What YOU may not have known? Sisterhood part 2

>> Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hey peoples. Are you upset for me for not posting a pic of my tattoo? I feel very unnoticed o. Lol

Jokes aside, here's a little continuation of my last post. I was inspired to post this from the most useful chainmail I've ever received. I usually think those things are a hassle, but this one served me right. One person I immediately think of who might benefit from reading this is my fellow student STING *waves frenetically for Sting to notice*

I am such a hard working busy person. I always feel guilty when I do something "I'm not supposed to" - like spending time with a girlfriend instead of studying. But this email proved to me why it is a much needed activity (that deserves to be prioritized). I already knew this, but being presented with hard facts in my face felt very satisfying. The email was written by a Stanford student, explaining the content of one of the courses she had attended. The prof of Psychiatry had stated that "the best thing a man can do for his health is to be married to a woman" whereas "the best thing a woman can do for her health is to nurture the relationships with her girlfriends".

While women share feelings, men form relationships around activities. They talk about sports and their jobs whereas women form support systems and help each other deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Quality girl time apparently helps us produce more serotonin which is a neurotransmitter that helps us combat depression and generate a general feeling of well being. I am not surprised! So apparently, spending time with your girl is just as important for your health as excercising regularly is.

We often push ourselves to eat healthy, stay fit and exercise, all to stay healthy, but may deprive ourselves of this 'guilty pleasure ' ( at least those of us who are over achieving neurotic students ) , but according to this proffessor, it's just as important as any other activity we do for our health. In fact, he stated that not doing it is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes. In your face guilttripping voiceman (yes, it's a he) in my head! BOOYAH!

I think I'll still feel guilty at times, but certainly less than before. Blessings!


6 comments:

Madame Sting March 15, 2011 at 3:15 PM  

I totally agree cos i know even when i'm super stressed and super busy and i call my friend to vent, she kicks me off the phone and comes over (we live in the same apt complex), having her over takes away from study time but i always feel much better after we are done talking and i'm able to study better. It's like letting air out of am over blown balloon aka decompressing.

I've had some of my best belly laughs courtesy of that chic and we often say we don't think we can survive med school without each other. I would have ended up in a psych unit on lock down.

I barely have any close female friends these days but i am thankful for the one i have.

Madame Sting March 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM  

P.S I was expecting to see the tattoo but as u no gree show us, wetin person go do?

Vera Ezimora March 15, 2011 at 7:54 PM  

I already spend too much time with Funmie. At this time, I wouldn't mind spending my time with one or two men. Shoot, maybe three sef *INSERT MISCHIEVOUS LAUGH*

P.S. I hate leaving comments with my Google ID cause it redirects people to my old blog instead of www.verastic.com ... allow us to leave comments with our url naaaa!

Myne Whitman March 15, 2011 at 8:22 PM  

Spending time with friends can be so therapeutic, I usually indulge. Blogging also helps me fill my quota, lol...

NoLimit March 22, 2011 at 3:46 AM  

I agree...there's something about bonding with "my girls" ... We hang out at least once every other month...can't wait for the next meet up...Can't explain it fully but it is energizing,inspiring,motivating,calming, soothing... all @ the same time!lol

Natural Nigerian March 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM  

I wanted to see the tattoo too!

I have always thought that the relationship between girlfriends is a very important one. The right sort of girlfriend will help you grow from strength to strength.

That said, some need to be dropped like a hot potato as they are more toxic than anything.

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