Meet one of our dearest members, Darren Overby. He is one of our beloved Treehouse Society members who found the Hostel Management. He founded HostelManagement.com in 2004 in the hopes to contribute management tools for potential hostel owners and workers internationally. His passion for sharing information, software, and technology to the hostel industry has developed into the #1 website for finding and sharing resources in the hostel industry. Read more about his intriguing and successful story!
What industry is your company in?
Hostels and budget travel.
Tell us about your background and how that led you to what you do today?
I have always had a curious fascination for the world. I used to love road trip vacations with my parents but I always wanted to go further. I was told international travel was expensive and beyond the financial reach of most people. Still, I used to spin the globe, stop it with a finger, and wonder what it was like in far off lands. Was it day or night? What language was being spoken? What would be the talk of the town at the moment? As soon as I was able, I joined the Navy since it was the only way I knew how to travel internationally without being rich.
While in the Navy we cruised to Townsville Australia. A friend Dave and I went scuba diving on Magnetic Island and met two beautiful and friendly Swedish women. At the end of our diving day, we missed the ferry to the mainland. It was then the Swedish women introduced us to the concept of a hostel. “A hospital?” we asked. “No, a hostel!” As it turned out, the place where we rented our scuba equipment was a hostel. Soon after that, as Dave and I settled in for a beer, I had my mind blown by the possibilities of travel. Backpackers began streaming to the hostel picnic tables with their round the world travel tales with little to no money. I was so excited. These backpackers were proof that I could travel the world on the extreme budget of a backpacker. Hostels would make my dreams of world travel possible.
Over the next 8 months or so, I become enthralled by the freedom of adventure that these international backpackers exhibited and I began spending my free moments reading books such as "Europe Through the Back Door" by Rick Steves and "Work Your Way Around the World" by Susan Griffith. I had planned to sell all my things of value (tools, cameras, etc) to fund my trip, however, my car was broken into and I lost everything. After selling my car I only had $1600 to my name. Still, I was determined. I got a one-way air courier flight to London and just like that, I was off. At first, my financial situation in Europe was a little scary. It became apparent that if I wanted to stay in Europe I would need to find work and fast and frequently as possible. Hostels turned out to be great little employment agencies for me. I volunteered to clean or do odd jobs at every hostel. Sometimes work was available to me, and sometimes it wasn’t. However, hostel receptionists frequently thought of me when the odd job was available. Sometimes a job would last only for a few hours and sometimes it would be a week but it was always interesting and afforded me a sense of freedom to roam from place to place that was fantastic.
If you have read this far, I should say there’s something I haven’t mentioned in the previous stories. I was painfully shy and always felt socially awkward and I knew it. It had always been a personal mission of mine to get over my inhibitions. Hostels helped me overcome this in two ways. First of all, people in hostels are for the most part VERY social and friendly. Hostels are the easiest place in the world to meet new friends. Second, the community in a hostel is constantly changing. As a shy person, I tended to be afraid of saying or doing something that I would be embarrassed by or chastised for. Since the community in a hostel is constantly changing I was able to “try myself on for size” and when I did I found people were not repulsed by my true nature, my true sense of humor. They were attracted to it! I highly recommend hostels for all shy people.
Eventually, I met the owner of the Inverness Student Hotel who offered me a job at his other hostel in Edinburgh called High Street Hostel. At the time, Peter MacMillan was a young ambitious entrepreneur making his way in the hostel industry. He was also a talented carpenter. Peter was very only with me about his business and let me travel back and forth between Edinburgh and Inverness. I learned a lot from Peter.
Scotland and Peter’s hostel became my base for further European adventures. I still worked along the way but I was learning new techniques for extending my travel budget. One strategy was researching for a travel guidebook. I found a book called Youth Accommodation Centres International on a hostel book exchange shelf. It was a self-published directory of hostels from Malta. I wrote to the publisher and asked if I could be a field researcher for his book. He sent me a letter attesting to this fact. Now I was able to call hostels in advance and tell them I was a “guidebook researcher”. This enabled me to stay for free at many hostels. Although, the book only listed hostel name, address and phone number I took notes about each hostel's facilities, amenities, and atmosphere. What I learned is a hostel's facilities and amenities were no indication of its atmosphere. Some hostels had a vibrant social atmosphere and others were devoid of “soul”. I studied what attributes (both operational and architectural) were correlated with a hostel’s community vibe. I would later apply this to my own hostel.
In Europe, I experienced humanity in a way I had not experienced during my upbringing in the US. When I made the decision to come back to my home country I was bound and determined to either find or create a hostel community in the US. I wanted to experience the life I had in Europe and make a living doing it. My first stop was Manhattan. I was totally broke when I arrived in Europe and again needed a job.
I decided the community and like-minded people I was looking for was most likely to exist in San Francisco. I asked my girlfriend, who I met in Scotland if she wanted to go to San Francisco with me to start a hostel. She had just graduated and said, “sure, I don’t have anything better to do!” Together we took somebody else’s car, by way of a Driveway, and drove to San Francisco. Within about a year, a proposal to many landlords and lots of trips to various city departments I managed to start our small hostel. Here I was able to test my various theories about creating a genuine and social community of international travelers. After 20 years, I’ve learned that what people say they want and what people REALLY want can be very different things. We operate from the premise that most people are inherently shy and need and appreciate a little help to be social with others. Our hostel is very unlike other hostels but it has an intensely social community that has a loyal and enthusiast following.
Back in 1992, I was already involved in the internet. I was intrigued by the possibility of people of the world communicating with each other and sharing what they know. Because I knew and was passionate about hostels I decided to write Frequently Asked Questions about Hostelling which was hosted on rec-travel libraries by Brian Lucas on Gopher servers at the University of Manitoba. At the bottom of the FAQ was my email address and I encouraged people to write me if they had further questions. I found the questions I received were along the lines of “do you know any other hostels in __________?” I learned that while there were about 11 hosteling organizations in the world and each of these organizations published book directories of hostels - they only listed hostels belonging to THEIR organization. I felt this was a problem. I decided there needed to be a database of ALL hostels. So I used my knowledge of computers and created “Hostels.com - The Internet Guide to Hostelling”.
After 27 years in business, I now operate HostelManagement.com (a website to help other people start hostels), HostelJobs.net (a website for people to find jobs in hostels) and OurHostels.com (a website for travelers to find and direct book hostels). We provide information and software to help their hostel be profitable.
Who is your role model?
Elon Musk - because he sees some important problem in the world and works hard to solve them
What makes your company special?
Rather than be just another online travel agency like booking.com or hostelworld.com (sites that end up costing travelers 15-25% more on every booking). We provide hostels with the tools and knowledge to control their destiny and receive more direct bookings. We also help travelers find and direct book hostels to save money.
What are your biggest achievements and/or failures?
Building several lifestyle businesses without the use of investors that give me the freedom to do whatever I want to do.
How did you end up in Treehouse Society and why did you decide to stay longer?
The coworking business I tried never worked as well as the Treehouse Society because it ended up catching on fire in the middle of the night, unfortunately. I wanted to find coworking space where it wasn’t too big like WeWork. Because then, everyone is just minding their own business but I liked the small friendly community that Treehouse has to offer. This is one of the reasons why I decided to stay longer with Treehouse. Another reason is that it’s a simple yet effective coworking place with a good community of people at a reasonable price and that is what I needed for my hostel.
Any advice for the future hoteliers?
Dream big - Start small - Work hard - Move fast (borrowed from Stride Travel)
by Rachel Kim
Who even has enough time to prepare their meals in a busy city like San Francisco? Even if you had the time in your hands, how can you possibly cook 3 times a day for 7 days a week? To possibly reduce some time in cooking and the stress that comes with it, this is why engineers and innovators have created genius apps in the hopes of reducing overwhelm in meal preparations.
Here are some of the apps you can look into:
Subscribe to Mealpal for a $6 lunch on a monthly basis where you have the list of restaurants to choose your lunch the day before from 5 pm to the following day at 9:30 am. When you pick up your food, make sure to scan your QR code to let them know that you picked up your food. This ensures the restaurant owners that strangers didn’t pick up your food!
If you don’t like to wait in line to get your lunch or too busy to pick up your meal, get Ritual. It lets you skip lines and allows your coworkers to pick up your meal. Moreover, you can earn Ritual points where every $1 you spend, you get 10 points. Once you earn 10,000 points, you can redeem it by receiving the $10 credit for the app. Unlike Mealpal, you don’t have to order the meal 5pm the day before. Therefore, if you can order your lunch whenever you want and wait for 10-15 for them to prepare your meal.
Tired of cooking meals? Then get Postmates! Think of Postmates as Uber for food. Get anything (yes, that includes alcohol) delivered to your doorstep with a small fee. If your order from a restaurant/store that Postmates has partnered with, you will pay $3.99. However, Postmates will still deliver from shops that they haven’t partnered with for $5.99. If you don’t like paying 4-6 dollars every time you order, you can subscribe to their monthly membership for $9.99 or $89.99 for the yearly membership with the condition of ordering at least $20 dollars.
Postmates isn’t available in your city? Then download Grubhub. Grubhub is basically the same as Posthub except it is available in 16,000 cities in the US and it’s also available in London. Grubhub also has the largest market share in terms of food delivery apps. Plus, there are no extra charges like Postmates. You will only get charged for what the restaurant charges you. However, if you are a generous person, feel free to tip the driver! Also, Grubhub has way better customer service.
Not everyone has a big enough family to order $20 at a minimum. If you don’t want that minimum charge and especially if you live by yourself in a big city like SF, use Doordash. They also won’t charge you for blitz pricing and have the same pricing as the restaurant plus just the delivery fee that is designated to the area.
by Catherine Choy
We All Scream for Ice Cream!
In July, the temperature rises and so does our craving for ice cream. Thankfully, July is National Ice Cream Month! And yes, this is a real thing.
It all started in 1984 when Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky sponsored a Joint resolution 298 followed by a Joint resolution 543 in the U.S. House of Representatives sponsored by Representative Kika de la Garza of Texas. In the same year, President Ronald Raegan signed a presidential proclamation that designated July the nation’s National Ice Cream Month and labeled the third Sunday of July National Ice Cream Day. This year, the third Sunday of July lands on the 21st which is a perfect day to binge eat your favorite ice cream flavors.
The proclamation encouraged citizens to pay tribute to National Ice Cream Day by attending “appropriate ceremonies and activities” and emphasized that it is simply our duty as Americans to participate. This should not be difficult considering that Americans eat more ice cream than any other country in the world. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream each year.
Ice cream companies contribute immensely to the nation’s economy by providing direct jobs and earning sales. According to Dairy Delivers, the nation’s ice cream industry earns and contributes 39 billion dollars to the United States economy and provides more than 180,000 jobs for people across the country. Now, that is something to celebrate!
Various shops and vendors in San Francisco will offer sweet and cheap deals on this sweet day. These include popular stores such as Baskin Robbins, CREAM, Dippin Dots, and Sonic. Am event that one should definitely consider attending is The Scoop. The Scoop will be located at the SoMa StrEat Food Park or 428 11th Street, SF 94103. The event will be held on Sunday, July 21st from 11am-5pm. More than 15 vendors will be there to serve over 50 different flavors of ice cream for everyone. A $5 admission fee will be required but will remain free for children ages 10 and under. The event is open for everyone, dogs included! A DJ will also be there to blast music you can dance to as you enjoy your scooped, swirled, or rolled ice cream.
There are over a thousand ice cream flavors created today and July is a great time to grab your favorite one with your family and friends. You are also welcome to join everyone here at Treehouse Society on National Ice Cream Day! This will be a great opportunity to network and try out exquisite ice cream flavors from Bi-Rite, one of the most famous ice cream shops in San Francisco. We will also be holding a coworking day which means a day full of collaborating and creating. This event will be held from 10am-5pm.
As the famous English art historian, Iain Pears, once said, “A day without ice cream was a day wasted”, so be sure to not waste your day! Celebrate, eat delicious ice cream, and network with us at our Ice Cream Social Coworking Day as well!
Being under the influence sounds like a counter-intuitive way to get work done, but recent studies have shown that drinking and working might actually be a great hack! Like what Ernest Hemmingway said, “Write drunk, edit sober.” Here are five reasons why you should be drinking more often while working!
1. Bringing creativity to solve your problems
2. It lowers your stress level
3. It improves your memory
4. It adds some entertainment to a meeting
5. It gets you more social
In different cultures across the globe, drinking is associated as a socializing beverage.
Of course, just because of all the benefits of drinking doesn’t mean you should be drinking every minute. Learn to have limits of just use alcohol as an occasional tool! Come to our wine and work session to practice using wine as a tool creativity hack!
by Rachel Kim
San Francisco has been the hub for many startups for a number of years. The reasons seem very self-explanatory if you ever step foot in the Bay Area. People are willing to connect and offer help to others. This strong characteristic of this city attracts many entrepreneurs and many talented people. Most startups who start here have a bigger chance to become mainstream than if they started somewhere else.
Here are some list of startups to look out for:
“Brex provides corporate credit cards to technology startups of all sizes and have 20x higher limits, automatic expense management, and integrates receipts into accounting systems.”
“Plaid focuses on easy access to financial services through technology by creating beautiful customer experiences and develop intelligent tools that allow everyone to create products to solve big problems.”
“Aims to make everyone happy and healthier by providing different audio tracks for
meditation and relaxation.”
“Allows citizens, scientists, and patients to learn more about human microbiome with remarkable accuracy and speed”
“Develop software where everyone can contribute to the software development lifecycle used by more than 100,000 companies.”
“A digital currency wallet where customers and merchants can transact new digital currencies such as bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.”
“Creators and creatives around the world can build the tools that meet their needs by democratizing software creation.”
“Combine 3D graphics, computer vision, and curation to change the way we imagine, design and create homes and spaces.”
“Make wearable devices that fit seamlessly into their daily lives by having a complete view of daily activities and sleeping patterns 24/7.”
“On-demand healthcare mobile platform and birth control delivery company which prescribes few medications in 90 minutes.”
“Allows companies and frontline employees to communicate with each other more effectively and stay engaged.”
“Beautifully designed shoes that are made out of plastic water bottles.”
“Allows intelligent users to quickly, easily and cheaply innovate by removing barriers and risk to make apps.”
“Enables consumer financial and smartphone technology accessible to people worldwide.”
“Aims to assist companies to communicate and manage in a simple and smart way.”
Although San Francisco is expensive, it might be worth it to start your business here. As you can tell from this list of the most 15 promising startups, most of them started here.
There a few myths about starting a business. Finding a co-founder is one of those myths. In order for a startup to succeed, finding the right team is important. A good founder is almost like a dream like a great marriage. It is a good concept of trust, loyalty, division of labor, and support, but not everyone can find a perfect partner to provide that. One can search for months, sometimes years to find the one. But, do you really need the one? Can you do it by yourself?
For the record, although many people try to push the myth of the importance of a co-founder, it might not be a happily ever after story just because you have a co-founder. Cofounder conflict is actually one of the leading reasons for early-stage companies failing. A cofounder relationship could be harder than marriage. It goes beyond just a business person finding a tech person like how marriage goes beyond just love. A proper cofounder relationship requires the co-founders to at least have common principles, share the same goal, understand boundaries, and not take everything too seriously. This all makes finding a co-founder a very hard task.
The good news is: Maybe you don’t need a co-founder! A study by Crunchbase in 2016 shows that many startups had successful exits only had an average of 1.72 founders. This means that many startups were led by only one founder. This should be reassuring if you can’t find a co-founder or if your team recently left you. You can still do it!
However, the road down solopreneurship might be difficult. You might be at events where people ask about your team. People might not have the confidence to fund your company as you are the only founder. It takes a lot of perseverance to get through and become a solopreneur, but there are people who have done it. For example, Jeff Bezos is one of those solo founders who founded Amazon. Of course, there are other companies that were founded without co-founders such as eBay, Ford, Tumblr, Umami Burger, and Wonderbra.
Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger started his chain by himself and didn’t believe in having a co-founder. He hired labor off Craigslist for $10 an hour and did the rest himself. He hustled and the rest is history. His chain is one of the most successful chains in the burger industry.
Being a solopreneur allows you to not compromise on your vision. It allows you to have the freedom to pursue whatever you want to do. Just because the world is telling you about getting a co-founder doesn’t mean it is necessary. You too can be a single, independent solopreneur.
Of course, being a solopreneur could get lonely. Come in and connect with other founders at Treehouse Society!
In the early morning of June 28, 1969, the police officers raided in to the Stonewall Inn arresting 13 people including employees and people who violated the state’s gender appropriate clothing statue. Patrons and neighborhood residents who got fed up with constant harassment and discrimination, gathered outside the bar which instantly led to a riot when an officer hit a lesbian woman. To honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, people across the nation celebrate and support LGBTQ community every June. Many events occur during June, however renowned parade is held on the last Sunday to commemorate anniversary of Stonewall Riots.
Fast forward, in June 2015, same sex marriage became legal. Furthermore, Pride month is a great opportunity to peacefully advocate current issues that the community faces as well as memorials to those members who have been lost to hate crimes of HIV/AIDS.
Although Stonewall Riots was the turning point of modern LGBTQ rights movement, San Francisco has a longer history of LGBTQ community. It dates as far back as 1908 when the first gay bar opened. In 1951, the California Supreme Court permitted gays the right to assemble social and political groups in the San Francisco. 10 years later, Jose Sarria runs for supervisor as the first openly gay candidate for public officer in the United States. In 1964 LIFE magazine announces San Francisco as the “Gay Capital of America”. Several years later, San Francisco held its first Pride Parade with 2,000 merchers and 15,000 speculators. The rainbow flag debuts at the San Francisco in 1978 which still is the symbol of the movement. In the early 2000’s, San Francisco mayor authorizing marriage license to same sex couples.
To demonstrate the awareness, various events across the country are held by joining parades and advocating local events. Here are some iconic events in SF to look out for:
Boat party for LGBT women who love to dance.
Rooftop Yoga 13th
Yoga at the westfield rooftop and hangout after class for refreshments and a beautiful view
StartOut Pride 19th
Fun and high quality networking at Yelp
San Francisco’s international LGBTQ film festival
Fresh Meat Festival 20th-22nd
Acts from opera to boyband to show inclusiveness.
Celebrate Pride with Gong.io
Networking with LGBTQ + Tech communities. Panel discussion on diversity and inclusion
Of course, San Francisco Pride Parade 29th-30th
Highlight event of the Pride month. At the Market street from Beale to 8th.
And of course, we are very excited to celebrate the grit, strength, and determination of the community at our LGBTQ Pride Coworking Day!
As a freelancer, you never know where your life might bring you. You could be in an Uber on your way to a client meeting or working nonstop until 2 am. Life might be unstable, but your meals shouldn’t be.
Meal prep not only build some stability in your life, but it also helps to prevent you from being “hangry”, which might harm your customer relationship. Even if you are not meal prepping, it is a great idea to bring some snacks with you to keep your energy up.
Here are 5 steps to start meal prepping to conquer your day:
1. Know your objectives-
Like anything else in life, you need to figure out your objective with meal prep. Is it to increase your intake of fiber? Is it because you want to save money? Increase the intake of protein and build more muscles? Figure out your objective before you come up with a plan
2. Find Recipes-
After finding your objectives, find recipes that would fit your objectives. Experiment with it to make sure they taste good so you can stick to your meal prep plan. If the recipes aren’t great, find something else that suits your taste buds better. No one wants to eat a bad meal. And if the food tastes horrible, you might leave it in the fridge to rot instead of being motivated to bring it to work. Depending on your skillset, you want to find recipes that match your skill level instead of being frustrated by a complicated recipe with over 50 ingredients.
3. Start Small-
After finding a recipe, start small. A small batch could be less overwhelming and also, if you hate the recipe, you will be wasting less food than if you had started out making a big batch. Again, test, experiment, and repeat. If you like a recipe you tested, make a batch slightly bigger than your regular dinner and pack the leftover for the next day. Boom! You meal prepped!
4. Get Containers-
One of the objectives of meal prepping is to reduce waste, so make sure to get durable, reusable containers so you can pack your meals for the week.
5. Figure Out Your Schedule-
It takes planning to meal prep. Figure out your schedule and plan ahead. Allow yourself a slot in the week such as a time in the weekend to meal prep for the week. This could be a time that you grocery shop and cook.
Treehouse Society has a half-sized kitchen for the meals you prepped!
March is Women’s History Month. Women have made genius inventions throughout history. This post is about the life-changing inventions by badass women. They contributed to inventions ranging from computer programming to X-rays to telecommunications.
Radioactivity- Invented by Marie Curie, a Polish and naturalized-French scientist who researched on radioactivity. She discovered two elements, polonium, and radium. At the time of her discovery, people were unaware of the effects of radiation exposure and she worked unprotected in a converted shed next to the School of Physics and Chemistry of Ecole Normale Superieure where she taught. On top of working unprotected, the shed itself was poorly ventilated and not even waterproof. Her work did not end there. During World War 1, she developed mobile radiography units to provide X-ray services to field hospitals. She is the only first person to win the Nobel Prize twice.
Computer programming- Invented by Ada Lovelace, who was an English mathematician and writer. She is also the only legitimate child of Lord Byron and Lady Byron. She published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
Computer Language Compiler- Invented by Grace Hopper, an American computer scientist, and United States Navy rear admiral. She had always dreamed of a programming language written in English and invented the first computer compiler that the world has ever seen. She obtained her Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University and was a professor of mathematics at Vassar College before she joined the Navy Reserve during WW2. She also popularized the phrase, “computer bugs”.
Recursive Function- Invented by Rozsa Peters, who was a Hungarian mathematician and logician. During the war, she was banned from teaching due to her Jewish origin and was also confined in a ghetto in Budapest. During the time, she wrote her book, “Playing with Infinity: Mathematical Explorations and Excursions. After the war ended, she was able to receive her first full-time teaching appointment at the Budapest Teachers’ Training College. By 1951, she published a key finding on “Recursive Functions” and continued to publish important papers on recursive theory throughout her life. By the mid-1950s, Peter applied recursive function theory to computers.
Telecommunications Technology- Invented by Shirley Ann Jackson, an American physicist. She was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate degree at MIT. She started working at the Theoretical Physics Researcher Department at Bell Laboratories in 1976 where she researched the optical and electronic properties of 2 dimensional and quasi-two-dimensional system. Her research eventually enabled others to invent the portable fax, touch-tone telephone, solar cells, fiber optic cables, caller ID, call waiting, and etc.
Without these badass women, our modern world would look very different. We might still be communicating via pigeons delivery and never be able to check out our bodies by X-Ray when we break our bones.
High demands from work can cause a lot of stress or threats in life. Stress is a way for your body to respond to react to its environment into a “fight-or-flight” response. It is your body’s way of protecting you. If you deal with the stress properly, it will help with focus and being more alert/ However, if dealt with improperly, it could cause weakening of immune system and long term stress could lower life expectancy.
Sometimes, stress could be an addicting feeling since it gives you a sense of thrill and adrenaline going through your body. It almost feels like you are being productive, even though in reality, you are just sitting there stressing. There are people out there that confuse stress with productivity. If asked what they achieved all day, they probably will tell you that they felt as if they were productive, but in reality, have achieved nothing on their list. On top of that, the stress will probably kill them in the long run.
There are causes of stress which could be caused internally or from the environment. Internally, it could be caused by insecurity, pessimistic worldview, negative self-talk, perfectionism, being rigid, and inability to adapt. Externally, it could be caused by work demand, life changes, financial burden, and lack of time to relax. The news and media could also be a huge factor of stress as well given our current day political climate. Although stress could be an external factor, if dealt with correctly internally, it could be channeled into positive energy.
Here are some ideas on dealing with stress so it won’t kill you.
~Taking a deep breath to regulate your senses, especially when hearing of hard news.
~Learn how to take time off work, and that Rome wasn’t built in one day. Some people go so hard that they burned themselves in their work within a short term of starting a project.
~Go on a walk while brainstorming to think of the big picture.
~Learn work-life balance and spend time with people whom you feel understand you.
~Hit the gym to get your endorphins kicking.
~Meditate for ten minutes to help you control stress, decrease anxiety, and improve cardiovascular health. (Not sure how to meditate? Join us on Meditation Monday!)
~Decrease your caffeine intake to lower your cortisol level. Since both caffeine and stress can elevate cortisol level, your mood could soar and plummet with it, causing a higher amount of stress and harming your health.
~Deal with problems when they arise, not dreaming of potential problems that might happen. Sometimes, overthinking would kill more stress than necessary.
~Cut out alcohol in your life. Even if alcohol makes you feel good in the short term, but could have long term psychological and medical impact, which will do more harm than good.
Make sure to not be too hard on yourself internally as self-criticism isn’t going to help with any situation. Staying positive while working to lower the amount of stress and stay productive.
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