I saw a list over on Ask Men of “100 Tough Things Every Man Must Do,” and while some were laughable like “Don’t cheat on her,” (Really? Monogamy is tough?) others were pretty practical. A lot of these I thought were good for women to know too.
There are so many things that every girl should know how to do, and I’m not talking about painting your nails with your non-dominant hand. Although, that is really useful…
Here’s a list of 10 tough things that every girl should know how to do!
Everyone should know how to drive stick! My car is manual, and it was tough to learn but I'm so glad I did. You never know when you're going to encounter a rental car or a friend's car with a stick, so you should just know how to do it. And it's super fun! I love my car and really miss driving it now that I'm in the city.
Basic Car Maintence
Know how to check and change your oil and how to change a tire. You should know when to get your emissions test done too! Just be knowledgeable about your car!
Maybe it's because I'm from the South and grilling is like a big deal, but it's not hard! Cooking is one thing, grilling is another. Grilling is magical. If you don't know how to grill pineapple, it makes me so sad for you. You don't have to become a grill master, but learn how to light it, grill a steak (or veggies!) and how to clean it. Trust me.
Back Up Your Computer
I don't know why this is so difficult, but you should back up your comp and do it often. Get yourself an external hard drive and back up everything like once a week. My computer is set to backup automatically so I don't even have to think about it.
Dump The Jerk
If you're in a bad or toxic relationship or just dating a jerk, dump him. It's hard, but you're better off!
Learn When To Say No
Sometimes you feel pressured to say yes and give into things that you don't want to do. Saying no to your friends can be extremely tough, but if you're not comfortable then say it! Don't want to go out one weekend? Then don't. Don't want to help a friend move because you're busy? Don't. Don't want to help your crush study because he was just studying with that girl from math? Don't!
Honesty is tough because you never want to break bad news or hurt someone's feelings. But lying will only bring you trouble and make things worse. So, buck up and be honest even if it's hard to do.
Stick Up For Yourself
Don't be a pushover! Stick up for yourself when you need to and defend your own honor.
When you're with your friends or family, be present. Put down your cell phone and actually be a part of what's going on instead of uploading everything to Instagram or Twitter.
Learn How To Get Along With People You Don't Like
You're not going to like everyone, and not everyone is going to like you. That's life! But it's really important to know how to get along with people you don't like. At all stages of your life, there's going to be someone who rubs you the wrong way. It's not worth it to spend time hating that person. Learn how to be civil with each other and make life easier.
What are some things that you thing every girl should know how to do? Do you know how to do the things on this list? Tell me in the comments!