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.

Why Is It So Hard To Spring Forward?

ClockWe all love the extra hour of daylight, but why is it so hard to spring forward? Hopoffthis.Com wants to give some great insight on how intense this time change can be on the body and mind.  Do we even know what daylight savings time is? Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time, “is the practice of advancing clocks during the lighter months so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in the autumn.”

According to The Huffington Post, “It’s easier to delay,” explains Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh, M.D., the medical director of the sleep disorders center at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago. “If you go to sleep at 10 p.m., you can stay up another hour and sleep at 11 p.m. But asking you to go to sleep earlier is harder, like falling asleep at 9 p.m. instead of 10 p.m.”

“The disruption to the body’s natural rhythms can be felt for days, particularly when there’s more morning darkness immediately after the start of Daylight Saving Time.Light is the primary time cue for our natural clock. When light changes, that goes out of sync with our internal clock. Hamadeh says secretion of several hormones in the early morning or early evening — like the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin — can quickly become out of sync during Daylight Saving changes.”

So with that being said, make sure the extra hour of daylight doesn’t give room for procrastination.Eat healthy and get a good nights rest through spring summer, it really does take a toll on your body. DST only last from Sunday March 9th to Sunday November 2nd so make sure you enjoy it!

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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