Coffee, Texting and Depression
How much coffee is too much coffee?
According to the internet, drinking four cups of brewed coffee daily is the safe limit for the average person. I think if you’re questioning whether you’ve had too much coffee, the answer may be yes and you should try drinking a bottle of water or take an exercise break to boost your energy level instead.
Do you have any tips on how to prevent mental breakdowns?
— Sad Boi
Here’s what’s up Sad Boi.
In my experience, there’s no “preventing” a mental breakdown. If it’s gonna happen it’s gonna happen. My biggest piece of advice for you is to be kind to yourself. Life is stressful, so take it day by day. Be conscious of what you’re putting in your body and make sure you’re getting enough exercise.
If you like to read, put aside some time each week to read that book you’ve been wanting to start. Take a drive with your best friends and play your favorite jam.
Do whatever makes YOU happy! Also, it’s okay to be upset! It’s completely understandable to have a hard day; you need to allow yourself to have a good cry. But then pick yourself back up and keep moving forward. Keep your head up Sad Boi, we’ve all been there.
How do I let a guy know through text that it’s never going to happen?
— (No) thank you, next.
Hello (No) thank you, next.,
Be honest with this person and tell him you don’t see a relationship with him. Saying no is 100 percent okay! At the end of the day, he’ll get over it. If this guy isn’t what you’re looking for, don’t settle!
How do I cover up the bags under my eyes?
— Not eye-deal
Dear not eye-deal,
Drink more water! As silly as it may sound, water will definitely help not only the bags under your eyes, but also your overall health. There are other things that help, like using certain eye masks or under-eye creams.
A quick fix would be to use concealer or another form of color corrector. Try using makeup that contains sunscreen because it will aid in preventing further damage to your skin. You can find a lot of makeup that has SPF 20 or 30.
Hannah Armstrong is a junior studying health and human performance.