1. Balance a budget
1.收支平衡

In lieu of a physical accounting, you can create your own spreadsheet at home or use an app, but whatever you do, make sure you do it.
如果不手动记录,你可以在家创建自己的电子表格或使用应用程序,但不管选择哪种方式都一定要做。

2. Say “no”
2.说“不”

If you’re one of those people who automatically says “yes” when someone asks you to do something and feels guilty saying “no,” try saying “I need to think about it” instead. That will give you time to think through your schedule.
如果你是一个别人让你做什么都习惯答应,拒绝了就很内疚的人,你可以试试说“我需要考虑一下”,这能给你时间考虑一下自己的时间安排。

3. Boil an egg
3.煮一个鸡蛋

Eggs are a cheap source of quality protein, and when you boil them you add portable to their list of wonderful qualities.
鸡蛋是富含优质蛋白质的廉价食物,煮了以后还有一个好处就是方便携带。

4. Accept criticism
4.接受批评

You did something wrong? Congratulations, you’re human! If you can teach yourself to see mistakes as learning opportunities instead, it makes them so much easier to handle.
你做错事了?恭喜你,你是个正常人!如果你能教会自己把错误看作是学习机会的话,接受起来就容易得多了。

5. Understand consequences
5.知道后果

When you make a choice to do something, you are also choosing the consequence. It’s a package deal. However, you should know how to avoid making those consequences worse.
你选择做某件事时也选择了后果,它们是套餐。然而你应该知道如何避免使后果变得更糟。

6. Change a tire
6.换轮胎

You won’t need to use this skill very often but it’s well worth the time spent learning it for the handful of times you do.
这个技能不是经常能用到,但哪怕只用到几次你花点时间学习绝对是值得的。

7. Have a face-to-face conversation
7.面对面交谈

Nothing shows your interest and commitment more than simply talking with someone in person. Once the conversation is flowing, remember the golden ratio: 51 percent listening, 49 percent talking.
只是面对面聊天就比其他方式更能表示你感兴趣和投入。聊天时要记住这个黄金比例:倾听占51%,说话占49%。

8. Use your oven
8.用烤箱

Ovens are one of the best modern conveniences we have. Ovens may look intimidating with all the knobs, buttons, and timers but once you figure it all out, it will become second nature.
烤箱是我们所拥有的最好的新式设备之一,它有很多旋钮、按钮和计时器可能看起来很吓人,但一旦掌握了所有用法就会成为一种习惯。

9. Pay a bill
9.付账单

You need to read through the bill and make sure it’s correct, check your bank balance for sufficient funds, ensure you’re paying it in a timely fashion, use the correct method, and make sure they got it and applied it correctly to your account.
你要仔细阅读账单确保无误,看看银行卡的余额是不是够用,确保及时缴纳,缴纳方式要正确,还要确保已缴纳成功,账户能继续使用。

10. Do a load of laundry
10.洗一堆衣服

The importance of learning how to properly use your washer and dryer cannot be overstated.
学会正确使用洗衣机和烘干机真的是再重要不过了。

(翻译:菲菲)