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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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,

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” 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.

The Vixenz

thevixenzHopoffthis.Com got the opportunity to meet up with The Vixenz. Talk about “hot” ladies, these woman are on fire. During their interview with @buckienaked from Hot 107.5, i got some info on The Vixenz, @sighbleu &  @dayday_Badass ! “We are new to The Vixenz, @msjeannicole started the The Vixenz. They host events, all type of positive charity work and really just wanted to redefine what a

” Vixen” is viewed as in a positive light.” Looking to join the Vixenz? Make you sure you come out tonight at 10pm-2am to Opyum Lounge dressed to impress for the open tryout! Of course DJBJ 3525 will be spinning the records and your favorite host Dr.Darrius will be in the building!

Check Out : http://www.viXenzworld.com  !

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.

Happy Birthday Lebron James

happybirthdaylebronHappy Birthday Lebron James from Hopoffthis.Com!

We all love the star basketball player and his multi-talented success. As Lebron celebrates his 29th birthday today, Instagram was one of the first social networks to show Lebron all the happy birthday love. NBA star LeBron James became both the first member of the Cavalier franchise and the youngest  basketball player to receive the Rookie of the Year Award at the age of 20, and he was also the youngest player to score 20,000 points at age 28. He led the Miami Heat to NBA championship victories in both 2012 and 2013. So clap it up today for Lebron and let him bask in his 29-year-old glory! Also, make sure you guys get your hands on the Nike Lebron 11’s that were released on Christmas, their pretty awesome!

Black Friday Deals Galore!

blackfridayHopoffthis.Com has access to Black Friday Deals Galore!!!! Now we all know turkey day is around the corner and the best shopping day of the year falls on Friday November 29th this year and we must be ready! Here are a few deals worth the wait to save the pennies in your bank:

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Hope you guys put these deals to use and there are plenty more where that came from! Enjoy all that shopping and happy holidays from Hopoffthis.com