I decided to do an experiment and make a poll to compare how many people have and haven't gotten checked for STD's since the beginning of 2018. Here are the results:
If we factor out the people who haven't had unprotected sex this year, 40 people haven't checked for STD's out of 97. Imagine being in a room of almost 100 people at one of those speed dating events and a little under half of those people haven't checked for STD's recently. That puts you at a high risk of contracting one if you decided to have unprotected sex with someone. But this is just a Twitter poll with only 125 participants. Let's get to the real stats.
People don't always apologize when they've wronged you. It might be your parents, an ex, someone who used to be a close friend, etc. You might think an apology would be the only thing to really solidify you moving forward from how someone treated you. Sure, it's nice to hear someone tell you they're sorry for their actions, especially if they mean it. But, sometimes you may never get that apology you want so badly. Here's how to accept an apology you haven't received:
So this is something that I know a lot of people are experiencing, as most of us have to work 40+ hours a week to survive. Burn out can result in depression, anxiety, fatigue and even physical illnesses. We don't feel ourselves anymore, we lose interest in things. It's like we're becoming zombies. Here are some simple things you can do to try to give you at least some relief:
Sometimes it can be difficult boosting your confidence and maintaining high self esteem. We fixate on our failures or feel like we're behind everyone else. Sometimes no matter how much you accomplish, you still feel like you're not doing enough. Here's how to give yourself a boost of esteem and become more confident:
It can be hard trying to support someone who has a mental illness. Oftentimes you may not know how to help or what to do but here are some things that you can try that can make a big difference in your life and theirs:
Bipolar is a mental disorder that results in both manic and depressive phrases that last for weeks or months at a time. It is not having quick attitude changes within seconds, like social media portrays it. For more information on symptoms visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml.
Here are some tips on how to cope with being bipolar:
So something that is happening a lot on social media is things being labeled as toxic. I'm glad we are being more aware of toxic behaviors and people but I think some people are confusing toxic behaviors with things they just don't like. Just because you don't agree with someone's actions or words doesn't always make them toxic. Toxic behaviors are harmful, not just something you disagree with.
Here is an outline of common toxic traits:
Anxiety can be a difficult thing to deal with. Sometimes it's hard to block out intrusive thoughts or stop worrying about the unknown. Sometimes there's always a feeling of panic that's hard to get rid of. Here some strategies to help you out:
Battling a mental illness is a lot like going to battle in a war. A lot of things we need to effectively win a war are the same things we need to fight mental illnesses. Here are some ways to make your battle easier:
As adults, we're always making goals and trying to get more things done. It can get hectic and overwhelming with all our obligations. Luckily, there's an outline when it comes to making smart goals and staying consistent with them: