Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain

Emma prefers to share her thoughts with a microphone rather than a physical human being, so thank god she has a podcast. Recorded from the comfort of her bed, Emma talks at length about whatever is on her mind every week. Anything really does go on this podcast. Sometimes philosophy, sometimes a random story from 10 years ago, sometimes advice, and sometimes nothing at all. You never know what you are going to get, but that’s what keeps it interesting. New episodes every Thursday.

advice session #1

advice session #1

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:00

One of Emma’s favorite things to do is give advice, so she’s dedicating the full episode to it based off your questions. From how to deal with crappy friendships, to food and fitness, to getting ghosted (it’s happened to all of us) and how to not be cringy when talking to someone you like. Emma is dishing on everything, nothing is off limits. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Let me tell you what I've been up to. So the last few days I've been moving, OK? Moving from one place to another, I left my old apartment. So for all of you guys who know what my old apartment looks like, you're never seeing it again. And neither am I. I'm out. I'm out of that *****. So. I'm moving into my new place and. Just for some context. As to what I've been doing, I spent 7 hours in my closet yesterday organizing it. It is done. Pretty much. But I spent 7 hours in my closet and the reason why moving is hard for me is because. Organizing is something I'm very specific about, and so I've been spending like. In extra like double the amount of time I normally would. Making sure that everything's organized properly, like I will rearrange things seven times before I'm satisfied, and that is why. I make my own life living hell, but. We're actually getting closer. I think we might finish the move today. Like we might be all packed. Not packed. We might all **** we might be all unpacked by the end of today. So praying for that. I still need to buy different furniture, like somethings need to be replaced and there's definitely a lot of work still to be done, but for now. All of my things being unpacked is. Job number one. So that's what I've been doing, but let's get. Right into our podcast episode today, which is a new segment I'm trying to start over here. So basically. I've always wanted to. Have a segment. In something, whether it's my YouTube channel or my podcast or whatever, where I give advice because I love giving advice, I beg people to let me give them advice like. I think I benefit more from giving advice than people do. Receiving it, probably. I'll literally meet a stranger and be like, so what's going on in your life? Like, do you need any? Do you what? Do you what? Do you want to talk about things? Because I think it makes me feel good, because I know how good talking about things feels. You know what I mean? And I know that a lot of people aren't given the opportunity to talk about, you know, what's bothering them or what they need advice on. And so a lot of people are just left kind of. Bottling things right and. Not addressing what's bothering them. And I think that letting all those things go is just so important to living a good life and a happy life. And I think that. Hearing other people's perspectives is even more useful. And I know for me, getting advice from the people in my life that I care about has, like completely shaped me as a human being. I wouldn't be who I was without it, you know what I mean? And so my hope here is that I can almost be like your big sister because I've never been a sibling. I'm an only child. I never had younger siblings. I wish I had almost just so I could give them. Advice. But basically every few weeks I'm gonna have you guys tell me what you need advice on, and then I'm going to give you guys advice on that topic. Because honestly, if one person needs advice on something, chances are another 100 people need advice on that. Or even a few thousand, or even a few million. So like whoever ends up listening to this, hopefully some of these things apply to you. Or if you ended up asking me. On Twitter a question or ask for some advice. Then you might be getting some direct. This might be a direct conversation between me and you, and that would be really dope. So. Hopefully I explained that properly. I'm only going to do this every few weeks or months. Probably just as like a little series extra added little moment. Well, it's not added. It's going to be a part of my regular, regular dude. I can't talk today. I just cannot talk today because I'm so tired from being in my closet for six hours yesterday that my brain is not functioning properly and my voice is like, shaky. This will be a part of my regularly scheduled programming, OK, but it'll just be. Spontaneously whenever I feel like. I want a more deep. Personal conversation with you guys, we could do a little advice column. Advice column I'm can't talk still. I just need to move on, get into the episode. All right, first thing somebody needed advice on. How do you deal with anxiety and how do you know when you're going to have an anxiety attack or feel anxious? Anxiety is a tough one for me because I'm still truly trying to figure out. How to stop it while it's ahead type of thing? You know, I tend to get really anxious about my parents. And their well-being, that tends to be my biggest form of anxiety. Like I I just worry about them a lot. I think it's because I don't live at home, I don't see them every day, so. You know, if I haven't talked to my parents in like a day and then I call them and they don't answer, that will spiral me into a panic attack or an anxiety attack or something of those sorts because I'll be like, Oh my God, what happened to them? And then the whole time I'm waiting for them to call me back. I'm freaking the **** out. And I'm getting better about it because I've realized that every single time I've had a panic attack or had an anxiety attack about that specific thing. It's always ended up being OK. They've always ended up calling me back like an hour later and everything was fine and all my anxiety, all of my anxiety was for nothing and that's always how it's gone. Right. And so I think that a big part of learning how to deal with your anxiety is kind of. Learning from your past with anxiety and whenever you start to feel yourself getting anxious, remind yourself, hey, this has happened before. This has happened before. Tell yourself this has happened before. And what happened last time? You know what happened last time everything was OK. Everything was OK last time. Everything's going to be OK this time. And you have to remind yourself how irrational it is. Your fear is completely irrational, right? There's no reason for you to believe what you're believing or what you're having you know anxiety about. Like, if you feel like your schedule is too overloaded and there's no way you can finish it all, remind yourself you've finished it all before you've gotten it all done. Before and worse comes to worse, let's say you don't finish all of the work you have to finish. That's OK. What's the worst that could happen? You're not gonna die if you don't finish your homework, or you're not gonna die if you know you need an extension on a work project that you, you know need to finish. You're not going to die. You're going to be OK. You're going to live through it and you can explain. Everything could be fixed through communication with anxiety. Majority of the things I get anxiety about are things that I could have an easy conversation about and it would all be fine. For example, let's say you're going through a tough time and you can't finish a school project. You can't finish it. It's like you need to go to bed like you're just you're breaking down. It's over. You can't work on it anymore, but it's due tomorrow. You can't wake up early in the morning because it's already 4:00 AM. This is happened to me. You e-mail your teacher and you say listen. I've done everything I can to finish this project and I can't do it. Is there any way we can have an extension? I can have extension on this project blah blah blah, you know, no matter what your teacher says. Your anxiety is immediately going to half in its severity once you communicate with the person that it's directly related to, and that's because. I think. Anxiety forms. When there's like an element of mystery. And once you kind of squash that mystery a little bit, whether that's, you know, communicating with your teacher, communicating with your boss, communicating with a friend, communicating with your parents, then all of your anxiety mainly, I mean, a lot of it, for me anyway, will go away when it's about a specific thing, right? Because then the mystery is gone. There's communication in place and you can kind of move forward and work accordingly to. You know what you need to do to fix it when it comes to like friends, like, let's say, you feel like. You know you're fighting. Let's say you're fighting with your friend and you're, like, worried about the status of your friendship with said person. Communicate with them. Be like listen. Because I've gotten really bad anxiety about friendships and stuff. Communication with friendships is so important. Call up your friend, text your friend, even, and be like, yo, I'm feeling really uncomfortable with how our friendship is right now. I just feel like we're not on a solid ground here and I care about you a lot, and I don't know if I did something or even I'm angry about at you about something that you did. Let's work this out so we can move forward because it's causing me a lot of anxiety and upset and I don't like being in this place and I know that you probably don't either, so let's just work through this **** you know? And I know for me that's always solved my friendship related anxiety. Instantly and you know, but then we have the people and me who just kind of deal with anxiety that we can't explain where. It's just like, why am I ******* anxious right now? I'm doing nothing. I'm laying in bed and I just feel this tight feeling in my chest and it won't go away. The way I deal with that is. A few things I really like organizing when I'm anxious. I think actually moving right now has really showed me how therapeutic organizing is for me. Was organizing my closet for 7 1/2 hours every time I say the number gets larger. Last time I said 6 1/2 and now it's 7 1/2. But just let me exaggerate. It's fun for me. Was organizing my closet for 8 1/2 hours. Was it kind of stressful? Yes, it was. But it was stressful in like a kind of mundane way. Like, very just chill. It was like, OK, yeah, it's stressful to organize my closet, but this isn't life threatening, OK? So like, I can deal with it. And it really took my mind off of everything going on in my life. I literally did not think about anybody else. I didn't think about anything. I didn't go on my phone. All I did was organize my closet for 7 1/2 hours and I'm not even kidding you. When I went to sleep last night, I. Was an anxious. I always am anxious before I go to bed. I went to sleep immediately. I didn't have any thoughts in my head. I feel like it cleared my mind in a way that like nothing else does for me. So cleaning and organizing and even doing a big project like redoing your whole closet or like doing a really big R piece. Just giving yourself a task where you won't be tempted to look up at your phone, do **** like that. That's huge. That will really help when you have an anxiety. Moment. Or even a panic attack? That's kind of unexplainable. I think that putting yourself to work really, really helps, and my dad always told me that. But just recently, I think I've found truly how useful that is. She also mentioned that she wanted to know kind of how to know when you're gonna have an anxiety attack or feel anxious or maybe even get a panic attack. I think it's a little bit different for everybody, but for me, I start to feel my chest getting really tight and so when I breathe like. My chest is actually a little tight right now. I am a little bit anxious right now to be honest, but not like bad, just a tiny bit. You know if you take a deep breath in and out and if your chest feels tight. That can mean that anxiety or panic attack or something is coming. That's usually how I can tell for me. Also, I've noticed I'll be moving really fast. Like I'll be like going on my phone and then turning it off and then going and doing something and then coming back and then turning my phone on and then going and getting water and then coming back. Like I'm just doing a bunch of **** that I don't need to be doing. I've noticed I subconsciously start doing **** like that when I'm getting really anxious. Also, I notice I start calling my parents a lot. Like I'll like call my parents. And I'll talk to them about something and then I'll hang up and then like 15 minutes later, I'll call them again and I'll just start, like, doing weird **** like that. And then I kind of know I'm like, girl, you're kind of going down a weird path right now. You maybe need to. ******* light some candles and get the damn bath or something, like or organize your stupid closet, like just because you're it's coming, you know? So that's usually how I can tell that it's coming. But I know some people have other types of reactions, but those are mine. Clothes are one of the many ways that we express ourselves and we're constantly switching up our wardrobes. To reflect our interests and styles. But one thing that is a little bit more difficult to switch up is our glasses. Until now, because now with pair eyewear. You can have a different frame every day, OK? With pair eyewear, you start with a chic pair of glasses, right? That look great just by themselves, but they have a special secret. Which is that they have at little. Magnet inside so you can snap on. A cool frame on top of your existing glasses. I got the crystal clear Reese base frame which is just a really chic pair of all clear glasses. 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Having good friends is so important and having a support system is so important. But there are certain times in your life where you don't have a choice. You know your friends suck and that's it. There's just sometimes in your life when. The people around you are just not doing it for you. And as ****** as it is, sometimes there's nothing you can do about it immediately. You know what I mean? And I think a big thing to do right now is instead of focusing on making new friends. This is a great time for you to distance yourself from people and kind of have a moment of isolation, right? Take some weekends to yourself. You know, eat lunch with your friends at school, but then when you go home, don't hang out with them after school. Maybe do group projects at school with somebody else. Just distance yourself from your friends for now and spend a lot of time with yourself and figuring out what you're passionate about. Force yourself to be bored right now. If all of your friends suck and you don't want to hang out with them, don't hang out with them. Say you're busy and stay home even if you have nothing else to do and make yourself bored. Because whenever you force yourself to be bored, you end up finding a new passion or finding something new that you like to do that you wouldn't have found otherwise. That's going to make you a better friend once you're ready to have. Friends again, whether it's those friends or it's new friends. Take this time to re to really put some love and time and energy into your personality and who you are, and take this time to connect with what you. Who you want yourself to be for one, and who you want to be surrounded around as well. So like. Figure out what you do. Wanna waste your time with it? What you don't wanna waste your time with. Not that like having good friends is wasting your time. But I mean, you know, right now I've really great friends that I love. I have a solid four of them. I would say maybe 5 and. You know, obviously sometimes I'll hang out with them and, like, not organize my closet, for example. Sometimes I'll hang out with my friends instead of like, you know, doing things that I should be doing, like ******* emails or something. Sometimes I'll be like, you know what? I need a break. I'm going to hang out with my friends. Some people would consider that a waste of time for me. I think it makes me a better person because if I'm at least my the place in my life right now, because my friends are good people. And so they uplift me and they like. Give me new perspectives in life, whereas like when you have ****** friends, it doesn't. Uplift you at all, it's just actually a waste of time, if that makes sense, whereas hanging out with people that. You care about and that like. Are good people. That's never a waste of time, although in some people's definition it might be, but not in mine. So anyway, I don't know where that why I went into that little tangent, because that didn't really make any sense. But yeah, moral the damn story is take some time to yourself, figure out who you are, figure out what kind of people you want to be surrounded by, and then go back into the world a little bit and just start talking to new people. Maybe get like if you're old enough. I know a lot of people get jobs. That like allowed to meet new people like I applied for a job. At a pressed juice place a few years ago because I was ******* lonely and I wanted to make new friends. And so I applied for the job at the press juice place so that I could become friends with other employees there and that could give me another place to find people that I connect with, even going to like the gym or doing workout classes. I've made a lot of cool friends through that, so if the people at school or wherever your main place of social. Interaction is doesn't have cool people. Try to find new places where you can meet people you know. And just go from there. But I think direct instant thing that you should be doing first thing you should be doing is forcing yourself to be bored, if that makes sense. Moving on, how do you handle being ghosted? Especially if the other person made it clear that they liked you for a long time? Like ***** what the ****? Yo, **** this ****. That sucks. I dude. OK, let's get into it. This is the ******* worst because and I've learned now to not get my hopes up when I'm talking to somebody. Because I just never know. You know what I mean? You just never know. You never know when you might get ghosted, right? Or if somebody might do a little 180 on you and be like, actually I don't like you anymore, I did, but now I don't. That's almost worse than being broken up with sometimes when you're like, so excited to start this new thing maybe with somebody and then like. You're almost there. And then they're like, never mind. I don't actually **** with you like that. And then you're like, oh ****. That sucks. It's almost like a breakup in a weird way. I don't know if I'm like. Being too crazy here, but if you really like somebody and they really like you and they let you know that they like you, and then they end up just kind of turning around on you like that, it's almost like a breakup and it ******* sucks. But here is what I've learned. I've learned that. Once the damage is done, and once you already like this person, you're ******. Kind of. It's going to be painful regardless. All you can do is just remember that. This wasn't meant to be. And some other person's going to come along that's a lot better, and that actually deserves you, because anybody who ******* is throwing your feelings around like that. Is just not worthy of you in any way. Like, you should be talking to somebody who respects your feelings and respects the fact that you have feelings for them and is sensitive to that. And if they end up not wanting to reciprocate those feelings, they handle that in a way where everybody's happy. They're not just ghosting you and being an ******* right? Maybe they're like. Hey, I'm sorry. I know that, you know, we have been talking for a while, but like, I just, I'm not in a place for a relationship. And like, I don't really wanna take this any further because I don't wanna lead you on and I really care about you. And I think you're really great. Let's still be homies. That's great. Because, you know what? If somebody changes their mind, it's still hard for them too, right? And communicating that is brave. So, like, as long as they're polite and kind and they still want to be friends and they're like cool about it. Then that's great, but it's when somebody goes your *** where we need to. I'm about to throw hands for you, #1 ghost them back. OK? If they ghost you, don't ******* go back to them. Don't be like, if they start ghosting you, don't be like, hey, how have you been? Have you been? No, **** that. **** that if they're ghosting you and you are fully aware of it. And it's not like, oh, they're busy at their ******* moms ranch in Idaho and they have no connection, like, if they're just actually ghosting you. Absolutely. Give them no more time of day and if they ever come back, don't respond. I might be a little bit harsher, but if they'll do once, they'll do it again, and you can't ******* trust someone like that. If they're just wishy washy. They're they're in and they're out, you know, they're hot and they're cold. As ******* Katy Perry would say. Don't mess with that because it's a red flag and you should know from then on that they're bad news, OK? But now let's talk about some things you can do before you like somebody if you just start talking to somebody. Right. If you just start talking, like you just start talking to somebody and you don't know if you like them yet, but you're scared of like kind of catching feelings because you're like, **** I don't know. If they're gonna end up just ghosting me, or if we're gonna end up having something, how do you prevent getting upset when you get ghosted? Because there's always a potential, right? Here's what I do. Number one. I let the other person do most of the talking when it comes to like like. Not like most of the talking, but I'm careful about the amount of effort I've put in, right? When it comes to like conversations, not because I don't want to have a conversation, but because I'm scared of getting attached. Because I'm somebody who's very, like, I get very attached to people from conversation more than anything else. Like, let's say I'm talking to a dude, I can think that he's cute, but if we have a really good conversation, that's when I get a little bit messed up, right? Because that's when I actually, like, kind of catch feelings for a person, in a sense. So I'll try to be careful about. You know, I'm not gonna, like, go to this dude that I just started talking to and be like, hey, like, listen to this **** that happened to me today. Like, I'm so upset. Like, you know my mom. And I have been trying to organize like our movers like lost all of our. Close. I'm coming up with a random scenario. I'm not gonna go to this new person that I just started talking to you and start venting to them and start making them one of my first people that I go to when I have a problem. Like, you know the first people you go to when you have a problem, like, you're like, immediately. Oh my God, I need to text my friend, right? Like or, Oh my God. I need to text in the group chat. Like, I have a group chat with my friend Olivia and Amanda, and every time something crazy happens, I go to that group chat and I send it to them. I send my problem to them. Don't make this new person that you're talking to. That person, because I've noticed that that makes it hurt so much worse. When they ghost you, right? Make sure you have a solid foundation with that person before you start really bringing them into your life, into that way where they know about your day-to-day life and they know intimate details about your life and ****. Because it hurts a lot worse when you get ghosted, when you feel like you've opened up to them in this way. I'm not saying opening up to new people. Is a bad thing. I think it's great. But if you see potential, if you're like, I might like this person down the line, save it. Save it for when you guys are dating, even, and you can actually tell them about this stuff in a safe place where you aren't opening up with the risk of getting hurt. I don't know if that's good advice, but it's worked for me because I feel like it kind of keeps me one foot foot in, one foot out, so that if this person decides that they're not into me anymore or they like whatever, I'm not going to get ****** over. I'm going to wait until I have a solid situation. Under my feet before I open up to said person. To the extent that I want to, but also Long story short, if some dude goes, you **** him. Or girl, if anybody goes, you **** em. We're talking about Macy's again. My favorite one stop shop in such a beloved friend to anything goes. Macy's is the best because it really has something for everyone in every occasion. Whether it's clothes, HomeGoods, cooking Ware, whatever it may be, Macy's has something for you in the spirit of everybody having their own individual Macy's shopping experience. 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I can guarantee you that the next question is so good because I literally used to do this all the time and it's just so something I've dealt with so I'm so excited. Next one, I would like advice on how to deal with wanting to please others all the time. Basically, how to not be a ******* people pleaser. Hi, I am the CEO of the ******* company, OK? I have been a slave to wanting to please others. For as long as I can remember, I mean seriously, I've always been a people pleaser. Don't know why I came out of the womb like this, but I did. It's funny because I'm like a stubborn people pleaser. Like, I'm a people pleaser, but then at the same time I'm like kind of stubborn. So I don't know how those two personality traits mix. And I'm also opinionated. I'm very opinionated, but like privately, I think that that's what it is. I'm kind of stubborn and opinionated privately, like with my family and within myself. But when it comes to, like, my outward personality, I'm very much a people pleaser and I'm not opinionated at all, and I'm not stubborn at all. Like, OK, for example, let me give you an example. I'm a vegetarian. Let's say somebody wants to go get *******. They want to go to a steakhouse where there's no vegetarian options and they're like, I really want to eat here. Where do you want to eat? I would be like, that's fine, even though I know that I can't eat there. Like there's nothing I can eat there. I could maybe get a side of ******* Brussels sprouts and like, a side of potatoes and then starve. I will still be like, no, that's cool. Because I don't like to cause conflict. I like the path of least resistance. I just like everybody to be happy, and I just like to have fun. And I just like everything to be easy, right? I hate conflict. Because it gets in the way of the laughs, it gets in the way of the actual fun times of being with other people. So I just try. To keep everybody around me happy, because then in turn that makes me happy because when people get into a ****** mood or whatever, that dampers my mood because I'm very sensitive to other people's energy and ****. Like, if somebody's in a bad mood, I'm in a bad mood. It's just how it goes. I'm really bad at being resilient to that. I like, absorb other people's energy and I'm very, like, empathetic. I want to, like, fix their problem, even if I don't even have the mental resources to do so. Like, that's will be my number one priority is making them feel better. Before we can continue hanging out or whatever. And so I've noticed that being a people pleaser keeps the morale around me better. But The thing is, is that it sometimes can harm me. It it it's like it's not fair to myself. To, like, not speak up. You know what I'm saying? When, like, I don't want to do something or I don't like something and it's taken me so ******* long. To like finally. Come out of my shell with that. I think part of being a people pleaser is partially being a little bit insecure about your relationship with the people around you. I think that if you feel like your relationship with somebody is on thin ice, or you feel like they could ditch you at any day then you're going to you're more likely to be a people pleaser. I found that if you feel like somebody doesn't truly. Care about you unconditionally. You're probably just going to want to please them as much as possible, because then. They they they won't have a reason to ditch you, right? I think that those two things have a huge connection. I'm not a people pleaser anymore because I've found a solid group of friends. That I know wouldn't just ******* get up and leave me because I didn't want to go rock climbing with them, you know what I mean? Like I found a group of friends that I trust. To be loyal to me and vice versa. They trust me to be loyal to them and like none of us will just walk up, get up, and leave our friendship just because we maybe have a conflict of interest. And that's kind of helped me stop being a people pleaser. I also had a few friends in my life that used to be like. Can you ******* not just say yes to everything? Can you just not ******* say yes to everything? And I was always like, I don't know how else to live. Like that's the only way I know how to live. But those comments stuck with me, you know, throughout my life. And then. Just recently I've kind of been able to realize like. I don't need to be pleasing everyone else. If I don't want to do something, I'm not going to do it. If I don't want to eat at the steakhouse with my friends because there's nothing for me to eat, I'm like, let's eat here. I don't want to eat there because I can't eat anything or I'll be like, you know, it's cool you guys can eat there, but I can't eat there. So I'm not going, like, I'll just be like straight up and not waste my time with ****. And you know what? I feel like? It's not only made my friendship stronger, but it's also, like, made me happier. So it's really a win win. My advice for you if you're a people pleaser. Is just. It's a little bit uncomfortable at first, but every time that you see yourself kind of putting yourself out in a sense, right? Like doing something that inconveniences you, that you don't want to do just to please somebody else. Find a kind way in your mind. Privately find a way in the moment. To kind of let this person know that you don't want to do it, or you aren't interested or you don't like the idea or whatever in a way that's super polite but also proposes another idea, because then you don't feel as bad about just shutting an idea down and being negative and bumming the other person out. You're just kind of adding on to the idea. So if somebody's like, hey, I thought it would be really cool if we if we went to this coffee shop after school, but deep down you're like. I really hate that coffee shop. I don't want to go there. You'd be like, OK, dude, I'm so down to get coffee, but we should try this other place. Boom. Now you got what you wanted in a sense, or even, and then maybe they aren't down for it. Then you go back and forth, whatever. But like, you know, at least you stood up for yourself and you got to like, put your two cents in or let's say you're working on a project with somebody and they're like, hey, I really want to make the background blue. And you're like, I don't think blue would look good for this color background on this presentation. Be like. I really like blue, but I really think that. Having a yellow background would really, you know, make the colors pop in this PowerPoint. The other person is probably like, OK, that's fine, cool, we'll do yellow. They're probably not gonna ******* care, but it's hard to stand up for yourself like that. And that can stand. That works for so many other things, so many more things in your life. You know what I mean? Not just those small kind of inconsequential events like. Those kind of strategies work for anything. It's just like muscle memory. You just have to keep trying to not say yes to everything and then it becomes a habit. It's almost like biting your nails. You just have to get yourself out of it. OK, so I've told you guys about circle before, right? Spelled CIRKUL. Circle was created for people like me, OK, who don't drink enough water every day circles basically this water bottle with over 40 flavor cartridges that makes drinking water way more tasty. The flavors cover all the bases. They have fruit, punches, iced teas. Some even have caffeine or electrolytes, but there's no sugar, there's no calories, and there's no artificial flavors. My favorite flavor is strawberry Kiwi. 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Journey that I'm not totally sure I'm ever going to fully figure out. And that's OK, because I. We'll just continue to work on it. But I feel like I've actually gotten a lot better recently, like within the past few months. And so I'd like to share those things. So. I can't speak for other people, I can't speak for what's worked for other people, and I'm just going to speak for what's worked for me. I can't promise that this is going to work for you. But I think that the main issue I've had with my body is when I feel like I'm neglecting it. When I feel like I'm neglecting it. That's what makes me feel the most self-conscious, the most insecure, the most kind of like not satisfied with how I look. Is when I feel like I'm not taking care of it. I think the worst thing that you can do when you're feeling unhappy with how you look. Is just sit there and be upset about it, right? Because that doesn't get you anywhere. And I know a lot of people will say, you know, just stare in the mirror mirror and tell yourself you're beautiful 10 times. It just that doesn't ******* work. I'm sorry. It just doesn't ******* work. And I'm not. I mean, I wish it did. I wish it did, but that has never worked for me and I hope maybe it will work for one of you. So maybe try that out and, you know, maybe there's a meditation you can do. I just have never *******. That's never worked for me and I kind of think that that's all. Just. **** for people to say, it's like a quick Band-Aid fix. Just tell yourself you're beautiful in the mirror and then soon it'll be true. I've just never seen that work for me. What I have always done is when I start to feel really bad about myself. I will put extra effort. I'll take the energy, right, I'll take the energy. That I was putting towards the hatred of my body and how it looked. And I'll put it into you. Making myself as healthy as I possibly can, OK? Now, there is a fine line here. There's a fine line here. Because there's a fine line between making sure that you're being. Healthy and overcorrecting, right? So. I'll explain that. And I'm not a ******* nutritionist. I'm not a health specialist. But just based off all of the research I've done and my experience, there's. A very fine line here, right? You don't want to. Make your entire focus in life. Working out, eating healthy, taking vitamins, doing research on health. You don't want to make that your number one priority. It it it can't run your life. Don't. You can't let it run your life, right? It has to be something that's very secondary to your life because it's very easy to become obsessed with it. But you have to do everything in your power not to become obsessed with it. The thing that I've done that has helped me is, to the best of my ability, do my research on how to have a healthy body so that, like, it's not about how I look in the mirror either. It's about like. Living a healthy life so that I can live a long life, right? Not only for my ******* children, for my grandchildren, for my parents. That will be, you know, alive when I'm alive. I you know, it's not just about how you look in the mirror, I think taking care of your body and making it the best running machine you can possibly make it. 4. All of the reasons that it's a good thing, right? That's a great distraction. As long as you don't become obsessive with it and and try to be true with yourself, you're like, OK, I'm actually. Kind of doing too much, you know, I'm starting to get a little bit too obsessed. And I feel like it's unhealthy. Be true with yourself about that and don't do that. I'll give you some examples I would not recommend. Like don't go and start ******* following these weird online diets. Don't. Start working out twice a day because you want to look a certain way. Like don't do that **** because that never works. You end up getting burnt out and it makes everything worse. It's all about balance. Make a workout routine for yourself. I'm gonna do. Yoga three times a week and I'm gonna go on a walk twice a week. Or I'm gonna go on a run twice a week, and on those days maybe I'll do a little AB workout and then I'm good. Don't make a ******* schedule that's unrealistic. Make something that you know that you can accomplish and just. Do it right and then that in itself, creating a little routine for yourself that's healthy, not too crazy, not something you can't accomplish, something that you know that you can accomplish, that you know is a great start. Start with that. Or if you already have a workout routine, maybe change it up a little bit. You know what I mean. And when it comes to food. Obviously have whatever you want, but also if you're feeling. Like, you're not eating well. Do some research on how to eat more balanced and have fun with cooking healthy meals. You know what I mean? And still enjoy whatever the **** you want, whenever you want. But that's a great first step is learning how to cook healthy meals that you enjoy and then start integrating those more to replace the meals that you eat that maybe aren't as good for your body, right? Not only will this help your self-esteem and the way that you perceive yourself in the mirror, but it will also, you know, help your health, right? Like your actual internal body health. And so there's just nothing, there's no downside to putting a little bit of extra time and energy into taking care of your health. And it it should be a lifestyle, as they always say, as they always ******* say. You know, don't make it like a diet, don't make it a thing. That's something that you do for a little bit. Make it a lifestyle so that. You know, it's something that you can stick to and it's something that enhances your life, not controls it. It's something that makes your day-to-day life better, right. You know, cooking and and doing a little bit of exercise can become therapeutic for you. And then in turn, it's also, you know, making you feel better about yourself because you know that you're doing everything in your power to keep yourself as healthy as possible. So that is what I have done. Hopefully that helps. Sorry, my dogs are visiting my house right now. And they're walking around outside, so you might be able to hear them. But anyway, let's move on to another question. Advice on feeling unproductive during this time. You know, I've just kind of. Decided to surrender to it. It was actually really upsetting me in the beginning. I was like, *** **** it, I'm such a lazy ****. I spent at least a week in total out of this whole quarantine, playing Fortnite the entire day. Not getting up from the bed, getting up from the bed to make coffee maybe twice. Getting up to take a **** maybe once, and then taking, getting up to take a **** maybe twice. OK, that was like, I probably spent a total of seven days doing that, and I felt ****** about myself, but I just started to realize. It's OK. It's literally OK. Like, it's not a big deal. This is a time for us to all reset and the 2nd that you sit down, you're like, hey, if I need to take some days to do absolutely nothing, that's OK. If you're doing nothing every day, I can see how that can get a little bit ******. So you just start to make a schedule for yourself. Be like, OK, today I'm going to go for a walk. Do a little workout, then I'm gonna cook dinner for my family, or maybe just myself, and I'm going to. Do a little bit of art and maybe I'll do some ******* yoga and then I'm gonna organize my closet and you give yourself tasks for the day and then once you're done with those. You feel better about like laying in bed and playing video games or watching Tiger King or doing whatever you want to do because you know you accomplished something that day. So I think getting a few things under your belt, like accomplishing a few things in the beginning of the day, is super important so that at night you can just relax and enjoy the fact that we can't really do anything because although it's really ****** who says you can't make the most of it? Who says you have to mope around and be upset that what's happening is happening? Yes, you can. Your heart can hurt about it. And you can do your best to help everybody as best as you can. But, you know, it's not selfish to make sure that you, you're taking care of your mental health and making sure that you're, you know, making the most out of it. Like, that's not selfish. That's actually the best thing you can do for the world. Because if we're all taking care of ourselves and we're in good spirits, it's better for everybody else that we might necessarily, well, we're not really around people. It's better for the people that we're going to talk to over the phone or the. Whatever, you know what I mean. The better mood that we're all in, the better. If that makes sense. OK. Moving on. Oh my God, this next one's funny. How to speak to you guys without being cringy. Dude, I don't think I even know. I feel like I'm always cringy like I do my best. To not be cringy like I will do everything in my ******* power to not be cringy. OK, everything. But I don't know if I'm cringy. I don't think I am, but like. I'm gonna try to give advice, but you might be receiving advice from somebody who's also cringy. So, like, let's see what I can do. I don't know. I, I. There's no way for me to know. The only people that are know that knows are the guys that I speak to or I've spoken to, and they're not going to tell me. So let's see what I can do. Basically, if you're talking about over text. I feel like just texting. Normally, like, you don't need to text differently when you're talking to a dude I or or girl if you're vice versa. It works for all, but let's talk about like in person how to not be cringy I guess. I think. The key when you're talking to somebody that you're kind of interested in or, you know, whatever, is just to talk to them exactly how you would talk to your friends. And I know that that's kind of hard and scary because you're like, OK, but this is a new person and I need to like, you know, kind of talk like this or whatever so that they think that I'm don't try to be cool. Don't try to ******* like, say **** or use words that you wouldn't normally use. Take the pressure off yourself and just talk to them like you talk to anyone else. Try to forget for a moment that you're kind of interested in them and just, like, talk to them, like exactly how you talk to anybody else. I found that when people do that with me, like when I've talked to people and they talk to me how I would assume they talk to their friends, it's charming because it's like you already get a sense as to like who they are, especially when you are new to talking, you don't know them very well, and you're kind of in the beginning stages of your friendship or relationship with this person. It's nice and comforting when they just talk to you like normal. And you don't feel like they're putting on a face or putting on a show or whatever. And there's no way that that can be cringy because it's you. And if you are just cringy to them, then **** them, because you're probably not, and they're just weird. So, like, completely being yourself is kind of a foolproof. I think it's foolproof. Is it foolproof? That would make sense because it's like. I'm like really not smart. Sometimes with grammar my vocabulary is super. Not broad anyway, Long story short. Just being yourself is kind of it's foolproof if that's the right way to say it, like you can't go wrong if you're just being yourself and being honest. Don't try to fluff up. Stories don't lie about ****. Don't try to make yourself sound cooler than you are. Just be honest. Be exactly who you are. I can promise you that. That's enough. I can promise you that. Because I've seen so many people talk to each other and I've been like a somebody from the outside looking in. And I have just seen people try to make themselves seem like they're like some sort of revolutionary, extraordinary being. And if anything, that comes off as cringy more than just being honest. Like, yeah, let me tell you the story about the time I. **** my pants at school like that ****. So much more charming and so much less cringy than like being like, yeah so one time my dad bought me a pony and then it's like, and also I have like a 3,000,000. Dollar Private jet also. And like, all that ****** a lie. Like, nobody wants to hear that. Be honest, all right? This episode is going to be hell along, but I'm not really mad about it. I kind of like it. Next hi. So I want your advice on something heavy. I'm a freshman in high school and I was on this team at school that developed a bullying problem. It made me absolutely miserable. I know that lots of people are quitting because of it. I'm literally transferring to a different school. I'm just not sure what to do when I get there. How do you deal with the trust issues and mental health problems that come with something like that? Especially just having time to myself in quarantine? I'm realizing how much this has affected me. I'm really depressed. And I feel like I don't have any friends general advice for my situation. I love you so much. I love you too. I'm so sorry that you went through that. That is so tough. And bullying is the ******* worst. And especially when you have to like, you know, move schools because of it. Although I'm really happy for you that you're moving schools and that you have the opportunity to kind of start over in a sense, and get out of that toxic situation. I think that that's amazing. So I'm really excited for you. I think it's really hard this can, you know? I'm actually going to take this to a broader scale here with just like kind of being traumatized from something in the past and how to move forward from it. You know, with bullying, it can be for, in your case, going to a new school in relationships, it can be being treated like **** in a relationship and then being scared to get into a new relationship because you're scared it's going to happen again. Or with friendships, you know you're scared of making new friends because the last friends you had were ******. This kind of is can relate to everything you know. I think what you need to remember is that. Number one, every ****** thing that ever happens to you anytime anybody treats you like **** in any scenario, it is always a learning lesson. Always. OK, I know that it seems just so ****** ** and unfair because it is. But you? You will learn something from this, OK? You will learn something from this that will be so valuable. You're going to learn to appreciate the people in your life that are kind, for one. And treat you right. And it's also going to give you life experience, you know what I mean? That you can now use to help others. And I think that that's huge and I think that's really important, but for your specific situation. Moving schools. Just remember that everybody is different. No two people are the same. The people that were bullying you are not going to be at your new school, OK? This is a fresh slate. Remember that. You never know what's going to happen at this new school. You've no idea what's going to happen. So don't spend time laying in bed, staring at the ceiling, wondering what's going to happen at this new school when you have no idea. And that's exactly there's no way getting around that. You have no idea and you will not know till you get there. So there's no point. In being nervous about it. Instead try to kind of manifest. I know this is kind of. A little bit might seem like some weird **** but like kind of just imagine in manifest it being amazing, right? And get excited about the potential that it could be amazing. You could meet your ******* future person you're going to get married to there. You could *******. Meet the your ******* bridesmaids or grooms made the what's the groomsmen of your wedding? You could anything is possible, right? So don't waste your time worrying about what could go wrong and get excited about what could go right. And also just kind of let it happen. As Tame and Paula once said, don't put so much pressure on it, just let it happen, OK? And in the meantime, try not to think about it too much, right? Focus on other things. Focus on the present moment. You're not at the school yet, so just focus on what you can control right now, which is getting creative and quarantine, cleaning your room, talking to your friends and family. Focus on that **** right now and don't focus on that. I think it's going to be great. And once you get there, just try to have an open mind and try to talk to new people and just be as open as you can, because. As a new kid, I've been a new kid before, and as a new kid I think the best thing you can do. Is talk to as many people as you can and it's so hard. But try to remember that these people, they're humans too. And if you show hey I'm open minded I want to talk to new people I I could be a good friend. If you guys want to give me a chance type of situation, people are going to want to give you a chance. I think people tend to be a little bit like more standoffish about the people that are new, that don't talk to anybody because they like OK, well that person doesn't really seem like they want any attention from me, but if you kind of introduce yourself to some people. If you're like or you start little conversations here and there, you'd be surprised how quickly you'll make some friends. That will probably be really good ones. This is a fresh start. Run with it, babe, you got this. Alright, I'm gonna answer one more. Hey, I'm a recently I've been having difficulty in school and studying. I can never really focus and I always get bored in class and end up tuning out my teachers. Do you have any studying advice that you used in high school? Thanks and I love you. I love you too. So Oh my ******* God, my tailbone is killing me because I'm sitting on the hardwood floor in my closet. I'm a mess right now. Oh my God you. Oh my God. What's happening? OK. I actually struggled with a similar issue in high school. We're like, I just found class. So, like, I just thought it was so boring, but I actually ended up getting good grades. So let me tell you my my secret, right? Here's what I would do, the teacher would tell us. What we were learning about that day, right? So let's say the teacher was like, OK, today we're going to be taking notes on this section of the textbook. And so we'd have the textbook in front of us, but they'd be writing up on the board. Instead of listening to the teacher, I would tune out the teacher and I would teach myself directly from the textbook. Because for me, that was more engaging for my brain. And I got less bored because I had this task and I was teaching myself, so it made a lot more sense to me. #1 cause it was coming straight from the book and I was teaching myself and the teacher wasn't like putting it in weird terms, but also it was like I was allowed to tune out the teacher because she didn't know or he didn't know. I was still learning. I wasn't being, I wasn't not being productive, I was still being productive, but I was doing something that was more like engaging for my mind. So that was one thing I used to do when it came to studying. I think the best way the way I used to study was I would just rewrite everything down. So like and it would take forever. It would take forever, but it was really useful. OK, so basically what I would do is. I would take my notes from the unit, write the unit that we learned from. So let's say it was science, it was biology, and we were learning about evolution. I would take all of my notes, my detailed notes from that, and I would make a study guide. So I'd basically rewrite all of my notes in an organized way. It's a little bit less detailed, but like you still have every single detail, it's just more clean. And then make a study guide, right? And I'd rewrite everything now. The reason why that's useful is because you're not just, like, quizzing yourself in your head, you're actually forcing yourself to rewrite something which really reinforces it in your brain. And then I would have this study guide, and then before the test I'd read over it. Then I take the test. And usually that worked really well for me. And then the cool thing about this is that. What the **** was that? The cool thing about this was that. I could take the study guide, save it. And then at the end of the semester, I could pull all my study guides out. I'd have all these study guides. And then I could study using those. Boom. So then it wasn't like I was sifting through a bunch of notes. I was sifting through a bunch of organized study guides that I had made for each unit test, right? So that is what I did there. And obviously, you know, a lot of schools are laid out differently with their testing and stuff, so this might not work for you, like that might not work for you, but that worked for me. Hopefully that helps. Another thing in class I would say, is to. Weirdly enough, participate as much as possible. I found that, like, if I fully participate in class, it would keep me more engaged and I would be more interested if I was just sitting there kind of just like, whatever, letting it happen, I would not like. I was just so bored that I'd find myself zoning out. If you make it a goal to, like, raise your hand at least once in a class and like, either add something to the conversation or ask a question, I can guarantee that having that goal will make you more inspired to, like, be involved in the class, so that. It makes the time go by faster if you're involving yourself because then you have a task. I think the main problem in classes, if you kind of give up, you know what I mean? I've done it millions of times, but if you kind of give up and you're like, oh, **** it, I don't really care. I'm just going to stay here and like, tune it out, then you know you're going to end up putting more work in later, trying to teach yourself the lesson. So using your time wisely and either trying to be involved or complete opposite, teaching yourself the lesson on your own if you can through the textbook. OK, y'all. That's today's episode. I hope you like this advice thing. I'm gonna try to do this every few weeks. If you guys want, let me know if you like it. I tweet all of the questions that I ask or all of the topics for the week on the pot on the podcast on the Twitter, which is at AG podcast on Twitter. Go check it out. Yeah, I had a lot of fun with this episode, and this is the longest I've ever spoken, so I need to get back to my move. I'm in my closet staring at all my shoes all over the ground, and it kind of makes me want to rip my hair out, so yeah. I love you all. Keep it real out there. And that's all she wrote. Peace and love. Yeah, we're here with Phil talking about what's new with heart Nissan. Phil, what are some good reasons somebody should buy now? That's a great question. We all know that car shopping could be an overwhelming process. Plus, people are uncertain about a lot these days. Hard Nissan. Recognize that? So we rolled up a heart rewards program. All new and pre-owned vehicle purchases. 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