Whether they're things you use every day or something you won't find you need until a decade from now, odds are you'll never regret learning certain valuable life skills — especially they only take a short time to learn and perfect. That's why it's so useful to see a viral AskReddit thread where Redditors are exchanging information on the skills they've picked up that have proved useful over the course of their lives. The best part? Each of these skills only require about five minutes of your time to pick up. I don't know about you, but I'd consider that to be time well spent.
What's more, many of these skills don't require a class, training, or specialized background to develop, making them accessible for a wide range of people. There are plenty of resources on the internet and in local community spaces that offer free or reduced rates for learning skills, ranging from First Aid to computer programming, making it even easier to expand your abilities.
In this particular thread, Redditors discuss skills you can develop from five minutes of learning. Of course, five minutes of learning might actually mean five minutes of practice a day (not five minutes flat); the skill in question might also rely on prior knowledge of another skill. Still, learning new things can feel less overwhelming when broken into manageable chunks, and five minutes seems like the perfect line.
Below, check out 12 of my favorites — and be sure to check out the full range of suggestions over at AskReddit.