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10 Signs That You’re In a Truly Unbreakable Friendship

10 Signs That You’re In a Truly Unbreakable Friendship

True friendships are unbreakable. It all depends on your perspective on what friendship means. When friendship is done right, there really are no boundaries or borders. You experience a classic story that will forever remain memorable. You may not know it, but there are small things that point to the fact that you are in an unbreakable friendship.

1. You can’t be with someone who they don’t like

There is this unspoken conduct or standard for your friendship. Both of you cherish being together so much that you only want someone who can positively impact your friendship. You will only be dating someone if your friend approves of him or her. If someone is not good enough for your friend, obviously that person cannot be good enough for you.

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2. You make important decisions only after talking to them first

You can’t make those big moves without talking to your friend first. As such a huge part of your life, they deserve to play a role in the decision-making. Besides, they would do the same. Such moments solidify your commitment of friendship to each other.

3. You don’t want to hear gossip about them

You would go to war with anyone who says something terrible about them. You will have their back immediately by standing up for your friend and confronting the gossiper. And they will do the same for you with anyone who tries to sling your name through the mud.

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4. You are happy for their successes

You can sincerely congratulate them and boast about about their successes. You don’t fake it or succumb to a state of silent envy — you are actually happy for their every success. You are even likely to announce your pride in them on social media.

5. You would never allow them to do something stupid

Before they go all-out and embarrass themselves in front of a crowd, or try to grab their car keys after a few drinks, you will stop them and make sure nothing awful happens. They will do the same for you because that’s just the type of friendship you have.

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6. You can borrow each other’s stuff

There are certain items acquaintances cannot share, but friends who maintain an unbreakable friendship see the other person’s stuff as their own. They can share their cars, rooms, expensive electronics, and do these things for each other without expecting anything in return.

7. You can be possessive of each other

You think your friendship should be a priority and you should spend most of your time together. You can be jealous if they find other friends that they wish to spend time with. Luckily, you always come back to each other.

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8. You treat every fight with them like a break up

You can’t eat, you can’t sleep, you can’t find peace until you’ve made up. Every fight with someone you have an unbreakable friendship with means a lot of pain to you. You really need to make a wrong into a right with them.

9. You really are not interested in more friendships

You are so cool with your friend that you are fine without any other friendships. You are super lazy about making new friends. In fact, you are not interested in the idea because it seems you are more interested in the energy you put into maintaining an unbreakable friendship with him or her.

10. You have an unspoken trust towards your friend

You do not need to say it or voice it. There are little boundaries in your friendship. Even when you go a few days without communication, you still have no doubts about your friendship.

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Last Updated on September 28, 2020

How To Study Effectively: 7 Simple Tips

How To Study Effectively: 7 Simple Tips

The brain is a tangled web of information. We don’t remember single facts, but instead we interlink everything by association. Anytime we experience a new event, our brains tie the sights, smells, sounds and our own impressions together into a new relationship.

Our brain remembers things by repetition, association, visual imagery, and all five senses. By knowing a bit about how the brain works, we can become better learners, absorbing new information faster than ever.

Here are some study tips to help get you started:

1. Use Flashcards

Our brains create engrained memories through repetition. The more times we hear, see, or repeat something to ourselves, the more likely we are to remember it.

Flashcards can help you learn new subjects quickly and efficiently. Flashcards allow you to study anywhere at any time. Their portable nature lends them to quick study sessions on the bus, in traffic, at lunch, or in the doctor’s office. You can always whip out your flashcards for a quick 2 to 3 minute study session.

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To create effective flashcards, you need to put one point on each flashcard. Don’t load up the entire card with information. That’s just overload. Instead, you should dedicate one concept to each card.

One of the best ways to make flashcards is to put 1 question on the front and one answer on the back. This way, you can repeatedly quiz yourself into you have mastered any topic of your choice.

Commit to reading through your flash cards at least 3 times a day and you will be amazed at how quickly you pick up new information.

As Tony Robbins says,

“Repetition is the mother of skill”.

2. Create the Right Environment

Often times, where you study can be just as important as how you study. For an optimum learning environment, you’ll want to find a nice spot that is fairly peaceful. Some people can’t stand a deafening silence, but you certainly don’t want to study near constant distractions.

Find a spot that you can call your own, with plenty of room to spread out your stuff. Go there each time you study and you will find yourself adapting to a productive study schedule. When you study in the same place each time, you become more productive in that spot because you associate it with studying.

3. Use Acronyms to Remember Information

In your quest for knowledge, you may have once heard of an odd term called “mnemonics”. However, even if you haven’t heard of this word, you have certainly heard of its many applications. One of the most popular mnemonic examples is “Every Good Boy Does Fine”. This is an acronym used to help musicians and students to remember the notes on a treble clef stave.

An acronym is simply an abbreviation formed using the intial letters of a word. These types of memory aids can help you to learn large quantities of information in a short period of time.

4. Listen to Music

Research has long shown that certain types of music help you to recall information. Information learned while listening to a particular song can often be remembered simply by “playing” the songs mentally in your head.

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5. Rewrite Your Notes

This can be done by hand or on the computer. However, you should keep in mind that writing by hand can often stimulate more neural activity than when writing on the computer.

Everyone should study their notes at home but often times, simply re-reading them is too passive. Re-reading your notes can cause you to become disengaged and distracted.

To get the most out of your study time, make sure that it is active. Rewriting your notes turns a passive study time into an active and engaging learning tool. You can begin using this technique by buying two notebooks for each of your classes. Dedicate one of the notebooks for making notes during each class. Dedicate the other notebook to rewriting your notes outside of class.

6. Engage Your Emotions

Emotions play a very important part in your memory. Think about it. The last time you went to a party, which people did you remember? The lady who made you laugh, the man who hurt your feelings, and the kid who went screaming through the halls are the ones you will remember. They are the ones who had an emotional impact.

Fortunately, you can use the power of emotion in your own study sessions. Enhance your memory by using your five senses. Don’t just memorize facts. Don’t just see and hear the words in your mind. Create a vivid visual picture of what you are trying to learn.

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For example, if you are trying to learn the many parts of a human cell, begin physically rotating the cell in your minds eye. Imagine what each part might feel like. Begin to take the cell apart piece by piece and then reconstruct it. Paint the human cell with vivid colors. Enlarge the cell in your mind’s eye so that it is now six feet tall and putting on your own personal comedy show. This visual and emotional mind play will help deeply encode information into your memory.

7. Make Associations

One of the best ways to learn new things is to relate what you want to learn with something you already know. This is known as association, and it is the mental glue that drives your brain.

Have you ever listened to a song and been flooded by memories that were connected to it? Have you ever seen an old friend that triggered memories from childhood? This is the power of association.

To maximize our mental powers, we must constantly be looking for ways to relate new information with old ideas and concepts that we are already familiar with.

You can do this with the use of mindmapping. A mind map is used to diagram words, pictures, thoughts, and ideas into a an interconnected web of information. This simple practice will help you to connect everything you learn into a global network of knowledge that can be pulled from at any moment.

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Learn more about mindmapping here: How to Mind Map to Visualize Your Thoughts (With Mind Map Examples)

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