serious stuff; it can be something as simple as finding new music, music that inspires you and makes you dance and have fun!

15. Get up earlier than normal.

This is the last one, and it’s last because it’s one of those self-improvement tips that we all know is a good thing, yet we seem to avoid it at all costs!  If you think about it, the earliest part of the day is when your brain is most active because it’s been turned off for the last 7 hours or so.  So don’t you think it’s best to get all those things above done in the morning?  Things like exercise, meditation and dancing, which can all be done in the first part of the day.  Take it from me: this early morning stuff can really get your day started with a bang!

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