Aug 18, 2015

The Social Hangover

"What really matters is what you do with what you have." -Shirley Lord


Summer. A horrid season full of parties, beaches, sun, and bounds of people seeking social time during vacation. Usually it is a time of relaxation and recharging for a coming year of school and work. But there are those of us that loath this time of social niceties. 

We live in a fast-paced world that demands we strive to have it all, and do it all. But the fact is we all have limitations. We do not have unlimited energy, nor boundless abilities. Every year we come out of summer with some serious social hangovers. Phones go untouched, nooks and crannies filled with our hobbies and books call to us at the end of the day.  

But, does it have to be this way? NO! I present to you five steps to avoid the social hangover:




Acceptance!

Until you accept that you can only be successful within your own limitations, you will keep falling to social hangovers. Stop trying to live up to others' expectations, and live well within yourself.

Repeat this with me: 
        It's okay to be introverted. 
               It's okay to need alone time. 
                      It's okay to need a break!



 Mountains are High, Valleys are Low

If you find yourself stuck in the cycle of energy ups and downs, there is something you can do!

Get to know your own rhythms. Ask questions such as:
     When do I feel peppy or tired? 
     Morning, afternoon, evening?
     When do I concentrate best?
     How many engagements can I take a week?

Keep a journal, pay attention, and soon you'll be able to portion out your energy.




Don't be a Fattie

Energy is limited, and we need to think carefully about how we use it. 

It can be hard to acknowledge that you can't do everything, but when you prioritize, you learn just what is precious to you. When those things get your energy first; when you make conscious choices; it allows us to really appreciate what we can do.


        Compromise: The Key to Life

 Do you have a big event coming up, where you know you'll have to socialize? Try not to plan anything before, or even after.

Give yourself the much needed rest, and recharge using the information you learned from step two! 

Step by Step, Choice by Choice

We, as introverts, tend to get overwhelmed at the prospect of new things. Just thinking about how much energy it will take is enough to make us run back to our novels and warm drinks. 

But, if you look at the task in parts, taking it step by step, I know you can do it! 

Let's pretend your best friend organized a party for you. ow nice. (-.-) You can't just not go, so what do you do?

Show up. Step inside, but stay towards the walls. Take breaks and go outside. Say hi. 

                           Just take it step by step;                                                                               one choice at a time.


Now it's time for you to avoid the social hangover.

Take these steps, and make an action plan.

Most importantly, be the best you that you can be. 



Feb 13, 2014

4 Tips on: Stress Management.





TESTS, TRAFFIC, DEADLINES!
It's overwhelming and stressful! But who has time to relive stress when it's
CONSTANTLY building and building! Well, we hope you do, because studies have shown that too much stress leads to (Headaches, high blood pressure,hair-loss, an upset stomach, memory-loss, disturbed sleep and increase risk for .... heart attacks).

How to know if you're stressed out!
Stress can affect your mind and body, Draining your immune system and messing with your ability to concentrate! having sore muscles, shallow breaths and increased heart rate. These are all signs of stress!

Hey we all know that you can't take fewer classes, you can quit the team or resign from your job, we get it.
But here are a few tips that will help you feel calmer inside, when your outside life gets too messy!

Feb 11, 2014

4 tips on: How to Be More Confident






"I want this."
For some people it's the easiest thing in the world to say, life is very nice for these kinds of assertive people, they usually end up with the window seats on airplanes, the last slice of pizza and the table that is not by the bathroom. 

But not everybody is naturally assertive; even if they're loud.
Saying what you want or what you

think, when you're around a lot of people can be really difficult! 

Okay well, we've got 4 quick tips on how to be more assertive

Feb 10, 2014

Valentine's Day - How to be Happy Alone








Happy single awareness day!


Don’t commiserate yourself on the annual lack of boyfriend/girlfriend, there is worse things you could be doing than weeping at photos and drunk texting your ex. 


We 'll give you 5 awesome things that don't require a special someone to make your valentine day special just for you.




Feb 8, 2014

5 tips on: How to Sleep Better.





"51 sheep ....52 sheep.....53 sheep. Ugh! Why am I still awake!
Oh well, at least it's only....2 am!!!!" 


     We've all been there! Getting quality sleep is easier said than done, so today, I am going to talk about how sleep is tied to physical and mental health. I am also going to tell you this 5 ways to get that easy refreshing sleep! that you need.