Showing posts with label Social Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Life. Show all posts

How To Make Your Guests Feel At Home

You always might’ve had problems when it came to playing host for a couple of days for some relatives or friends, which came from a different city or country. 

You are definitely a welcoming and warm host but you had nothing to tell or do about the space you are providing them with. 

You only have 2 or three rooms and if you are lucky two bathrooms after all. 

But you don’t need a villa to make your guests feel at home. 

To make their days and nights in your house as pleasant as possible, just try and follow some of the advice bellow.

A healthy and calm sleep

You will win the hearts of your guests with a comfortable big and soft bed.

 The bed is  a necessary ingredient and an element on which depends the room arrangements in luxury hotels. 

A good night sleep makes wonders. 

Maybe you don’t have a special budget for this things but it is better to offer your guests the bed you would love to sleep in. 

A couch just doesn’t make the trick, especially if it is placed in the living room, and everybody passes through while your guests are trying to sleep.

Invest money in quality bedroom furniture and your guests will thank you for your decision the next morning.

 And don’t forget about pillows! A fluffy soft pillow that sends you directly to the world of dreams is the best thing for a perfect sleep.

The desk lamp, an important object

Make sure there is enough light in the room you will host your guests in. 

Many people rather read a book before they go to sleep, so it is preferable that they have at the high end of their bed on a night stand a lamp, for reading, that can be turned on and off without having to get out of bed.

Create a home away from home
If your guests will stay over for more than a night, they won’t feel right without a table or a desk to write on. 

They might need to put order in different bills, to organize their wallet or purse, to list the details for the remaining of their trip and all these are not possible without a desk at their disposal.
A house robe and slippers to maximum comfort!
It is well known that when you go on a trip you rarely get to actually pack the bags properly and to get along all those things that actually make you feel at home. 
 The robe and the slippers are in this category and they also are probably the first things you will not pack when planning a trip.

 So you must provide your guests with them, they need these to feel more at home.
A bookshelf full of books
What can be better on a trip than retrieving your calm amongst the pages of a good book? If you just finished reading an exceptional novel then you should borrow it to your guests. 

This is actually a very good idea, especially because your discussions about the subjects this book deals with will be fun and constructive.
The last touch
You cannot fail with a vase full of fresh flowers, placed right on the table in their room. 

You can decorate the room with seasonal flowers, your favorite flowers or your guests’ favorite flowers if you know that about them.
 A bowl of water and glasses, a radio-clock, a body lotion are useful objects that we all have on your nightstands.

Vitually In Love

In the past, lovers used to send each other love letters that, despite obstacles and distance, kept their relationship vibrant. This way, the long waiting period till they could see each other again seemed bearable.
Today, the internet became a new messenger for the lonely ones, the ones searching for a relationship or persons that want to communicate with off-shares friends or lovers and family.

            Aside words, in a face to face encounter partners exchange gestures, looks, caresses, inviting each other to go on. The look in her eyes can encourage you; his smile can show you how happy he is to be in your company.
Distance relationships don’t give you the advantage of seeing the gestures and reactions of the other person. You are never quite certain that your message will be appreciated. 
There are many factors that influence the chances to receive an answer that can live up to expectations. Despite this reality, you must use wisely the minimum of control you hold.
When sending that email, you must create an adequate atmosphere by choosing an appealing subject for your email. Write something like “For your eyes only” or “To read when you need me”.

You must always state clearly your desires and be much more forward online than in real life. If you are not, the other person might think you have forgotten everything you had.

Creating a romantic atmosphere over the internet can be tricky, but if you both want it, it can be done. All you have to do is help each other. If you are trying to understand the other person’s reaction, just test them.

 Send emails that use a personal tone, full of big words and somehow try to set them in an imaginary romantic and ideal world. Some world you can now refer to as your world, a world that might appeal to your interlocutor.

If you have an email describing events from your friends life, pay attention to them. Try to show you really read the email by referring to each and every moment described in a different sentence. Have opinions and give advice.

When romantically corresponding, you must rise above your real experiences. If In real life you are shy, here you are not allowed to. Just relax and create a romantic atmosphere in your room and the right words will appear themselves.

How Past Experiences Affect Your Life

Sociologist Herbert Mead developed a theory known as social behaviorism, which helped explained why past social experiences help form an individuals’ personality. Mead did not believe that personality was developed by drives or biologically, but more on terms socially.  He stated that the self only developed when people interact with one another.

 Without the interaction of other people an individual can’t develop a personality. An example of this is if a child is left in total isolation for a long period of time then they don’t mature both physically or mentally. 

Next, social experience is crucial, and this includes the exchange of symbols. Only people attach meanings to words and symbols. If you tell a dog to sit and it obeys then you may give it a snack. However, this doesn’t mean it knows why to sit down, but it does so to get food. You can tell a dog to sit for numerous of reasons such as wanting to impress your friends, or to calm it down because it is running all over the place. 

Also, Mead noted that understanding individual intentions is critical.  This will help us to analyze how an individual will respond even before we act.  For example, when we’re driving we all anticipate what others may do because of experience. If an individual behinds you is speeding up rather quickly, then you can assume that they are about to switch lanes, or you can assume that they are in a rush and need to get somewhere quickly. 

Mead refers to this as taking another individual’s role.  Another important theory that is related to social behaviorism is the looking-glass self. This is basically like mirroring what we think others think of us.  If we think others view you as being “good looking,” then you will see yourself as being good looking, or if you think people think that you are fat then you will have that image of yourself. People take the roles of other people during development. Infants have very little knowledge so they tend to mimic others.

 Children often have creative minds and take on roles of other significant others or people such as parents that have a special importance in their   social development.  For example, children will play house in which someone will take the role of a mother while another take that of a father. As they age children will learn to take various roles and adjust to their surroundings. As we continue to age we will continue to see changes in our social life. 

There are a lot of critics of Mead’s theories and some claim that he focus too much on the society in developing an individual’s behavior. Another sociologist Erik H. Erikson stated that unlike Freud who believed that personality was pretty much set in stone in the first couple of years of an individual’s life, that personality changes in stages and occurs all the way up to death. His theory is not all that accurate as well, because people experience changes in different orders and time.

 Through all of the disagreements, sociologists generally agree on this main idea, and that is that the family has the greatest impact on an individual’s socialization abilities. When an individual is an infant they have no control and usually rely on their parents and family members to help nurture them. Through family they learn several of communication techniques such as trust, culture, and beliefs. 

 Don’t get me wrong, not all learning comes solely from family; they can come from the environment as well because in a lot of cultures they use the environment to help raise a child. I guess the saying is true in which it takes a “village to raise a child.” It may not be surprising to you that different social classes tend to raise their children differently. An interesting survey that happened in the United States compared what a lower class family would want in a child compared to that of an upper class family.   

A lower class family would usually favor obedience and conformity while an upper class family would tend to favor creativity and good judgment (NORS, 2003). Have you ever wondered why? Well the reason is lower class workers tend to have jobs that they must be very obedient in and are highly supervised. Subconsciously they are gearing their children towards that route and will even use physical punishment to achieve it. In upper class workers they tend to have jobs that inspire individuality and creativity which is very similar to the traits they would like to have in their children.

 School also has a large effect on an individual’s personalities. If you think about it you spend a huge chunk of time each day at school. It’s also interesting to note that children tend to play with people as the same race and gender, and that boys are more physical and aggressive while girls are more well behaved.

 Boys also tend to find abstract activities more interesting like video games and girls tend to be more artistic. The same thing follows when they get to college because boys tend to major in physical sciences, and computing while girls usually major in humanities and arts. In school is where children discover peer groups or individual that has similar interest as themselves.

  People tend o indemnify more with their peer groups and can have conversations about things they understand like clothes, music, and style.  Peer groups are a way for individuals to escape adult supervision, and people are usually more out spoken in peer groups.  During the adolescent years people tend to identify more with their peer groups because they identify themselves as an adult and that is also a time in which parents are concerned about who their children hang around because they know that who they hang around influence their behavior deeply. 

 During these years the mass media heavily affects individuals as well.  Studies have showed that television have made people more passive and lessoned their creativity.  In the United States we spend he most time watching television and own the most T.V sets per household.