10 Things People Who Are ALWAYS Right Know To Be True

10 Things People Who Are ALWAYS Right Know To Be True

Trust me, I'm always right.

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Everyone who knows me has probably already rolled their eyes after reading the title of this article. I'm sorry, I can't help it! If you are like me and feel like you are always right, you know that this gift comes with some eye-rolling from friends and family.

I don't blame them though. It's hard knowing that someone else is always right and almost always has the answer to any solution. I like to view this as a superpower. With this power comes great responsibility because you will start to build a reputation. Hopefully, the reputation is not that you are cocky and won't shut up about how brilliant you are (because who wants to be that person?), but that you are the person that others look to when they need help. Even though you don't want to be super conceited, it is nice to be appreciated for your special talent every once in a while.

1. Having to keep your mouth shut when you are right, again

There's only so many times you can say, "I told you so" before people start to get a little annoyed with you, so at this point, you've learned to just stay quiet and smile a little to yourself.

2. The secret thrill you get from hearing, “OK, I guess you were right”

Sometimes you may act humble and shrug, and other times you smugly smile and say, "yes, I know". It never gets old to hear someone tell you that you're right.

3. Being questioned so many times if you’re right that you start to question yourself

People always ask you if you're 10000% sure that you're right, and even though your record definitely proves that you probably are, there are times that you doubt yourself. Don't be afraid to stick to your gut!

4. Your closest friends come to you for advice because they know your track record

You are the go-to for getting advice because your friends know that you will have the answer or at least an opinion that will give them insight on what they need help on.

5. Resisting the urge to list off all the times you’ve been right when people doubt you

Let's face it, you have a pretty great track record with being right, and you can probably name a dozen times you've been right off the top of your head when people question your abilities.

6. Trying not to sound overconfident, but also knowing the truth

Even when you are so positive that you are right, you still know that you don't want everyone to roll their eyes when you say how right you always are. Instead, you probably just stay quiet and wait for your prediction to play out. It's like watching your own movie.

7. Avoiding group projects at all costs

I don't know many people that love group projects, but people who are always right especially dread them. How are you supposed to express to strangers that you're kind of a genius without sounding arrogant? It's not really possible.

8. Learning when you’re crossing a line with adults

No one wants to be told they're wrong, but adults especially want to be right. It's not always easy trying to express to your parents that you just know you're right when they have more life experience, but you still know to trust your gut. Sorry, mom and dad!

9. Impressing everyone with your knowledge on the most random things

Trivia games are your favorite because somehow, over the years you have managed to collect the most random facts. How do I know that bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun? I don't know! I just know that I'm right.

10. Facing reality when, for once, you’re not right

Unfortunately, reality hits you every once in a while when you are actually wrong. Your instinct is probably to go into denial mode, but the best way to move on is to accept that you were wrong and move on so you can continue being right.

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34 Things I Should Have Brought To College At The Start Of Freshman Year, But Didn't

To the incoming freshman from the rising senior.
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Coming from a rising senior at the University of Dayton who has lived in an over-sized double dorm room, to a suite-style quad dorm room, to a house with virtually no storage space sharing an octagon-shaped single room (and single closet)... These are the random little things no one thinks to bring to college or put on these lists, but they will make your life on campus a million times better. I ended up buying these items long after I started college, and they were a big help. Don't make the same mistakes I did.

1. Shoe organizer

These are great for various items such as toiletries, snacks, and, of course, shoes.

2. Under-the-bed storage bins

During college, most of my storage has been under my bed, so this is a must.

3. Photos

To remember the happy times with your friends and family. Add to your collection over your college years.

4. String lights

Just to add a little something extra to your space. The dim light is totally relaxing.

5. Makeup wipes

For when you're too tired after going out to actually wash your face.

6. Extra sheets and towels

Trust me, you're not going to want to wash your sheets and towels right away so you can use them immediately. Bring back-ups.

7. Tide pods

These are awesome. Plus they smell heavenly.

8. Drunk dorm/microwaveable snacks

For when you come back after going out and the dining hall has already closed. Ordering Domino's or Jimmy John's night after night is NOT a cost-effective option.

9. Gatorade

For when you're too dead in the morning to walk down and get one from the dining hall.

10. Keurig and coffee

Just in case the dining hall runs out of coffee during finals week. Believe me, it can happen.

11. Chip clips

You will accumulate many of these from free vendors and events on campus, but somehow, they are no where to be found when you need one.

12. Paper towels / Clorox wipes

You can never have enough.

13. Rain boots

So you'll be able to make it to class on those rainy days without having to sit in soaking wet socks and shoes for 50 minutes (yikes). And you can jump in all the puddles you wish.

14. Alarm clock

If you're like me and could sleep the whole day if you didn't have an alarm, your phone alarm just doesn't cut it sometimes.

15. Back study pillow

Even if you don't think you will use it, you will end up wanting it.

16. Command strips

These are the only things that will stick to most dorm room walls.

17. Rug

Especially if your room has a cold tile floor instead of carpet.

18. Air mattress or sleeping bag

For your friends visiting you on campus, or if you ever go on a trip.

19. Disposable dishes

At least while you live in a dorm with a community sink.

20. Red solo cups

Because you don't want your morning-after milk or apple juice to taste like last night's $8 vodka.

21. Costumes/holiday wear

This is something I totally didn't even think about when I first came to school. Now I have an entire bin JUST for costumes and holiday decor.

22. Crazy daydrink clothes

If you have a few jerseys, you're set. If not, take a trip to the local goodwill with your squad and pick up a few things. The crazier, the better.

23. Towel wrap

If you're like me and just like to chill in your towel after you shower ( and a robe is too hot for you), these are a must. And they're super cute.

24. Wristlet/clutch/small purse

You won't want to lug around a large tote while you're out with friends or doing daily activities.

25. Comfortable heels

Don't let this be you!!!! I've been there, and nothing will ruin your night of dancing at the club like shoes that give you blisters and disable your walking by the end of the night.

26. Business casual and business professional clothes

And make sure you know the difference and when each is appropriate.

27. Water bottle

In college, your water bottle is your best friend. You never go anywhere without it, and it actually helps you to drink the amount of water you're supposed to drink each day (maybe).

28. Blender

If you're a fan of smoothies (or frozen margaritas) and want to make them at home for less.

29. Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to study. If they're not for you, buy them anyway just in case you want to try them out. Or if anyone on your floor is desperate for them, they will be eternally grateful.

30. Mini fridge

When you're sharing a fridge with 3+ other people, things can get pretty tight. I recommend buying this with your roommates so you can share the extra space.

31. Calculator

Just in case you change your major and have to take math again (like me).

32. Thermometer

So you can know for sure whether or not you have a fever.

33. Drying rack

Because you're actually not supposed to put everything in the dryer, who knew?

34. Rubbing alcohol

Works wonders for getting those impossible Thursday night Xs off before your Friday 9 a.m.

These things have helped me make it through three years of college, especially freshman year. Hopefully, I have helped you prepare for your college years somehow. Good luck and have fun!!!

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The Key To Self-Improvement: Moderation

Short-term solutions will never work for long-term problems.

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There's a famous quote that always seems to resurface in Instagram bios and yearbooks: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." It's a popular quote for a reason: it summarizes the idea of autonomy and accepting responsibility for our own shortcomings and successes quite nicely.

I think recognizing our own ability to shape our lives is vital to becoming successful adults—but that recognition can quickly become an obsession.

Of course, we all should aim to change the things we don't want to accept in our lives: but that is much easier said than done. It is so very, very easy to get wrapped up in the idea of self-improvement—and that can lead to some serious burn-out.

I have been trying for what feels like forever to find a lifestyle that helps me deal with various issues stemming from low self-esteem and anxiety.

I feel like I've tried it all: dietary adjustments, different exercises, journaling, social media breaks, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. None of it seemed to have the lasting impact I was looking for.

For the first time in my life, the lifestyle changes I'm attempting are working—and I think I know why.

One reason: moderation.

None of those lifestyle changes mentioned above is inherently bad or difficult. However, any time I have attempted to keep myself to a strict regiment of utilizing them, it's quickly fizzled out.

If I attempted to journal every night, for example, I would get upset with myself for missing one evening if I was exceptionally tired. Whenever I tried to abruptly change my eating habits, I would do really well for a couple of weeks before giving up altogether. The same would happen if I tried to run every day or give up social media.

I put so much pressure on myself to improve some area of my life quickly that every minor trip-up or break felt like a failure.

What I've been doing recently, however, is spacing out those changes. I'll run three or four times a week instead of every day. I try to eat healthy meals but I won't always skip dessert. I limit the time I spend online but I won't quit it altogether.

By giving myself some breathing room, it allows my body and mind time to adjust. Those lifestyle changes don't feel restrictive any more. By enjoying certain things occasionally instead of never, I don't find myself craving them.

Giving yourself an adjustment period is vital to making any major change last. Trust me on this one: short-term solutions will never fix a long-term problem.

While that quote is nice, I'd like to propose a minor addition to it: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Oh yeah—and the time to make it happen."

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