High School Woes……and counting….

High School Woes….

We are living in highly competing times. Most of us face competition on a daily basis. Imagine being a high school senior with so much completion and facing high school woes every day. I have tried to list some woes that some of our high school students face on a daily basis.

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  1. Peer pressure.
  2. Too much homework which does not leave any time for any other type of growth.
  3. Education mainly based on tests.
  4. Actual learning seldom takes place.
  5. Usage of drugs and other banned substances in school.
  6. Not too much supervision.
  7. Lack of counselling.
  8. School budget problems.
  9. Family problems amongst students.
  10. One on one teaching for the students who are not used to group teaching.
  11. Not enough Highly Qualified Teachers.

I am asking for parents to input their ideas/remedies so that we can all participate in building our kids futures.

 

People don’t change…..

I have been travelling a lot lately. I have seen people from all over during my recent trips to New York and Atlanta. I have noticed that people don’t change easily whatever happens. Most of them stick to their daily routines and never think out of the box. What will happen if they think out of the box??.

                people don't change

Change is not bad, it’s just different. People are scared of change. They think something might go wrong if I don’t do what I am supposed to do.

When will they listen to their feelings and do what they want to do??

Some of them can’t coz they are too scared. Before you know it life will pass you by.

Did you realize that this year just started and we are already in August. Time flies. You have to realize that time will not wait for you. You have to keep up with time.

Some people plan and plan but things don’t work according to their plan.

Ways to make people change:

  1. Think about people who are close to you and show them that you care.
  2. Talk to them one on one and make them realize the importance of having a better relationship.
  3. Do what the people like even if it means to belittle you at times. This will make them realize that you are stooping low to make them happy which will initiate a change in them.

Realize the importance of living and not merely surviving. Living is fun and full of life.

So just don’t survive…..LIVE….

Memoir Madness-Near Death Experience-The challenge

Death is the ultimate truth. I learned this ultimate reality by climbing a very steep peak without any climbing gear. This incident happened when I was in college.

At one point of that climb, I slipped and was about to fall down but managed to get hold a shaft of grass which broke my fall. I realized that I was about to fall and die.

Panic overcame me and I started climbing faster. I did not look back and was so happy when I reached the top. After 15 minutes I looked down again and saw what I had just achieved.

I saw the steep peak and “Thanked God” and vowed never to climb again.

Memoir Madness-Near Death Experience-The challenge

Death is the ultimate truth. I learned this ultimate reality by climbing a very steep peak without any climbing gear. This incident happened when I was in college.

At one point of that climb, I slipped and was about to fall down but managed to get hold a shaft of grass which broke my fall. I realized that I was about to fall and die.

Panic overcame me and I started climbing faster. I did not look back and was so happy when I reached the top. After 15 minutes I looked down again and saw what I had just achieved.

I saw the steep peak and “Thanked God” and vowed never to climb again.

Memoir Madness-Near Death Experience-The challenge

Death is the ultimate truth. I learned this ultimate reality by climbing a very steep peak without any climbing gear. This incident happened when I was in college.

At one point of that climb, I slipped and was about to fall down but managed to get hold a shaft of grass which broke my fall. I realized that I was about to fall and die.

Panic overcame me and I started climbing faster. I did not look back and was so happy when I reached the top. After 15 minutes I looked down again and saw what I had just achieved.

I saw the steep peak and “Thanked God” and vowed never to climb again.

Memoir Madness-Near Death Experience-The challenge

Death is the ultimate truth. I learned this ultimate reality by climbing a very steep peak without any climbing gear. This incident happened when I was in college.

At one point of that climb, I slipped and was about to fall down but managed to get hold a shaft of grass which broke my fall. I realized that I was about to fall and die.

Panic overcame me and I started climbing faster. I did not look back and was so happy when I reached the top. After 15 minutes I looked down again and saw what I had just achieved.

I saw the steep peak and “Thanked God” and vowed never to climb again.

Angerometer…..Measure your anger….

Angerometer – How to Control Your Anger!

Studies say anger is a healthy, normal emotion. If a person can learn to control this emotion he/she can be closer to success sooner than one thinks. If a person has a short fuse and finds himself getting into arguments on a regular basis then this anger can have an impact on his/her career, health and personal relationships too.

Understand your anger: It’s normal to feel angry when you think that you have been wronged or mistreated or misguided. You have to learn to channel your anger to other sources of calmness and happiness. If you are hot tempered, you might think that you cannot control your temper, but you may have more control over your anger than you think. You can learn to express your feelings without hurting others and when you learn how to do that, you will feel better and more likely you will be more likely to get your needs met too.

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Techniques to control your anger:

  1. Relaxation: As soon as you get angry, try to relax and force your brain to think about something that calms you. It could be anything like, food, travel, clothes, computers…..etc. You can also take deep breaths and repeat a calming word in your brain like “relax” or “take it easy” or “all is well” or “everything will be alright”.
  2. Focus on your goals: After that initial relaxation, focus on what you really need to do. If you can relax by avoiding that person who made you angry, go ahead and do it. You will find that you can work towards your goals much better if you are relaxed.
  3. Communicate, communicate, communicate: Angry people tend to jump conclusions. You have to learn how to slow down if you are in a heated discussion. Listening is the key to solving many problems, so listen carefully what the other person has to say. Take your time responding back instead of saying the first thing that comes to your mind. In short you have to practice self -control.
  4. Laughter and humor: Humor can help you in defusing your anger. Jokes can lighten you up. If you know how to control your anger as soon as you get angry then you can use humor and laughter as the concluding steps to diffuse that situation. Even so laughing after being angry will help you motivate yourself.

The way you use to respond to differences and disagreements at home and work can create hostility and irreparable rifts or on the other hand it can create trust and safety. Learning how to resolve a conflict in a positive way will help you strengthen your relationships.