I feel enlightened after reading Adam Alter's book titled "Irresistible." If you have not heard of it or read it yet, pick it up. It's all about modern day electronics and Internet devices. I learned about "nomophobia," which is the fear of not being connected to the mobile Internet. This is real, and I have felt it before. I recently turned my phone to do not disturb one night, and it is still on do not disturb.
I realized I was being haunted by me iPhone. I was going crazy and always thought I heard my phone ringing or vibrating. I was constantly on high alert, and anytime I thought I heard my phone I had to check it. I then would go on to check various other apps downloaded on my phone. Most of these are social media apps, with my favorite being Snapchat and Instagram.
Right now though, I feel disconnected and a new sense of freedom. The Internet can no longer control me. Alter's book that I previously referenced ex...
This blog exists to help young people, especially college students, deal with the forces that effect one's mental health. Transitioning out of high school can be scary, daunting and intimidating. Kids are forced to immediately start their future. Adults expect their children to know exactly what career they want to study and pursue for the remainder of their lives straight out of high school....I want to know why?
My blog exists to support young people through the challenging times of entering adulthood and finding oneself and one's motivation. College can be a mental shock to some people and coping with the challenges of college life is hard.
There is a huge demand for more mental health treatment for college students. Our society needs to wake up and learn to accept ongoing mental health treatment for individuals and realize it is necessary for some...
That's right, you read that correctly. I am calling you out on all of your excuses and asking you why? Why do you give yourself reasons to not do things. Are you just trying to make yourself feel a little better for giving up on yourself, because that is what you are doing. Yes, I am being mean...but the truth hurts.
Today, you could come up with a handful of excuses why you did not accomplish something because literally anything could happen. It's a mad world out there, the sky is the limit.
So you made up a lie to your professor to get out of an assignment... congratulations, you just got off the hook... fast forward to the future and you have gotten no where academically. Huh? Wonder why!?
Maybe instead of coming up with excuses or blaming others for your shortcomings you should get your s**t done!
The business I work for got sold last week and I decided not to interview for a more corporate and generic job position with the new company.
Am I a fool? Am I missing a huge opportunity? The new company is a billion dollar business that offers benefits and 401k to its employees. Why didn't I take the interview you ask?
I AM STRESSED OUT!
This unwarranted and unexpected change has shaken my mood up lately, and I decided I need to take some time for myself. I am a senior in college and am graduating in May with my Bachelors degree, I figure I need to focus on me and my education.
Enough about me, let's talk about what everyone can do to for themselves and their mental health. This mental health article discusses great methods people can take to comfort their minds. Article source: University of Michigan.
When people think of college they think of alcohol consumption, it seems the two go hand-in-hand. College students love to party and binge drinking is extremely frequent while at school. It may be all fun and games for some students, but harmful college-drinking is a "significant health problem," according to this college drinking article.
Drinking while attending college has become a "ritual" in America. Teens come out of high school and cannot wait to party it up at their new college or university. Alcohol consumption has become an "integral part" of students' higher education. It is so normal for college kids go out heavy drinking with their buddies 3x or more a week, and they do not think anything bad of it. Students may not realize this now, but there are terrible consequences of binge drinking. It is important for students to understand what could happen to them from heavy partying with alcohol....
Do you talk to yourself or ask a million questions in your head? This video perfectly illustrates how it feels to deal with anxiety, and the constant worrying that it can bring. Relax, breathe and understand this is just another day. YOU GOT THIS!
During college, students are figuring out how to manage their time properly and get their school assignments completed. If that means staying up until 4 o'clock in the morning, then so be it. That is how students are thinking these days, and that is the completely wrong way to manage your time.
Sleep is one of the most important things the human body needs. SUNY Geneseo posted a great digital article that discusses how college students can make the most of the sleep they do get. Students think getting 12 hours of sleep a day on the weekends will make up for the late night study jams during the week. This is false. According to this article, by SUNY Geneseo, irregular sleep patterns throughout the week can screw with your sleep cycle and actually make it more difficult to fall asleep.
Some things you can do to take get the sleep you need include the following:
1. Drink less alcohol. Yeah, it may make you pass out faster, but you will feel like crap in the m...
This video perfectly illustrates mental health issues college students are facing. It also sheds light on how to help people you think might be struggling. Instead of judging, ignoring, bullying or shaming people who are struggling, lend a helping hand!
This video is funny because it is so relevant to college life for students today. These are the problems, how you choose to handle them is your prerogative. Laugh at the humor, but think about the serious side of this video, the stress and pressure that college brings to students lives. Take care of your body by staying hydrated and getting enough sleep. Keep on keeping on and revel in your accomplishments.