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Life orientation

Grade 8

Handling stress

Module 12

Personal stress

Activity 8:

It is time to put “my very own stress” under the microscope. How can one ever be free of one’s very own stress? After all, stress is caused by the individual way in which each person experiences things. Fortunately there are quite a few factors with which to control one’s very own stress.

Know yourself. If you know what your strong points and your weak points are, and you accept yourself for what you are, you will know what you can handle and what you can’t handle, or what it is that you need to work at. If you are painfully shy (an introvert) it isn’t wise to become a member of the debating team – except if you are determined to overcome your shyness and your coach knows about it. If you are terrified of tests, there is no point in bunking school on test days. Then your fears just increase. Rather prepare thoroughly before a test and tell your teacher about your fear. Try very hard to improve your poor marks, but remember – low marks do not mean that you are an inferior person. If you faint when you see blood, don’t be a member of the first-aid club; rather do something else. You are OK the way you are. We must remember that every human being is a work in the making, and change is necessary in order to handle life. Think like a winner and like a precious, unique being, and act that way. If others misuse you, learn to say NO firmly, but in a friendly manner. It does take some practice and a lot of guts. Next time a lazy scoundrel wants to borrow your book to copy your work, say, “Sorry, I can’t.” You don’t have to explain (and tell a lie). It’s your book. Your work is your responsibility. His work is his responsibility. Now you don’t have to worry that your book will disappear, or that the teacher will catch you out. Therefore, less stress. If the lazybones is cross with you - well, that’s also his problem. Such a person is clearly not a friend.

1. Why must one be aware of his / her weak and strong points?

2. Do you sometimes allow other people to misuse you? Why?

3. Get together with a friend and think of a few ways in which you can help someone to say “no” to lazy scoundrels and other cockroaches. (Violence is not an option.)

Read on.

Find a true friend. Look around a bit and find someone whom you respect. Someone who isn’t always trying to compete with you, and who doesn’t have to be better than you at all cost. It must be someone who accepts you totally for what you are and who is honest with you and doesn’t talk about you behind your back. When two good friends seriously disagree about something, it doesn’t mean that the friendship is over. No, it simply means that there is a problem that has to be solved. People are allowed to differ about things – it’s only natural. Speaking openly with a true friend helps one to feel less alone and it helps to lower one’s tension levels. IF that person is a true friend, remember – it is far better to listen than to force your opinion onto your friend. Give your opinion only if you are asked to do so. If there is a problem that you can’t solve, ask an older, reliable person to give an opinion. True friends care for each other’s well-being and will seek help if there is trouble. Are you helping your friend if you keep quiet about something that may cost his or her life?

Questions & Answers

given eccentricity and a point find the equiation
Moses Reply
12, 17, 22.... 25th term
Alexandra Reply
12, 17, 22.... 25th term
Akash
College algebra is really hard?
Shirleen Reply
Absolutely, for me. My problems with math started in First grade...involving a nun Sister Anastasia, bad vision, talking & getting expelled from Catholic school. When it comes to math I just can't focus and all I can hear is our family silverware banging and clanging on the pink Formica table.
Carole
find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
I know this work
salma
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
Abhi
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
hmm
Abhi
is it a question of log
Abhi
🤔.
Abhi
I rally confuse this number And equations too I need exactly help
salma
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salma
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
hello
Sherica
im all ears I need to learn
Sherica
right! what he said ⤴⤴⤴
Tamia
hii
Uday
hi
salma
what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
kkk nice
Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Al
y=10×
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
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Source:  OpenStax, Life orientation grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 12, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11048/1.1
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