On Balance.

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Hamsata, Alexis and Jeanine discuss balance in their lives.

Alexis Grant 0:00
Hi, I'm Alexis,

Hamsata Mazou 0:02
and I'm Hamsata

Jeanine Ikekhua 0:03
And I'm Jeanine, and you're tuned into WKNC at 8.1 FM HD one. Thanks for listening.

Alexis Grant 0:09
Hi, everybody, today, we have a little shorter of a podcast for you. So if you want to go back and listen to our other ones, because you haven't listened to them, yeah, you could do that. Because I know you're gonna want to hear voices more.

Jeanine Ikekhua 0:32
Yeah of course,

Alexis Grant 0:33
it's really just like that . But today, we're just gonna talk about balancing life. That's really what we're talking about. And let's get straight into it. Do you guys feel like your life is balanced? No, I do not.

Jeanine Ikekhua 0:46
Like I feel like life is divided into like, your personal well being in terms of like your mental health, and like your physical well being. And then I felt like there's like your social life, which is like outside of that. And then there's like academics and like school. We haven't talked much for like a while, but like, yeah, one has to suffer one. And for me, like academics will always be the best part of my life. And like my mental health, it really will be and my mental health and social life will always take the

Alexis Grant 1:13
downside. I mean, we can jump into that. So there's this one, you know, there's different like, balancing charts, whatever, but one of them is the four burners. So one of them is friends. Mental Health burners. So family and career

Jeanine Ikekhua 1:30
I like the way that it's like burners because they do take energy from you. Yeah, so

Alexis Grant 1:34
the thing is, like not all four burners can ever be on full power so at most you can have three with us and most it's three but even those are not full so it's like you can have like either to unfold to off or one on full and to like some hot and one off like so what do you feel like your balances between those categories

Hamsata Mazou 1:57
right now? Yeah.

Jeanine Ikekhua 2:00
My family is always like not my family for me it's always low maintenance because like they know that I'm always be there so I don't have to burn as much. But like I still message them. I think friends they're just like a part of my everyday life. So yeah, they get the burner to it was one of the two other ones friends family, mental health and career so that's mental it's

Alexis Grant 2:20
not career would be academics.

Jeanine Ikekhua 2:23
Mental health is not on academics is cheerful flame. Oh, mental mental health is like, like, you know how you blow out a candle like just with one half of blow is gone. Yeah, that's that's the most flickering, flickering lights off. Yeah. Sometimes it comes on but like, just for the moment, like, my gosh,

Hamsata Mazou 2:45
girl. I really would like a pen and paper for this. Okay, I'm trying to imagine in my head, okay. Family, friends, career, mental health, family. I feel like family is like, mostly off for the most part, I turn it on at times. Again, like my family knows, you know, I just do my little calls or whatever. Wanna be like you like noon call me every day. Like, No, I'm busy. I like you to,

Alexis Grant 3:10
you know, you call people's you know, that.

Hamsata Mazou 3:13
We live together. You know, I'm friends literally embedded in my life, you know, so I see them on a frequent basis. You know, I feel like that burner is on. But not necessarily by like, proactively trying to put it on. It's just like, I see my friends. I hang out with them. Yeah, there's just like, you're surrounded by them. So I feel like if that could be on like, medium heat. That's why I put the map you know, comedy Daddy, daddy, not Mao he looking for though? I'm cooling myself too, you know. And then academics. A little bit more than medium but it's not Oh, hi. Play that for a fact. Because my mental health is pretty good. If your mental health on hand.

Jeanine Ikekhua 3:55
That's honestly that's very, very good. Yeah, it's,

Hamsata Mazou 3:58
it's pretty good. I'm just like, you know, but like, maybe in the moments of me taking my exams.

Alexis Grant 4:05
Oh, so in this current moment, it's not it's No, right.

Jeanine Ikekhua 4:08
Oh, no, I agree. Yeah, actually not

Hamsata Mazou 4:11
bold. Like, I'm out here taking that test. That is not Oh, not in the actual moment of the test, just like outside of anything. Yeah, I'm just saying like, it's cool up. Until that moment, that's when it's like, testing it though. And like, shoot, but also sometimes I feel like unprepared because I am unprepared because I like part of my mental health more than my academics at times. Yeah, so then I'm just like to sometimes I prioritize my friends more than my academics to me, honestly, I'd be like really? Back at them myself. It's a smooth medium like I definitely don't let like minors all over the place. And it's horrible bad class and the rest of them Yeah, yeah, like one class is kind of like there's always one class suffering not No, not for me suffering. Oh, mine is like more like a like it's like a because there's always one class. It's like cut up It's potentially done better, but like, no, there's always one. It's like dang,

Alexis Grant 5:03
I just gotta throw you away.

Hamsata Mazou 5:05
Oh, I don't do that for maybe like, my academics might be a little bit higher than Lexi's. Yeah, but yeah, that's how I would look. And then so my burners, I feel like they kind of go on and off. For the most part, you know, like if I'm like academics mood even then yet like I'm straight academics mode like I know I've been like wildly with like friends and mental health. I might put those aside and go straight academics you know, but the moment right now definitely like medium heat right there where academics a little bit more than medium. So medium high Type Beat. I mean, Hi, bro, with a little bit more than medium. I don't know what that is. But medium, let's just say medium. Okay, medium

Alexis Grant 5:43
is working. So like, what do you think? Okay, what are you currently prioritizing? And what would you want to prioritize on the burners? Yeah.

Jeanine Ikekhua 5:52
What I want to prioritize what I'm calling prioritizing. Yeah. Is academics. And I think my Na, honestly, academics just trumps everything else. Yeah. What I want to prioritize over the summer, is my social life and my career.

Alexis Grant 6:13
Sort of about your flickering mental health? Yeah,

Jeanine Ikekhua 6:16
I forgot about that one.

Alexis Grant 6:20
No, because I was like,

Jeanine Ikekhua 6:22
Where's the thing, right, me and my friend talking about this, you right? If everything else is okay, my mental health would be fine. If I'm struggling, academic, my mental has gone up the roof. Right? If I'm struggling, career wise, my mental is gonna be trash. Like, it's like, I was talking to my friend and I was just like, when things go wrong. Like, my, my relationship is not going to be okay. Like, if I'm sad and aspects of my life, that's gonna spill over into like, my friendships and stuff. You see what I mean? So like, my academics and my career have to be okay. And then my mental has to be okay. Because if I'm not actively pursuing goals, I feel like I'm not doing enough. The mountain is not going to be okay. But if I feel like I'm doing okay, or good enough, then it will be okay.

Alexis Grant 7:04
Have you ever tried doing the reverse? Like your mental health is was dictating the other things

Jeanine Ikekhua 7:09
I have. But the thing is, like, I'm so I'm sure academically oriented, because like, during the school year, and during the summer, I don't give a goddamn about academics. I put that I put that on my chest, my like, I really don't care. So like, I'm fine. And I have less things. Like, kind of missing. Yes. stressing me out. But during school because I'm surrounded by it. Like, that's just like, that has to be okay. And then I'll be okay. Like, I've done the whole, like, mentally I feel okay, but I think I've just been doing the whole academics first and then mental health will be okay. For so long that I don't even go back. Yeah, like I don't have I don't even think I have the time

Alexis Grant 7:51
luxury. Yeah, like is it is a look, because like, you have to like take you really got to take like a week honestly. Yeah. Like everything.

Jeanine Ikekhua 7:58
Like the days that I do. I feel like fantastic. But it's like the next day hurts. Yeah, like the school will always stress me out. And like that, in return, like will just always make my mental health not good. Like, I can't avoid school. So therefore, like, I'm just not going to be where I want to be my mental health. Like I'm surviving and thriving, but I'm not where I want to be.

Alexis Grant 8:18
Makes sense. Makes sense. Makes sense. Yeah. It's hard school don't really care about I mean, they care about us, but they

Jeanine Ikekhua 8:25
don't. Ooh, if they did, we wouldn't be here like this.

Hamsata Mazou 8:29
Ooh. I remember somebody asked me this question. I want to like, let you ask like, Yeah, probably. They're like, how come? We don't have like, mental health days?

Some colleges do. But it's only I'm calling about us. Like, let's take that out the window. Why don't we like, oh, yeah, I do.

Who says I don't? Yeah, but I'm saying like, why does the school mandate like, because you're

Alexis Grant 8:53
talking about the school? Yeah. Oh,

my personally. Yeah. Cuz you said forget about that.

Hamsata Mazou 8:58
So I think trying to bring in other institutions will use it.

Alexis Grant 9:01
Because I will explain why NC State doesn't. Because the schools that do they only do because their suicide rates are so high. Yeah, that's

Hamsata Mazou 9:08
how I was telling my friend to that's exactly what I told her. But I was just like, asking you're like, Yeah,

Alexis Grant 9:13
I mean, I'm not in charge. So I can't tell you why they don't do it. But like, Yeah, let's go back to the personal level to like, Oh, you guys. Okay. Personally, I do. I do, but that I face the repercussions? Yeah, yeah. And it's like, it's more the build up for me to take the mental health day I'm replaced. It's like when my repercussions because it's like, I'll try to fight through it for maybe like a week. And that week is me fighting and just feeling horrible, but also getting nothing done. And then I give up and I'll take one day break where I purposely don't do anything. And I'll be good after that. But then it's like, instead of just taking that one day off earlier, and I am behind a week. Yes. I tried to push through it. Like I missed because sometimes I can push through it, but sometimes I can. I'm screwed. No, I

Jeanine Ikekhua 9:55
agree. Like I try to remember oh my gosh, I will never forget this day. It was senior year of high school. I had an AP exam. No, I had a biology AP biology exam at the SATs, and I had a paper due on like the same like, like within like to know, within the same day. And like the sorry, the the AP exam, the exam was on a Saturday, I believe, not as sad was honest that I'm going back with the essays. He was on a Saturday, the exam was on a Friday. And like I was trying to push my exam up so that I could just focus on SATs because I'll be very frank with you. The Sats are like extremely important. I knew that to go to college. And I asked my teacher for to like move it up. Yeah, she looked at my face and was like, Well, you know, other people are taking SATs and like, they have an extra extension. So like, basically you

Alexis Grant 10:49
ask him, it's like an extension, you asked me to take an early.

Jeanine Ikekhua 10:52
I'm just like, it's a crazy. Extension. Regardless, I'm just like,

Hamsata Mazou 10:56
why does that matter? What other people

Jeanine Ikekhua 11:00
tell you from that day on? I just don't trust white teachers. But um, yeah, like, from that day on, I just have a very hard time with asking for, like, Can I get an extension? Or like, Can I have a hard time with that too, but she ruined it for me,

Alexis Grant 11:13
I have a problem with like, educative authority. Like, I just have so annoying. I was annoying. It's like fear. Like, okay. Yes,

Jeanine Ikekhua 11:22
I've noticed that a lot of people like a lot much easier. But I don't want to ask for help. Like, I don't want to go there. I'm like, not my boss, or my teacher.

Alexis Grant 11:29
A lot of people that's because of like, humility and like stuff, like no mind, straight up. Fear, like afraid. Like when I was younger, and when I say, you know, I don't even mean like, like elementary school, like, I had this problem in middle school. And even in high school for, like, I had to talk to the teacher about something I would start crying. Like, it's like a fear fear been? I don't know, I think part of it because my mom's a teacher, and I respected my mom, so highly growing up and stuff. And they like kind of carried over to all educators. Because I really do value them. And I don't know, it's like, oh, like, in my head. Like they have more authority than a police does.

Jeanine Ikekhua 12:09
No, they actually do. Like, if you think about it, they really do like, and stuff like that. I'm talking

Alexis Grant 12:13
about even immediately, like, like, even immediate response. Like I I don't know what it is, like, I just really so like trying to do stuff like that is really, really hard for me. And like, it'll get me in bad situations like this situations I could have got off with so easily. But I just didn't because I just couldn't stomach even emailing my teacher. Because it caused me so much anxiety we need we need to fix. Because I know, the more we know, it's already messing me up. I've already set myself up for failure a couple times. Like I don't cry. But like, I'll just avoid it. Ah, oh, you

Jeanine Ikekhua 12:53
gotta change that. I'm sorry. Flexing

Alexis Grant 13:04
is a little bit. But yeah, I wish that what teachers did, maybe individually is like, give us like, buy mental health days. Yeah. Where it's like we pick a day. And we can pick it after because sometimes, like when you're going through a bad day, you just can't contact anybody. Like

Jeanine Ikekhua 13:25
your mind. Yes. Like,

Alexis Grant 13:26
so if it was like a situation, it's like, okay, like you got a day. It's just like, if it's any project or anything like that, like it's, it just gets pushed back a day. Or like, if there was assignments, like in class, it is just a wash

Jeanine Ikekhua 13:39
up as if it's like a group project, then maybe like, okay, but if it's just like,

Alexis Grant 13:44
Yeah, but it's just you like, oh, yeah, yeah, like, that'd be nice. That'd be so nice. And I feel like it'd be more motivating for me to do my stuff, because I don't want to save those days. No, yeah,

Jeanine Ikekhua 13:57
I I had, I can't

Alexis Grant 13:59
remember what I had something like that. Like, oh, yeah, high school. A few my teachers had these, like, passes, like, you got three passes. And if you didn't use them, for some of them, if you didn't use them, it was an extra card, right? Yeah. Like, I missed stuff like that. And I understand that's harder to do when you have like, 300 students trying to keep track of that is a lot. But like, I don't know, like, that'd be so beneficial as student

Jeanine Ikekhua 14:22
like get your head. It could be part like, you know, how

Hamsata Mazou 14:25
like big classes have the little code thing you do attendance? Yeah, I think.

Alexis Grant 14:29
Yeah. So like, you type it in the top at, like, day off or something.

Jeanine Ikekhua 14:33
Yeah. Or even just like I was thinking like a running document of like, each day, and like ticks and x's like ticks and blanks wherever, like, you want to take your mental health day off. And like I feel like I feel like there's an easy way to do it or it will take an extra mile, which I understand that some teachers don't want to do a same time like work with me.

Hamsata Mazou 14:52
Yeah. Like they don't I feel like they don't get like as compensated as they need to to even like venture out and do

Alexis Grant 14:58
Oh, no, no, it depends. Oh,

Jeanine Ikekhua 15:00
because there's such features, and then there's professors, there's teachers in this, I don't know how professors work,

Alexis Grant 15:05
it's okay. There's levels to that there. Some of them, some of them aren't compensated that much. It depends on how they're like connected to school. I don't know the official wording, if they're here for like, research, and they teach on the side, that's different cuz they're getting graduate students like my comm went and I even graduate, like just straight up professors. Some of them just strip professors, they tend to do more specialized classes, but they're here solely as I can, not solely, but they're here as like an employee to do research for the school. Yeah, and then they do some classes on the side. And then there's people who are just full time professors through the school. And then there's like a third option, I can't remember because my grandfather's professor, were my best friends, her dad's a professor, so I can't remember which one is which, but one of them, they do get a lot of money. I think it might be the research one. Because it's like the school is providing them with everything. They just have to do some classes here and there. I could be wrong, but some of them aren't getting compensated that much like, like, more than a teacher but like, it's not like making big bank

Hamsata Mazou 16:04
to me up they can teacher. I don't know, when I think of education system. I usually just think of Elementary Middle High School for

Jeanine Ikekhua 16:09
some reason. Yeah. And that might cause me it's completely different. Yeah, like college. Yeah. So

Hamsata Mazou 16:13
like when I said that, I was thinking like that, and like those teachers are like, some of them are, like, really want to do more. But again, so much that they can do Oh, that's true. Yeah. They have a lot of red tape. Yeah, that they have a lot of red tape. Even like things they can teach on curriculum and stuff like that.

Jeanine Ikekhua 16:31
No. Critical Race Theory. Yeah, I

Alexis Grant 16:33
was thinking about that. Right. Who is multiple people? I don't even

Jeanine Ikekhua 16:38
like the don't say gay band. But yeah, I will put this on radio and I'm really not scared. Governor, not Governor Ron DeSantis. You are the worst governor in the history of Florida. Governor's you take the cake on that piece. But moving on. Wow. And I meant that.

Alexis Grant 16:53
I'll butcher candle. Large candle. Okay, so something that I do I haven't done in a while. I'm thinking about doing it. Have y'all ever done social detox? Yes. I was gonna say Janine you located kind of live your life as a social detox a little bit. Um,

Jeanine Ikekhua 17:10
I think I'm on social media. I just don't make an like, I don't leave my prints. So it's so funny because like, to most people like she don't be like, nothing. I'll be like it. I see everything. I don't acknowledge everything. Yeah, makes sense. But like, I'm there, I I see what you're doing. But like, you may just not see the like, see the thing, but no, yeah. But social detox is good. But it's I take a phone detox. Yeah. So I stepped away because I think because I give so much energy to my friends in my family. And it's through your phone. Yeah, no to my friends specifically, and social media. Sometimes I take a step away from my friends. Like for a week. Like I go silent, which what I did on my they came back. But I take a week off for my friends or a couple of days, and I let them know that I'm about to get up and leave. They know that's how I wrote

Alexis Grant 18:04
about you. I mean, you're not that super action. Yeah, you

Jeanine Ikekhua 18:08
don't like social media, your personal your private story for the first time in a while. I

Alexis Grant 18:11
know. Even though I was on here, I didn't know.

Hamsata Mazou 18:16
Definitely just because you're on spring break one, two, because you're like, make sure you're Yeah, how did you say that? Yeah, I like posting on Snapchat, on my story. But it's also in phases. Like they'll be like, less than a week to be honest. I'll post consistently good content too. And then I'll stop. It's more so like, I guess like being around Juliet's last few days and seeing like how you do like the cute artsy stuff I'm like, I kind of get back into it. And like also I found like, an interest and like media and like film and stuff like I went to Ghana for a Witherspoon and like did like little video montage of like getting each artwork adding like a little song to it and stuff. So I like doing this I want to like start doing it more so like my previous kind of my practice problem is stop because I need to do more schoolwork now

Jeanine Ikekhua 19:01
you know Yeah.

Alexis Grant 19:02
Oh that April Jump got me into chokehold I'm about to spend three four hours on it. I was you should like it make I do though. It doesn't make me so happy like I just need the photos I need to be on there. I do

Hamsata Mazou 19:11
those but like after like so I have like an account on Instagram. That's like, nobody has access to it. I kind of just photo dump memories and stuff on there. It's kind of like a photo collage. So like if I ever lose my phone, but I do like the April dumps and stuff on that. I don't do on my actual stuff because I don't know in my head. Sometimes I'm like nobody wants to see about your life. So don't don't do here's the thing is I feel or sometimes I don't want everybody to know about

Alexis Grant 19:37
me, but like especially when it comes to people like who don't post if I'm following you is because I do want to see when you post because if you don't post often I'll just unfollow you really owe like there's people I've even met in person like they're like follow me did I follow them for a while but if they have zero posts all unfollow them, because why am I like no, you're looking at me crazy. But

Jeanine Ikekhua 19:57
why am I following not because you said no. Follow me. Ain't no

Alexis Grant 20:01
because when you do post I'm gonna want to see it.

Hamsata Mazou 20:04
Post. No, I feel like you do well with your pre post.

Alexis Grant 20:08
Yeah, but I'm talking about posts on Instagram too.

Jeanine Ikekhua 20:12
I'd be scared like,

Hamsata Mazou 20:15
on my close friends

Alexis Grant 20:16
like y'all I'm talking about like, there's like, like I'm talking about the people who have zero photos. photos on my Instagram. Yeah, but like I want to see when you post and like I'm fine

Jeanine Ikekhua 20:26
because you know it's coming. I'm a fortunately post

Alexis Grant 20:29
at some point.

Jeanine Ikekhua 20:31
Let's end our friendship non-playing.

Alexis Grant 20:34
forest friends, two posts.

Hamsata Mazou 20:35
They were telling me after my little spring break, they're like like she's going to golf but not yet

Jeanine Ikekhua 20:41
on her side. You. You go places.

Alexis Grant 20:44
Spring photos, but we'll talk about that later. We'll talk about this after you find you funny, hilarious, funny.

Jeanine Ikekhua 20:51
Jokes. Yeah. Yeah, just that was just sit there and laugh because we don't get at you. Yeah,

Hamsata Mazou 20:59
I think it's a really funny comments.

Alexis Grant 21:02
You mean truths anyways? But yeah, there's people like, I'll meet one time, like, oh, follow me. Or, like, I have this thing where I have a really hard time not responding to people on Instagram. Like, I don't know, like, I just don't like the notifications there. Because I've held on notifications on my, my phone. Like on my texts. So like, Instagram is where it's clean. So I'll just I always read, like, I'll always respond, because I feel like leaving you on scene is kind of like rude, but she just puts me off. So there'll be times like, I respond to people I like I don't really know. Or like, they follow me, I don't follow them back. And when they asked me to follow them back, I'll do it. But in the back of my head, I remember who they are just so I can go back later on. Follow them.

Jeanine Ikekhua 21:42
Um, I just don't even pay attention to those at that point. Me

Alexis Grant 21:46
too. Because especially if it's a compliment, I don't like. Yeah, because it'd be a compliment. And I'll respond and then be like, Oh, falling. Yeah. Okay. Yeah, even more delivered. Yeah. And I'll follow them back, actually, or, see if I can, like I'll leave on delivery, even sometimes a month. And I'll always be in the back of my brain. I just end up responding. Yes, like, it'll nag me. But like, I'll follow back. But like, I'll remember what your account is. Just because if we don't start interacting after that, like, I'll give you a chance for interacting with me. If we don't start interacting after that. Why am I following you? We're not I don't know you. There's no reason me for follow you. Like it's not even me trying to be disrespectful or anything like that. I just don't know you. You're either cluttering my feed. But if you're not posting, like, there's no reason for me to follow you. It's just unnecessary number. But sometimes it's hard because I've been wanting to unfollow people that go to the school, but then I meet them later on, and it'd be a little awkward. Did people notice that? I don't know. Notice if you don't follow them? You might if you meet them. It's not that it's it's the problem that I meet them later in person. Yeah, that's the problem. There's been times I have unfollowed people, but there's been times I unfollowed them and then I met them in person. And then it's like, I see the little follow back button. And then like standing right next to me looking at I'm like, Wow,

Jeanine Ikekhua 23:01
no, I feel like navigating social my social media while being black NC State I feel like that's a different ball field. Because it's like, everybody knows everybody. Everybody knows everyone and it's like, there's a there's a need to follow. Yes, I've met you once and like I know of you like follow me. And I don't even if you're just

Alexis Grant 23:18
black NCCIC you follow me? might not follow back. Like a necessity to

Hamsata Mazou 23:24
Yeah, or for me. I feel like if a lot of the people I follow follow you I'm like, Oh, no brainer, just follow them because you're already like in with like, people.

Alexis Grant 23:33
That's the other thing. That's another reason I like unfollowing people because then it's like, oh, we have 30 in common, but I don't know 20 of these people. Oh no, you know, I'm saying because I keep following people that I don't know because we have mutual mutual there too. You see I'm saying I

Hamsata Mazou 23:47
just created my Instagram too. So it's really just NC State people like my people that are like back home. I don't think they even know for like I've even posted on like my main socials probably snap haven't posted on their Instagram yet. I don't let people know either.

Alexis Grant 24:01
They don't know. But yeah. Oh,

Jeanine Ikekhua 24:04
they know now. Don't follow

Hamsata Mazou 24:05
me. Please. Oh. I'm fine. You probably found

Alexis Grant 24:12
find me easily. Besides those little habits that you guys have with like social media and stuff. What are other habits you try to implement to stabilize your life? Oh, I'm sorry. Oh, go easy.

Hamsata Mazou 24:27
Oh, the question was just like, I do have social media.

Alexis Grant 24:29
Yeah, or phone detox. You do those?

Hamsata Mazou 24:32
I don't think I do. But also because I'm not like your only like, user of social media. Like for me specifically Instagram. I recently got it because of college one. And two. I don't really go on there. And I'm like, oh, somebody mentions it. And like, oh, I forget I have this app. I'll go on there. I start looking at stories and stuff. Or if I'm like, extremely bored at some point. I go in there and like use it. So that to me is not really social media. Facebook, I go on there I know it's kind of weird like Facebook white that

Jeanine Ikekhua 25:03
Facebook is important when you're in college like it can be really useful from time to time.

Hamsata Mazou 25:06
I had that since like high school because like all my friends from middle school before I left to go to Africa, like had it and I was like go to where in Africa? Oh, I went to Togo. Okay, continue. Oh, they like oh, hi Facebook. So I was like my way of like reconnecting with them. You know, that makes I like seeing that. And I only follow people that I know for the most part. And if I don't like Facebook has this feature where you can like unfollow somebody but still be friends with them. So they won't show up on Facebook but as to be friends with them. But my feed is basically catered to like my friend somebody that I feel like are from the same school that I went to that that school has, I wish Instagram lineage just like they started

Alexis Grant 25:48
that thing where you can favorite account and then you can go to a separate little like side page where you can just see favorite

Jeanine Ikekhua 25:55
I started because I was like there's certain people. I don't care. Yes, I follow you because like we're in this like, in the same vein because they know you

Alexis Grant 26:04
my Instagram was like, which I'm glad like my feed shows me the things I'm more aesthetically inclined towards. Yeah, like there's some people like we're not close. And I don't want to see what she posts aren't that interesting to me as far as aesthetic standpoint. And like since I don't know you, that's all I really care about. So I would want to unfollow you, but my look rude.

Jeanine Ikekhua 26:22
No, I would not do that. Because there's some people I see. I'm just like, Oh, why she year? I don't want to see your stuff like yeah,

Hamsata Mazou 26:29
so that's why I like Facebook for that I like go on there, like look at that. And it's not for honestly, that's like my mean of communication for people who I think that's the only way you can really like touch through. Other too. I really use Facebook and Snapchat and on there. Like I like looking through my friends because that one has like more of my high school friends. I've like each social media after me has different like hearts of my life that I met people through. So yeah. And that one I like going through that and just watching the stories, but even then, I feel like Snapchat to me, can be quite informative and educational because I like watching the snap stories. Yes. To people like

Alexis Grant 27:03
I used to keep it just, it's just, it's too fast paced for me. Yeah, I think that's what it is for me to like, like when I'm using it. I feel like I'm really using it. And then I just don't like I just want to use it.

Jeanine Ikekhua 27:16
I like the stories like I like when I play it back, like plays back what you did. Yeah. What about your goal? What did you what you were doing six years ago? Yeah. I'm like, no, let me know.

Alexis Grant 27:27
Let me know. Yeah. Because

Hamsata Mazou 27:28
I feel like I'm not a heavy user of social media I've made and then I might not notice until I do detox. Never done it. But I'll be open to doing it. Yeah. Yeah,

Alexis Grant 27:37
it's been very beneficial. For me, it's helped me grown a lot. Because there's been times like, it was more like I use social media as like a way to distract myself. Or like, like, if I'm anxious for like the what is it the serotonin like, because I've done a serotonin detox. If you guys have never done that I've heard I would cry. So you eliminate basically everything that gives you immediate gratification. Like why like watching TV that any social medias do in the meantime, you do stuff that's gonna benefit you more in the long run and gives you satisfaction in the long run. Like maybe like more like, more like reading books, like keeping your health up, like doing the passion projects. She looks stressed your journey looks over it already. She has even done this. Like, I'll send you a video. Guys, if you don't know what it is, I think was Matt dia Valley. He did it. Yes. He's done a serotonin detox content, I would highly recommend watching it. And I would recommend it to everybody. It goes you so much as a person. And also how

Jeanine Ikekhua 28:40
do I find the time?

Hamsata Mazou 28:41
You could do it over summer pass? You could

Alexis Grant 28:44
easily and like it's not many. Yeah. And it's like

Hamsata Mazou 28:48
allergies and stuff. So yeah, I mean, depending on I don't

Jeanine Ikekhua 28:50
know what you don't know, because I'm I'm doing work. I don't even know that. But like, I wouldn't be working. Let me actually take a break. Maybe I will try it.

Alexis Grant 28:58
You should definitely do it. It's really nice. And like, it also helps you because like because everything's so fast paced for us. Our attention spans are short. So if you do it for a long enough time, it helps like lengthen your intention span again. Yeah, just like resetting because you don't like resetting your system and

Hamsata Mazou 29:16
your attention span. So that makes sense. Yeah, like helps elongate it.

Jeanine Ikekhua 29:20
Yeah, like are you on tick tock? No. Okay, like, tick tock be doing too much. Yeah, to get rid of it.

Hamsata Mazou 29:25
I mean, I have it on my other phone. So I don't have access to that, folks. I leave it in my dorm. So I only go on at nighttime. And even then sometimes I feel like it's still bad because sometimes I'm like, Oh, I just want to pray. Now. I was like I need to get my tick tock on the day of the day, but sometimes we will Pinterest sometimes I'm like, I'm too tired. I really like I'm sleep over everything. So like if I'm really that tired, I'll just put it down. So but I wanted to ask I was gonna say like, what does a detox look for you guys like when you guys UD Toxis

Jeanine Ikekhua 30:02
I think mine will always be tied to like stepping away from social media. And like the most like my favorite one. And I think it's just like what I was saying, like, I heavily invest time into people. And sometimes like, I just want to, I don't want to be not responsible. But I just don't want to be accountable to people and things anymore. So I detox from people. Like I told my mom, I'm like, Mom, I will see you in two days. Like I'm not dead i But I will see you in two days. And I literally turn on my notifications off, but my family and they rarely ever contact me like I'm for immediate stuff. So

Alexis Grant 30:32
yes, me too. I just have to ignore everybody and off of like any social media or anything like that. I feel like I've done so many Instagram and social media detoxes that like even though I use like Instagram a lot, I'm not addicted to it anymore. And I don't use it as like a safecoat or anything like that. So I don't have to detox from Instagram anymore. Because it definitely used to be like something I relied on. Like how to go back to a lot. Same as like YouTube. Like I used to just like the littlest bit of stress, I'd go to YouTube and waste hours on YouTube. Yeah, so that's why I would doing them because I was like, I was like, wasting my life away low key. But I've like done it so many times. I've gotten I have good relationships with those things now. But yeah, but yeah, guys. That was us. Real quick, short, sweet, simple. Yeah.

Let us know if you guys do detoxes. Yeah. How you doing? What's your favorite detoxes? And what's your feeling on social media? Like What apps do you feel like have the most like addiction maybe or you are more addicted to Yeah, and if your life is balanced, and you know where you can tell us that on our Instagram, on blog, or podcast on

the black podcast, yes. And we'll see you next time. Hi, everyone.

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