use at least three words in a text message. it’s harder to accidentally sound mean or angry when you use a few extra words. (source)so simple yet so genius! i've been making a conscious effort to employ this 'life hack,' and it has seriously improved my texting game.
how i've been upgrading my typical texts
hey --> oh hey there! ...good morning lovely!
whats up --> how's it going? ...what're you up to?
nm u --> just left work. how's life?
bye --> L8R G8R *insert alligator emoji* ...gotta run, but i'll talk to you later
k --> okay, sounds good ...okay, just let me know ...okey dokey artichokey (lol, i've never used that last one, but i might just start)