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    • 4.3 • 3.3K Ratings

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Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.

Want another life hack? Try Life Kit+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks an exclusive sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/lifekit.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    How to apply the rules of improv to everyday life

    How to apply the rules of improv to everyday life

    Improv comedy is about more than making people laugh. It can help performers be more creative and self-assured — and combat anxiety, both on and off stage.

    • 22 min
    Transform the way you deal with dread

    Transform the way you deal with dread

    Worried about deadlines, errands or your holiday to-do list? Reframe your relationship with dread with these simple exercises, from drawing the things that scare you to scheduling worry time.

    • 20 min
    How much money do you need to become a parent? An episode from This Is Uncomfortable

    How much money do you need to become a parent? An episode from This Is Uncomfortable

    A couple clashes about how much money they need to save before having children. This episode is from our friends This Is Uncomfortable's podcast series on fights about money.

    • 17 min
    How to set boundaries with family

    How to set boundaries with family

    Maintaining healthy boundaries is a way of taking care of your closest relationships, but setting those boundaries can be hard. The process starts with asking yourself what you need. (This episode originally ran in January 2021.)

    • 20 min
    Make holiday travel less stressful

    Make holiday travel less stressful

    There will probably be long lines, delays and overbooked flights, says aviation journalist Benét Wilson. So take steps to prepare for these situations and make the journey a little more pleasant.

    • 12 min
    Get better at being grateful

    Get better at being grateful

    Showing appreciation can improve our mental and physical health. But we don't often express it in our daily lives. Here's how to make thankfulness a habit, from starting a gratitude journal to writing a letter to a loved one.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

please talk better ,

I like the show but…..

I can’t agree with the advice on reading the 80 chapter book that your partner wrote. Here is my better advice. Tell your partner, I am so excited about your accomplishment. and even though your book is not the genre I typically read I look forward to knowing a different side of you through reading your book.

Put the book in your car / purse and read it when you are in a waiting room or stuck in traffic. This is not a race. But it is a really big deal that you read the book or at least give it a solid effort. Imagine that your partner baked a meal and wanted to share it with you- would you completely dismiss it and say, sorry I don’t eat anything with carrots? No; you would at least take a bite. Now imagine that this meal took many years to make. Why wouldn’t you give the book a chance as a way of showing love and interest in your partner!

murflyn ,

My kind of episode

Episodes are a hit or miss:

The regret episode is my favorite one that you have ever put out. It’s so universal but most people don’t know how to tackle it, the advice and tips are practical and felt relatable.

But the boundaries one and several others I have heard can have no logical sense and the advice seems to be very self serving and self important in an self inflated way.

MKULTRA83 ,

Slavery instructions

Listen to this if you want to be a weak feeble minded, and annoying slave. Self enslavement is the worst kind. We are doomed.

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