It’s 2017, You Haven’t Done A Thing Yet

It’s 2017 and you haven’t done a thing yet. What are you waiting on? A lot of people find themselves a couple of days into the new year and you’re still stuck in your previous ways. Lets try to pinpoint what’s exactly holding you  back and make a move to get you in the right direction:

  1. You’re not sure what changes you really want to make.
    • If you don’t know where you want to go, how will you get there? Take a moment to decide if you really want to make real life changes, or if your just following the phrase, ” New Year New Me.”
    • If you don’t actually have a goal, you will never achieve it. Figure it out first, then decide on your steps to success. happygirl2017
  2. You’re uninspired.
    • Take a small vacation, clear your mind.
    • How can you make a change when your vision is blurry? You may need a quick change of scenery to get those creative juices flowing.
    • Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to be open and look.
  3. You’re afraid.
    • It’s ok to be afraid of change.
    • Take a deep breath and actually understand how better your life will be once you take that first step to fulfilling your life goals. Yes, it may make you uncomfortable, but growth can not occur without hard work and sacrifice.
    • Sometimes being afraid is the fuel you need to face your fears and starting moving towards your new life.
  4. You don’t have a stong support system.
    • It’s ok to not have any support from family or friends, its your dream.
    • You have to dig deep with in yourself and support your own changes in life.
    • Gather the strength you used to come up with the changes and believe you are enough to make sure you have control over your own life and goals. It will be happynewyear2017achieved if you work hard and believe.
  5. You have set an unrealistic goal for yourself.
    • Come down a notch if  you have to with your changes, nothing happens over night.
    • You want to make sure if the goal is big, you  have little goals as well to paint the big picture in the end.
    • I want you to be human and feel accomplished when you complete a task, so take it a little easy on yourself, you’ll get there.

Hopoffthis.Com is excited for the 2017 year. We want to make sure we continue to provide great happy content to our readers and give you the push you need. We support you 100% and remember you can achieve anything you put you mind to!

 

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Enjoy your 2017!!

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The Holiday’s Will Try To Consume You This Year, Don’t Let Them!

The Holiday’s will try to consume you this year, don’t let them!  Hopoffthis.Com has the perfect game plan to make it through, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the most expensive but joyful of them all, Christmas.

First things first, Halloween is currently 10 days away. Don’t have a costume yet? No worries, The recycle method has worked for years.  Take a costume from about two years ago and switch up the make-up or a minor piece like the shoes or the head piece, works like a charm to save a few dollars. You can also find some cool costumes at Halloween Meijer’s, yes I said it, Meijer’s.HalloweenCostume They have a large selection of Halloween costumes for children and adults ranging from about $25- $60 dollars.  You can find everything from a cool batman costume to a sexy maid, pretty cool huh? Don’t forget you can still check the Spirit Halloween stores along with Party City. Both of these locations will have a wide range of Halloween costumes to fit any party attendance.

Now we move into Thanksgiving, which brings so many things to focus on, but the main is shopping and food. We always skip over the joys of thanksgiving because we are looking forward to Black Friday and racing to the finish line to get gifts for Christmas. We can really prepare for Thanksgiving by making sure you don’t over spend for the big turkey day. Make sure you speak with family and friends to find out who’s cooking what, may take some dishes out of your kitchen and you don’t have to make them. Look for deals on meat and dressing. The grocery stories will be filled with wild shoppers looking for the last can of Cranberry sauce so make sure you start your pricing and shopping early, you don’t want to get trapped in a world wind a couple of days  before to lack of preparation. If macysyou’re getting a ham from Honey Baked make sure you use the store locator and call  before you go, make sure they have everything you need before you make the trip. The cool thing about the Honey Baked Ham website is, if you sign up for their news letter your get 10% off your first purchase. You can also shop online for your thanksgiving feast, How cool is that? Once you get your turkey day set, the next big day is Black Friday. This is the day we wait for, plan for and most importantly prep for. You have to have a serious game plan when shopping on  Black Friday. Make sure you have the day off and if you don’t, make sure you check online to see if you can catch a Cyber Monday which usually occurs right after Black Friday. Having a shopping limit is important when looking for deals on Black Friday, this is the best way to try to get your Christmas shopping out the way. If you can get your list together and get what you need the top half of Thanksgiving will be filled with calm gift wrapping and warm hot chocolate instead of insane worrying about gifts and long lines.christmas

Last but not least, Christmas will be a day of family, friends food and love. Of course we love the gifts but giving to others is always the heart warming part. If you took the tips to prepare you should successfully bought a tree the day after thanksgiving and your shopping should be all set by Black Friday. Make sure you start to think about your new year resolutions right after as well. The new year always brings great new goals and habits, try making a vision board prior to the ball drop to make sure you stay focused.

I hope you enjoy these survival tips for the holiday’s, never be unprepared in the holiday department again, it’s not worth it.

 

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What Does Your Body Language Say About You?

peaceWhat does your body language say about you? It’s apart of who we are, it’s what we do without even thinking. “Body language is a kind of nonverbal communication, where thoughts, intentions, or feelings are expressed by physical behaviors, such as facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space.”  The common phrase i’m sure we have all heard, ” It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” This is a legit factor of life that can really be a great part of you, or your downfall. We all need to be more aware of how we take in information and express emotion. You can master your body language and get control over this department of unspoken emotion. Lets break down this non-verbal communication and analyze the components in detail.

Anger– Occurs when expectations are not met or goals are not obtained.

  • Neck/Face flushed red
  • Threats
    • Eye gazing for long periods of time or frowning of the face
    • Clenched fist or squints

Fear/Anxiety/Nervousness – Occurs when basic needs are compromised or challenged.

  • Fidgeting
  • Not making eye contact
  • Errors in speech
  • Sweating
  • Tension in muscles

Sadness- Occurs when the opposite of happy is presented, usually a sudden depressive state.

  • Looking down or away from others
  • Drooping of the body

Embarrassment- Occurs from transgression of values or personal guilt.

  • False smiling or grimacing
  • Flushed cheeks

Surprised -Occurs when the unexpected is presented.

  • Raised eyebrows
  • Widened Eyes
  • Open mouth

Happiness- Occurs when goals are achieved or needs are fulfilled.

  • Smiling
  • Open hands and arms
  • Smiling of the eyes

So now that we have an idea of whats going on with our gestures, let’s make a conscious decision to be more aware of our non verbal communication. Everyone has to start somewhere, this step doesn’t require words, just effort.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hopoffthis.Com is excited that october is breast cancer awareness month.  Don’t we just love the first impression of fall, seasons changing, new clothing but especially new colors. Pink is so in for the month of october, not only are we stylish but also bringing attention to an important cause, supporting breast cancer awareness. We have heard about breast cancer, seen the testimonies on television, might even have a family member who has been affected by it. When it comes to mind we ask the question, ” What is breast cancer?” Well,  According to nationalbreastcancer.org,” Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but with early detection and treatment, most people continue a normal life.”

One out of every eight women will face breast cancer in their lifetime.

 Also according to NationalBreastcancer.org: 

FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.

Be aware, regular testing and self checks are important. Pay attention to your family history, but most of all be supportive. Breast cancer can be a very life changing experience, so support and be compassionate of others this month, every donation, speech, testimony and piece of support counts.

 

Hopoffthis.Com supports breast cancer awareness.

 

 

How To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

angryemotionHere at Hopoffthis.Com we wanna give you guys some tips on how to stop absorbing other people’s emotions. Emotions can control a lot of things, like judgement and decision-making. Do you know if you’re one of the people who soak it all up?

According to themindunleashed.org, “Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions, or even how to deflect the free-floating negatives in crowds.”

Here are a few that stuck out the most:

1. Identify when you’re susceptible to other people’s emotions:

  • Being alone is the only way your can recharge your energy
  • Your careful about opening yourself to others because loss of communication feels like loss of self
  • Your feelings are hurt very easily
  • You tend to always need a way out just in case your feel uncomfortable, such as leaving early in your car from events or commitments.

2. Discover the source:

  • Ask yourself, are you feelings your own emotions or someone elses?
  • You tend to soak up energy from the enviroment or people you’ve come in contact with. Close proximity to people with negative energy can cause energy fields to overlap.

3. Make effort to distance yourself from the source:

  • Take time to feel the energy around you, what do you feel?
  • Are you comfortable in your space? If not take few feet from the negative energy and see if you feel better
  • Don’t hesitate to change seats with individuals if you feel negative energy in a public place

4. Shield yourself from negative energy:

  • Visualize a space of bright light protecting your energy
  • Think about positive things in your life that have been created
  • Look for positive people and positive energy to uplift your spirits

5. Manage your emotions with care:

  • Turn your curse of collecting negative emotions into a positive, practice setting yourself free
  • Be aware of people who have the energy to bring you down
  • Deal with others from a distance until you manage to control what energy you allow into your space

6. Create a personal space for yourself that allows emotional disengagement from the world:

  • Have an open area that allows you to collect yourself along with your thoughts
  • Enjoy time alone, think about ways to better yourself instead of looking at it as being alone
  • Practice something soothing, like reading, writing, resting and yoga

I hope these steps allow your to center yourself and stop absorbing emotions from other people. Learn to have control over your body and everything that makes you happy or sad. It is important to be in touch with yourself so you can live your life full of health and happiness.

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Case Of The Monday

madmondayWhy do people have such a bad case of the monday? Well, Hopoffthis.Com is here to give you tips on how to prepare and make your monday as pleasant as possible.

If you’re having trouble waking up this morning and finding a reason to smile you are not alone and we all go through the, ” Sunday is over Monday is here frown.”

While reading the Huffingtonpost.Com , “According to researchers, Monday mornings are so depressing that, on average, we don’t crack our first smile until 11:16 a.m., reports The Telegraph.’The study by Marmite, the British food spread, also found that half of employees will be late to work, and will only log about three-and-a-half hours of productive work time.”

So the question is how do we get out of this mental and physical hatred for monday? Don’t worry here are 7 great tips from Hopoffthis.Com to break your bad Monday habits:

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1. On friday after work, make sure you complete any task that you might need to allocate time to during your weekend. You’re still in work mode believe it or not and you will feel complete if you finish everything Friday and don’t stress about it over the weekend.

2. Take a look at your calendar over the weekend and pre-plan your activities. The way you spend your weekend can affect your monday morning. So use your time wisely.

3. Try to relax over the weekend, don’t stress your time with boat loads of activities. Friday evening, saturday and sunday are so special to people, but they forget to stop the partying for a second and take some time to enjoy the actual time off. If you feel like it passed you buy without any mental relaxation, your monday can be a disaster.

4. Think about your positive monday over the weekend. Don’t try to avoid monday mentally, because it will be coming shortly. Take the time over the weekend to think and speak positivity for the upcoming week.

5. Get some rest over the weekend its important. If you don’t sleep over the weekend, monday automatically catches the anger and frustration from a lack of sleep. Avoid this by allocating time over the weekend to really prepare your for the big monday wake up.

6. Embrace monday, Monday is your friend. Don’t be mean to your monday, it’s only the first day of the beginning of a new week. Don’t bad mouth monday, be excited for monday. It will gonna get better if you allow it to.

7. Prepare for monday on sunday. I know sunday can really be a relaxed day, but are your really relaxing productively? Make sure your monday morning clothes and schedule are in tact on sunday night. This will help your morning run smoothly, giving more room for positive energy to occur.

I hope you guys take these tips and get rid of your bad case of monday!

Remember, Hopoffthis.Com is here for you, even on Monday.

Top 5 Affordable Winter Weather Restaurants Open After 9pm

FastfoodHopoffthis.Com presents the Top 5 affordable winter weather restaurants open after 9pm.  January is here with snow and it is so cold outside, no one wants to go out into the cold weather at all! As Americans, i know we have become a little dependant on fast food, but we just have to eat! As if we don’t have enough stress working 40 or more hours a week, going to class or whatever the case may be during the day, a lot of us forget to eat. 9pm is a common hour of fast food eating, food panicking and deciding whats on the menu for the evening. Well Hopoffthis.Com is here to help you with 5 awesome winter weather restaurants that are still going after 9pm and a nice guess on how much you will likely spend!

5. Pizza Hut ($23.00)

  • Takes Orders Online
  • Store Locator
  • Open From 11am-11pm
  • Delivery

4. Qdoba- ($14.00)

  • Store Locator
  • Open From 10:30am-11pm
  • Delivery Not Available
  • Takes Orders Online

3. Little Caesars ($12.00)

  • Delivery Not Available
  • Open From 11am-10pm
  • Store Locator
  • Online Order Not Available

2. Wendy’s ($10.00)

  • Delivery Not Available
  • Open From 10am-2am
  • Store Locator
  • Drive Thru Available

1. McDonald’s ($6.00)

  • Open 24 Hours
  • Store Locator
  • Drive Thru Available
  • Online Order Not Available

The Business Of Fortune

The Business Of Fortune

fortunecookieOne random Tuesday evening, my cousin and I stopped for Thai/Chinese. The food was

pretty good actually, but as always to my surprise, along with the check came fortune

cookies. That same apprehensive, yet daunting feeling came over me. This feeling always

presents the same question: “will this fortune actually make sense?” After my cousin

cracked open her cookie and read her fortune to herself, I opened and read mine. It

read: “It is time to finish some unfinished business.” “Thank GOD I didn’t get one of those

stupid ‘treat the present like a gift’ type fortunes!” I thought. Now, as customary with any

message of fait brought to you; it’s arbitrary in that you can interpret and connect it with

anything you want. So, safe to say, this fortune made the most sense in connection with my

ex and how over him I wasn’t. I started…but I didn’t complete the process.

My uncle, who was also at the table opened up his own fortune cookie only to find that his

was empty. Outraged, we called upon our waiter to bring him another. Instead of just one,

our waiter gave us many and placed them in a bag along with our leftovers.

It wasn’t until much later, somewhere around 2 a.m., that I discovered the new set of

fortunes, I mean cookies. While my Pad Thai was reheating in the microwave, I cracked

open a new cookie. Now, I have a strange way of thinking: if you open one fortune cookie,

that’s the fortune you have to keep. The second one doesn’t count. That is, unless you’re me

this particular night and you get the exact same fortune twice. Yes, my eyes scanned “It is

time to finish some unfinished business,” once more. I shrieked, “woah!” But, then I started

to think, “why on earth would I get this fortune twice? I got the hint! I’m going to reach out

to him!”

I didn’t really hit me until two days later –after endless mock speeches and looking

back in my mental archives of past speeches to him– that I was indeed repeating myself

and any hope of actually getting through to him would have required rebirth in another

world. I would have to literally not be myself at all. “WE ARE JUST NOT SUPPOSED TO BE;

INCOMPATIBLE WE ARE!”

“So,” I thought. “It’s been three years since we first broke up, and 10 months since our

second break up, and yet I’m still trying to convince him of my undying affection…what’s

wrong here?” Then, after I took Beyoncé’s “Why don’t you love me” off repeat, I realized

that I, being a person of sound mind must have, at some point, been in the process of

getting over him. Perhaps I got two of the same fortune for each time we broke-up and

abandoned my efforts of moving-on go to try and bring him back into my world. And this

was either a reiteration that we needed to have yet another talk to rekindle the real, end-
all be-all truth that we could make it work, or the two fortunes were a double negative. The

unfinished business wasn’t starting again, but ending the end.

In life we are constantly confronted with the same situation because we haven’t done the

one thing we never though we needed to. In my case, I collectively viewed our moments of

reconnection as a sign of inseparability. When, in fact, it was sign that I should be able to

see him and not see yesterday. Business finished. Lights out.

Written By: Charles Ellis

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Are Your 2015 New Year Resolutions Cliche?

Happy New Year From Hopoffthis.Com! But, are your 2015 New Year Resolutions cliché? When you hear the word ” Cliche” 9 times out of ten people never want to put themselves in that category, but trust and believe its possible.  Just so we’re all on the same page here,

2015 new year

” Cliche- a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.”

So, are you already questioning what you’ve promised to change or improve for the new year?

Let’s go over a few that are highly overused and abused new year resolutions.

1. I will work out/ lose weight.

Make sure your actually trying to lose weight, not mentally preparing to say it again in 2016. Are you going to change your eating habits? What about this phrase excites you to get up and do something for yourself?

2. I’m going to travel the world this year.

Traveling is so expensive, including passports, tickets, and anything else you need to do it. Has this been your go to phrase? When is the last time you’ve even been 5 hours away from home. If your going to travel, it’s ok to start small and progress.

3. I wanna change the way I dress!

You could have done that yesterday. Fashion does not mean empty your pockets for the most expensive thing you can find. People use this as a new years resolution to feel better. You are dressing the way you want, right now. Why wait till the new year, to only dress the same in 2 days? Go thrifting, actually go purchase something you would never wear and try it out.

4. I’m cutting the drama out of my life this year.

Stop right there. Even mentioning this out loud means you are full of drama yourself. At any point in time you have the power to change what you allow. Here you are again stating what you’re gonna do this year with certain people. You will have this same conversation, in 2016, with the same people if you wait on a new year to change these habits.

Bottom line people, change doesn’t start because of a new year. Do what you love, embrace your faults and work towards positivity and changing them. You don’t have to feel empty because you didn’t run on the treadmill the first of the year. It’s OK. Pick a day to start and just go. Your results will give you satisfaction in the end but you actually have to start somewhere.

I hope you guys have a wonderful beginning, even if you don’t start today.

Come back to Hopoffthis.Com, we have a new years resolution to stick to this year as well!!

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Happy 2015.