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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

ACHIEVEMENT

ACHIEVEMENT CLOCK

A stitch in time, they say, saves nine. In any activity one has set out to do, it is possible for one to monitor whether one is achieving or failing. Achievement is not a one time thing it comes through incremental effort and steady progression. As you have started this session, The counselling unit is encouraging you to set your achievement clock. That is, try on daily basis to check the activities you carried out that are closely connected to your academic pursuit. You need to time yourself everyday. Never you go to bed everyday without asking yourself what you have done towards achieving your academic goal. Set your achievement clock; promise yourself  that no day shall pass by without you accomplishing at least one assignment towards your success in your academics. The activities include:

  • Checking the LMS to see if you have any assignment or task to be done
  • Browsing the Net to get more materials on the courses you are offering
  • Reading at least a study session from one of your courses
  • Noting down gray areas in your modules which will form part of your discussions with your facilitators
  • Doing your assignments to meet up submission deadlines.
  • Practicing with past questions on the courses you are offering for the session
  • Joining a study group ( it is advisable not to be more than 5 members in a group)
  • Having general positive attitude and disposition towards your academic pursuit.  
DO NOT WAIT TILL RESIDENTIAL, START NOW. IT PAYS TO BE PREPARED

GOOD LUCK

Sunday, 12 June 2016

ANGER AND YOUR HEALTH



ANGER AND YOUR HEALTH
BY
OJIEMEN EHIDIAMEN
COUNSELLOR
UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA

INTRODUCTION
We all know what anger is, and we've all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage. Anger is completely normal, usually healthy human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—ill health, problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.

WHAT IS ANGER
Anger is an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. However, to psychologists and other health professionals anger like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as do the levels of your energy hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenalin. 
     Anger can be caused by both external and internal events. You could be angry at a specific person (such as a fellow student, a coworker or supervisor ) or event (a traffic jam, a canceled flight), or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems. Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings.

STRATEGIES FOR CONTROLLING ANGER
Everybody gets angry, but out-of-control rage isn't good for you or those around you. When you can't control your anger, you may get into fist-fights or drive recklessly, for example, endangering yourself and others. But anger also plays havoc with our body; anger can increase people's especially men’s chances of developing coronary heart disease and having worse outcomes if they already have heart disease. Anger can also lead to stress-related problems, such as insomnia, digestive problems, and headaches, the following are strategies for controlling anger;
  • Relaxation
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Problem-Solving
  • Better Communication
  • Humor
  • Environmental Change 
The above strategies for controlling anger will be further explained later on. thanks for your attention and stay connected with the counsellor, "A Friend Indeed".