6 Ways To Keep Your Sanity As You Wait For Season 8 Of 'Game of Thrones'

6 Ways To Keep Your Sanity As You Wait For Season 8 Of 'Game of Thrones'

With these 6 things to do, hopefully we can all make it to spring of 2019 before we go mad.
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Do you love Game of Thrones on HBO? Can you just not get enough Westerosi drama? Are you literally dying because there’s no GoT on TV? Then these things will help you make it until the 8th and final season airs in 2019!

Here's a countdown if you want to count the seconds until you can watch new GoT again.

1. Re-watch the Series

This one is the go-to move for when you're experiencing Game of Thrones withdrawals. If you can't wait for the next season and need something to tide you over then a re-watch is usually your first move.

2. Read the Books

So, you've already re-watched the show about fifty times and now know all the lines and subtle intricacies. The next step for you is to experience GoT in a different way. George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels span 5 books long, and they cover the story as shown on TV up until about the end of season 6. Compared to the show, they have far more detail and tiny bits of foreshadowing scattered throughout the pages. I really recommend this to any GoT superfan, but the fact that there has not been a new book written in the series since July 2011 remains incredibly infuriating (c’mon George).

3. Join the Conversation

Reddit and other websites of the sort contain many communities that revolve around the Game of Thrones television show or the novels. On Reddit for example, r/GameofThrones has content and discussions about the show on HBO.

r/ASOIAF has content and conversation based on the novels. This includes wild theories based on tiny bits of evidence that could reveal what GRRM has in store for the books and show.

r/Freefolk is the GoT memes page. Serving as the r/dankmemes of Westeros, the free folk proudly differ from the normies at r/GameofThrones. I'll leave you with a taste of their content and you can hazard a trip if you want.

3 & 1/2. Make Memes or Crazy Theories

Now that you've read and experienced the various subreddits and such, you can make your own theories, memes, or whatever you want. This truly makes you a part of the community and allows you to experience GoT with other people who love it as much as you do.

4. Play the Games

For my birthday, I was given two awesome gifts: the GoT card game and the GoT trivia game. Both are incredibly fun and allow me to play as the characters I love in the card game. I really like the trivia game because I get to flex my knowledge of the world of Ice and Fire. These games let me participate in the action the world of thrones and finally have my favorite characters not be killed for once.

5. Solve Puzzles

Also at Christmas, my mom gave me a puzzle globe of the world in Game of Thrones (even though it isn’t technically confirmed that the entire globe in GoT has been discovered). I love these because I really love puzzles, Game of Thrones, and room decorations. My globe looks gorgeous in my dorm room, representing my favorite show and also my skill at puzzles.

6. REPEAT

Considering that we have well over 300 days until the next season of Game of Thrones airs and no set premiere date, we’re going to need to find more ways to deal with our withdrawal from one of the most enthralling shows on television. Until then, the only way we’re getting through this is together, until we can gather around the TV on the couch in a little under a year and finally watch Game of Thrones again.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

CLAPPING HANDS EMOJI.

5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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