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Get Up and Go!

Posted by GURLSociety on July 13, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Sometimes we need a little help with motivating ourselves to do things. To some, it is easy, and to others, it is easier said than done. There is nothing wrong with having trouble being motivated. That is why we tend to procrastinate sometimes, lack of motivation, lack of ideas and sometimes, we’re just plain lazy. Here are some steps to help you with motivation and will probably get you started on what you need to do.

 

1.) Start with the smallest task

 

Spend your time doing five minutes of brainstorming, planning or thinking. Think of the smallest thing you need to do to get yourself started. Break what you need to do in small steps and do them.

 

2.) Start with the easiest

 

Think of what is the easiest thing you need to do before actually getting started. Once you thought of it, do it. It will help you get motivated to do the difficult tasks.

 

3.) Take breaks

 

Don’t try to do everything all at once, if you need to, take a break. I understand wanting to get everything done at one time, but you’ll drain your energy and feel less motivated to do what it is you need to do. Break up you tough tasks in to small ones and take breaks in between. This will help keep your energy up.

 

4.) Don’t wait until you feel motivated

 

Do not wait to feel motivated. If you do something and start off doing the easiest and small tasks, you will feel more motivated to dot the more difficult tasks. Think of something you’re not motivated about doing and then do it. I know it is easier said than done, but you can do it!!

 

5.) Budget your energy

 

Don’t use all of your energy doing one thing. Instead, try and use some energy doing one thing more energy for the harder tasks. Do not push yourself too hard to do something. You might end up hurting yourself.

 

Even though you aren’t motivated and don’t have a lot of energy, try to use some of the energy you have to take care of yourself or do something nice for yourself. You deserve it! 

 



Written by: Mienisha Alexander | Long Beach Chapter






You have got to LOVE yourself!!

Posted by GURLSociety on March 21, 2016 at 10:25 AM

It can be hard to show yourself some love while helping others. It can be hard to show yourself love when you’re stressed out. It can be hard to show yourself love when you’re feeling down. But you have to remember one very important thing: YOU MATTER.

Practicing self care is something some of us have a hard time doing. Below are some ways to practice self care and love yo’self!!

It’s the little things that matter.

 


Taking a hot shower or a warm bath with some nice scents, light some candles…relax.

This is a good way of showing yourself how much you love you. Sometimes while being busy and rushing through things, we tend to forget that it is okay to slow down. By doing this you’re going to sleep well so if you’re nerves are fried and you’re completely stressed, you’ll be sleeping like a baby. Chamomile tea is good to help you sleep as well!!

 


Do some yoga

I know. Everyone is saying that yoga is so relaxing but, you don’t have the time. Do some simple stretches especially before bed. After that warm bath or shower you take, do some stretching and you’ll feel nice and sleepy.

 


When stressed out, listen to some relaxing music

Beach sounds, forest sounds, classical music… anything without lyrics. I know, I know you want to sing but listening to some calming music will calm your nerves and if you just lay back and close your eyes for a few minutes (try not to fall asleep!) you’ll feel relaxed and hopefully your stress doesn’t come back for a while…

 


Treat yourself!!

Take yourself out on a date. Do something you like to do. Take yourself out for some ice cream, eat at a fancy restaurant. Do something where you’ll feel happy.

 


“I-I-I-I- work out!”

Get into the groove and exercise. Don’t do it before bed though. Exercising has it’s benefits. Not only will you be fit, but you will be in a better mood.

 


Eat healthy

Eating healthy is a great way to take care of yourself. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies since we don’t usually have enough of it in our diets.

 


Breathe deeply  

Do some deep breathing. Breathe in pizza, blow out candles. Breathe in for five seconds breathe out for five seconds.


 

What ever you choose to do, know that you matter too!


Written by:

Mienisha Alexander | Long Beach Chapter 


Social Media Ambassador - Open

Posted by GURLSociety on November 20, 2015 at 1:05 PM

GURLSociety seeks applicants for Social Media Ambassador positions to support and strengthen our social media presence and online communications. Social Media Ambassador will manage GURLSociety's Facebook and Twitter accounts, create content for GURLSociety’s website, and expand our use of these networks as organizing tools. The ambassador will work closely with the GURLSociety Public Relations Director, , and/or Other staff, as appropriate.

GURLSociety is a membership-based not for profit organization created for the purpose of empowering young girls and women. We focus on sisterhood, leadership, community service, education, mentorship, and personal development.


 

Responsibilities: Assist GURLSociety staff in maintaining and strengthening GURLSociety’s online communications and social media presence, including:

  • Regular posting to Facebook and Twitter on behalf of GURLSociety.
  • Using social media tools to build GURLSociey’s base of women and young girls, as well as developing relationships with ally organizations, journalists and legislators.
  • Creating graphics for use on social media.
  • Creating content for GURLSociety’s website, including writing and working with GURLSociety members to write blog posts.

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in communications or social media management for non-profits.
  • Candidate works independently and has good planning skills, time management, and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Candidate should have strong oral communication as well as writing/editing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows
  • Basic graphic design a plus.

 

Details: 8-10 hours per week for a period of six months to a year beginning as soon as possible.

 

Locations: Preference is for the ambassador to be based in  Los Angeles County. Ambassadors in this location will work directly withGURLSociety staff and may be involved in local communications. The position is also open to an ambassador based in other parts of the United States, who would receive training and regular contact with staff via phone and email. For ambassadors based outside of chapter cities, preference is for at least two year of experience managing social media.

 

To apply: Send resume and letter of interest via email to: [email protected].  Resumes are accepted on a rolling basis.

Education in America

Posted by GURLSociety on October 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

 



by Kechell Jackson, age 23 from United States


Something that we have in the United States that others long for is education. In under developed countries, kids hope and dream to go to school, especially girls, but most are not given the chance to step into a classroom. In the United States, everyone has the opportunity to go to school and become educated. However, our education is the first thing that is cut. And transportation is now an issue we have to deal with because of budget cuts in education. We suffer from overcrowded rooms, fewer classes and high teacher to student ratio. Not just one education system is effected; all systems, from elementary to college, face these hardships.


The situation tends to get worse with time, but it does not have to be that way. When the creation of the budget takes place, education should be one of the main priorities. Hiring more teachers will allow for more classes of smaller size. If students have access to their teachers when they need it, they are likely to get the help they need and will tend to do better in school. Additionally, if programs like art and music are preserved, students will have extracurriculars to put on their applications for college. Students can participate in areas of their interest and become involved with their school if after school activities are not cut. Attendance too will improve if budget cuts do not occur in education. Students will arrive to school on time and will have a way to get there, instead of depending on a city bus and having to leave their houses early, before the sun rises.


Accessible education is something that is so close yet still so far out of reach.



GURLS for Girl Up is Club of the Month!

Posted by GURLSociety on August 8, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Congratulations to the GURLS for Girl Up club for being selected club of the month. The GURLS members held a Day of Silence for girls around the world last month and participated in an in-district advocacy meeting with their local representative.


The GURLS for Girl Up Club was one of the first clubs to host an in-district meeting with their local representative’s office to talk about the issue of child marriage, and have been planning an upcoming fair for International Youth Day this August 12.


Keep up the great work girls!



Day of Silence for Girls Around the World

Posted by GURLSociety on July 1, 2012 at 11:25 PM

On June 30th, GURLS for Girl Up and GURLSociety held a Day of Silence for Girls Around the World. On this day they were able to reach 200+ people and spread awareness of Girl Up and the issues girls face around the world.

This was quite a successful event.

 

I felt that it was a little difficult when people would tried to talk to us and ask us questions and all we could do is head them a flyer with information. Overall I believe it was a very successful event. - Mienisha




Let's involve, educate and inspire

Posted by GURLSociety on March 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM

In honor of National Women's History Month the members of GURLS Association was asked the following question: How can we, as a culture and as members of the global community, involve, educate, and inspire girls in a positive way?

They all took their time to answer the question in a way they felt best.


We as a culture [can] inspire girls in a positive way by demonstrating that we girls are capable of doing what we want and can if we set our minds to it and work together. As a member [of the global community], we inspire girls that [can obtain] something better [instead of] letting the world get to them. in a positive way like workshops. As [a] Global community [being] involved by help[ing] girls around the world [and letting them know that] they are not alone. Lastly, through education, inspire girls to set a goal and follow it, try not to let them fail and provide ways to stay positive. - Dienisha Alexander, 19


We as a culture and members of a global community can involve, educate and inspire girls in a positive way by connecting with other organizations who do the same as us or like different things that tie into what we do because I feel that if we create a connection we can be a bigger network for the cause.   - Mienisha Alexander, 19


GURLSociety Joins Girl Up

Posted by GURLSociety on February 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

GURLSociety has decided to join Girl Up. Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. They give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Girl Up envisions a world where all girls around the world, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

By joining Girl Up we have created a program GURLS for Girl Up. This program is in the form of a committee that is devoted to creating 5 events a semster that raises funds, and spreads awareness of Girl Up. You can help out by joining the committee, attending an event, and/or joining our Girlraiser team. 

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