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Self-discipline is self-control and self-restraint.
Self-discipline is self-reliance and independence.
Students who exercise self-discipline:
Complete their assignments
Stay on task
Wait to be called on
Work toward personal and community goals
Try again and again
Ignore peer pressure
Choose productive rather than destructive activities
Control their tempers
Eight ways to strengthen your self-discipline
Decide that you really want to be someone who's self-disciplined.
Your desire will motivate you to make good choices.
Make a personal commitment to develop and strengthen these traits.
Write down specific things to do.
Learn the rules that determine what you can and cannot do.
Be accountable. Accept responsibility for your own behavior. Don't
blame others for your actions and decisions.
Practice. Self-discipline is something you can teach yourself. For
example, set aside time to read more or to clean up.
Do activities that enhance your self-discipline like yoga, walking,
rock-climbing, practicing a musical instrument.
Eliminate harmful habits. For example, if you spend several hours
each week watching violent videos or tv programs, make a conscious
decision to spend your time in healthier, more productive ways.
Start a self-discipline group to plan and carry out activities.
Brainstorm a list of problems that might result from a lack of
self-discipline: personal appearance, physical-mental-emotional
health, school success, life success, friendships, job performance,
talents, participation in family-clubs-community-faith, marriage,
Do silly exercises to strengthen your self-discipline like not
Role-play how you might talk with a younger brother or sister who is
demonstrating a lack of self-discipline.
Write or tell a chain story about a make-believe prince or princess
who has no self-discipline.
Interview scientists, engineers, doctors, and other people to learn
the role of self-discipline in training for their careers and in
Investigate different animal species to learn if they use
discipline. Is misbehavior punished in young or in a group situation?
Examine nature to find examples of discipline and order such as
Explore tessellations (repeating geometric patterns).
Research discipline in history.
Draw cartoons showing examples of self-discipline vs. no discipline.
Write new lyrics to a popular song that encourage self-discipline,
self-restraint, and self-reliance.
Explore musical dynamics and control.
Learn about self-discipline in sports.
Play a "stop-wait-go" game thinking of different situations.
SHARING AND CARING What is
Sharing is giving, service, love, helpfulness.
Sharing is kindness, generosity, unselfishness, sacrifice.
Ways to show you care and can share:
With your actions
With your words
With your thoughts
With material gifts
With your actions
You might make your parents' bed, rake leaves off the lawn, tutor a
younger child, open a door for someone, or sit with someone
unpopular at lunch.
Spend an hour listening to a lonely person.
Be helpful and kind to someone who needs a hand.
With your words
Say kind things to and about other people.
Offer advice when it's wanted and sympathy when it's needed.
Don't spread gossip, rumors, or cruel stories, even if they are true.
Sometimes silence is golden; sometimes the kindest words are those
that aren't spoken.
With your thoughts
Positive thoughts and prayers can be very powerful.
You can do an act of kindness for another person merely by thinking
good thoughts about him or her.
Other people will feel the positive thoughts you sent their way.
With material gifts
Try giving household items to the homeless or poor, donating trees
to your community, buying a shirt for your brother or chocolates for
Don't limit your gifts to special occasions (charity drives,
Give when you're in the mood and when you're not. Do it just because.
Write in your journal about a time when someone was kind to you or
did a service for you. How did you feel?
Read a biography about a famous philanthropist - someone who has
dedicated his or her life to improving the lives of others.
Learn about the welfare system.
Research how other countries have cared for their citizens through
history in times of greatest need such as disasters, wars, poverty,
Do a "secret service" or a project in which you do something nice
for others without telling them.
Write your own "random acts" of sharing book.
Brainstorm a list of possible needs and wants for various people.
Help fulfill those needs.
Start a kindness "chain reaction."
Write a skit about sharing and ways to serve others.
Make "I Care" kits - for a new student, for people who have suffered
a misfortune such as a loss of a pet, home.
Collect songs about caring and sharing.
Be a caring team player. Brainstorm ways to support team members
when they make mistakes, have poor skills, or insult each other.
Start a service project
Research your project.
Form a team.
Find a sponsor.
Make a plan.
Consider the recipient.
Decide where you will perform your service.
Get any permissions you need to proceed.
Fund-raise if necessary.
When your project has ended, evaluate it. Reflect and see what has
been accomplished. Are there things that can be improved the next
IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CONTROL. (ABSTRACT)
Sometime people lose their cool and do unreasonable things which are
not at their own best interest because of lacking self control, the
ability to understand emotions and their impact then decides proper
action. Self control is often regarded as one of the most important
characteristic in the emotional intelligent because it has direct
impact on our life. It may help children to have better achievement
in their academic by help them remain patient, resist frustration
arise from studies and temptation which would preclude them from
studies. Moreover, self control is important for one’s career as the
management of a company should acquired as they need to calm, clear
and focus. In addition, emotional regulation may also help people in
interpersonal relationship with their lover, families and others as
good control of emotion reduces the chances of conflict which makes
others feel bad and have negative recognition of that person
regardless of the reason behind. Besides, self control also plays an
important role in maintaining harmony in a community by cool our
head down and let us think out of the box and help us free from
misunderstanding other cultural or divergent of belief. Lastly
self-control may also help us to overcome difficulties by help us to
let go of the negative feeling which may avert us to solve our
Some very important key words for the success of the human being.
Self-control; politeness; hard-working; self-conscience;
self-assessment; self-critical; self-management; autonomy;
self-government; independence; self-esteem; respect; cooperation;
motivation; self-confidence; pluralism; tolerance; learning to learn;
permanent education; rules; law; perseverance; responsability;
pragmatism; honesty; self-discipline.
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WE ARE WHAT WE DO.
How can you change the world? We Are
What We Do is a new kind of movement inspiring people to change the
world one small action at a time.
Our philosophy is simple: small actions x lots of people = big
We have the 130 small things that you can do to change really big
things. Pick an action, track it here, and see how it all adds up.
Actions to change the world
Here's our list of simple, everyday actions you can do to help
change the world (and have fun while you're doing it). It could be
doing something for the community like shopping locally, something
for the environment like avoiding plastic bags, or something for you,
like learning to paint, sing or speak Spanish... These simple
actions come from 'Change the World for a Fiver' and 'Change the
World 9 to 5' Click to see the list by book.So how does this work?
Click on an action to see what it's all about or, if you 're ready
to do the do, tick each action you have completed and press the "Done!"
button down below. Your actions will be added to the total, there on
the top-right. Just like that.
1) Decline plastic bags wherever possible.
Every person in the UK uses up to 167 plastic bags every year.
That's 10 billion bags all together. All sitting in huge land fill
sites producing tons of methane gas. And methane gas contributes to
global warming. All this from a humble shopping bag. And if you
consider a plastic bag can take up to 500 years to decay you realise
that; 'Houston, we've got a problem.' So, where to start in helping
to reduce our growing bag mountain? Well, there is an alternative.
It's called a shopping bag and apparently in France, it's very chic.
Failing that, start by just using fewer bags at the check out, or
better still, take old bags with you to the shops when you can.
Maybe we can influence supermarkets to supply biodegradable bags.
When they smile sweetly in a helpful manner and offer you a bag just
remind them politely they're not, in fact, being very helpful. One
thing is certain, with very little effort we can all use fewer than
167 bags a year.
2) Read a story with a child
When kids ask you to read a story to them it's because they know
something you don't. They know you'll both feel richer for the
experience (they know they'll get an extra half hour before bed as
well). Remember how much you enjoyed the experience as a kid - how
your imagination was captivated. Well now it's your turn to pass on
that feeling and experience how rewarding storytelling really is.
And not having kids is no excuse. Read to a nephew or niece, a
godchild or friend's child. Local schools and libraries are often
crying out for people to read to pupils. Reading and listening to
books actually rewires a child's brain, speeds up their grasp of
language, helps reduce stress and boosts self esteem. So how
terrible that 60% of children go to bed without a story.
Can't find a book they like or aren't bored with, by the fifteenth
visit? Make up your own stories. You might be quite good at it.
3) Fit at least one energy-saving light bulb
They're not cheap, these energy saving light bulbs, but over their
lifetime they'll save you 65 quid and a lot more besides. And we're
not just talking about the pain of getting the wobbly step ladder
out from under the stairs but the environmental saving this small
action can make. Most of us use light bulbs designed about 100 years
ago, inefficiently producing nearly as much heat as light. And it
doesn't end there, along with heat they produce carbon dioxide the
nasty little gas that helps cause global warming. In fact if every
British household fitted just three bulbs enough energy would be
saved to supply the entire country's urban lighting. (who does work
this stuff out?). So lower bills over a year and a cleaner planet...
err, why wouldn't you adopt this action?
4) Learn basic first aid
It takes fifty hours to learn to drive but only two to learn how to
save a life. What else are you going to do in that time that is
going to make such a difference? Watch 'stars in their eyes' twice
over? It can take just four minutes for someone with a blocked
airway to die, but eight minutes for an ambulance crew to arrive.
Your two hour training would show you how to save that life
immediately. The idea of saving someone's life is cool. In fact,
it's about as cool as you can possibly get, especially when you
realise that statistically the person you help is unlikely to be a
stranger. They're more likely to be a friend or relative. Imagine
saving your best friend's life.
Imagine giving up two hours of your incredibly busy schedule
juggling the school run, food for the weekend and sending emails,
with something really important. Both St. John Ambulance and the Red
Cross have essential skill courses find out more at
5) Smile and smile back
Are you a smiler? Chances are you could make a bit more effort. And
help influence others too. We all know the Mr Misery in the office
or Ms Glum at the petrol station. Get them to smile more. It takes
up half as many muscles as it does to frown and it makes you and
others feel twice as good. Smiling also makes you appear
approachable and more attractive. It says: 'I like you, you make me
happy, I am pleased to see you.' People can even tell when you are
smiling from the intonation of your voice. So smile when you're on
the phone. Start the day with a smile. Stick a reminder on your
bathroom mirror. You actually can't smile too much, although
American synchronised swimmers accepting Gold medals come pretty
6) Take public transport when you can
Is this a joke? Public transport sucks. I'm a free man and I have a
car. I love my car and I'm going to use it.
This action tends to bring out extreme reactions. We love cars too,
especially those new Smart convertibles. It's just a question of
balance. How many car journeys are really necessary? When was the
last time you sat on a bus? It really can be quite fun, especially
on the top deck with kids. Consider this: A double-decker bus
carries the same number of people as 40 cars. And it's going there
anyway. Buses are seven times safer than cars and obviously more
environmentally friendly. Imagine if everyone with a car took just
one bus journey a week how much our carbon emissions would be
reduced. And if you are driving to work or school, share the journey
with a friend. You can find out more at www.liftshare.com So, don't
feel too guilty about driving your new two ton diesel guzzler, just
give it a rest occasionally Check out a short film about this action
produced by BBC Broadcast
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Lots of people
7) Plant a tree
Trees are amazing things. They take in stuff we don't like (carbon
dioxide) and pump out stuff we do (oxygen). And yet we get rid of
these amazing things every year. In fact, 33 soccer pitches of trees
are cut down every minute worldwide. You can do something to help.
And you don't need to be able to tell your Dimmocks from your
Titchmarsh to do it. Plant a tree. Each one you plant will provide
oxygen for two people for the rest of their lives.
'The planting of a tree is a gift you can make at almost no cost and
trouble and it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your
other actions, good or evil.' So said Mr.1984, George Orwell. So
where to start? You can visit www.woodland-trust.org.uk or
www.treesforlife.org.uk or why not get hold of some Scots pine seeds
and grow your own Christmas tree? You can gather round on Christmas
morning and say - 'That's it. That's my Christmas present to all of
you for the next 100 years
8) Have a bath with someone you love Save water and have fun.
A bath full of hot bubbly water is too good not to share. And when
you consider an average bath uses 65 litres of water you'll not only
feel good in the bath but feel good afterwards too. Just get out
before everything becomes too wrinkly and make sure you don't get
the taps end.
9) If it says 30mph, do 30mph
We know you've heard it all before. Slow down. Kill your speed. We
know it makes sense and yet we all speed occasionally. It seems no
matter how many times we are told, or no matter how many cameras
there are, we still do it. Well here's a fact that you'll remember:
At 35 mph you are TWICE as likely to kill someone you hit as at 30
mph. So by sticking to the speed limit you can greatly reduce your
chance of being involved in one of the 3400 fatal accidents in the
UK each year. Pass it on.
10) Turn your thermostat down by 1º
This is a 'no brainer'.
Want to save money? Want to use less energy as a household? Turning
your thermostat down by just one tiny degree will hardly make any
difference. Just an average £25 a year or 10% of your heating bill,
Why stop there? You may want to make your home more energy efficient
or invest in solar power?
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