Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Self-Control

Personally, I think I have self-control, but only to a certain. In school, I think I have more self-control, rather than at home. But what is self-control? Self-control is essentially the battle between one's mind and themselves. Having self-control is having the ability to say "no" to your mind whether it's good or bad. Without self-control, you become more dependent on those things, such as a cell-phone. Practicing self-control can make one's life more easy, as you can get more work done. For instance, if you do all of your work without getting distracted by your phone, you will get your work done faster, and have more free time later. At home, having self-control proves to be a bit harder than at school. At school, if you want to use your phone, you can't, because of the "no cell-phones in class" policy. At home, however, you don't really have rules or policies that are against you using your phone. Self-control can be hard to have, but in the long run, it proves to help you become a better, more successful person. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Learning by imitation

Growing up as a child, I lived with my older sister and brother and my parents. My sister was 3 years older than me so naturally she fought with me over my parents attention, and my brother who is around 9 years older than me would always defend me. My brother always took care of me and followed me everywhere so that my sister wouldn't do anything to me. My brother played with "boy" toys, and I had my dolls, but I never used them since my brother only had cars and legos, so I wanted some too. My brother always played outside with our dog, but I couldn't since I was 4 and he was 13. I remember once I was watching my brother do his homework and when he left for a little I started writing on it. He caught me red-handed and just laughed and erased my scribbles.

Out of your comfort zone


Stepping outside of your comfort zone may seem pointless, but it can really help you become a better person. People make progress when they step out of their comfort zone. Trying new things can help yo expand your knowledge on things. A lot of people have an everyday routine that they must follow, but if you break that mold of yours, you can be more confident in reaching higher levels of the goals you set for yourself. When you are in your comfort zone, you have a very low chance of having stress and/or risk. But when you step out of your comfort zone, you are taking risks and probably have a bit of stress and anxiety. So if getting both stress and anxiety is what happens when we step out of our comfort zone, why should we do it then? When we see the word stress, we think of it as a thing to stay away from, but in this case having a bit of stress helps keep your body healthy, regulated with a bit of adrenaline, if you will. This is known as healthy stress. Healthy stress pushes you to move forward and it motivates you to act. Stepping out of your comfort zone seems intimidating, but there are many benefits that come from doing this. Taking risks, trying new things, and challenging ourselves is what helps us grow as people. When you do these things, you are becoming more comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What objects represent your life?

An object that represents me is a piano because it is my main hobbies. Another object would be a phone, since I always keep in touch with my friends. Binoculars would also be an object that represents me because I always go sightseeing. An object that represents me would be a map, because I would always go on road trips with my friends and my mom, and we would get like 5 maps since we always got lost. A book slightly represents me. I don't always read, but if I find the right book I will not put it down until I get to the end.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Why you should talk to strangers.

I watched a ted talk today, and the speaker, Kio Stark, was giving her view on talking to strangers. At first, it seemed like a bad idea, but when I got to the end of the video, it seemed like a reasonable thing to do. She stated that when people are told not to go with strangers, they automatically assume that all strangers are a threat. This is what she wants to change in people. It is scientifically proven that people who talk to strangers feel more comfortable opening up to them, than the people they know. She has talked to strangers for a long time and it shows that she has self-confidence. One thing she says near the end is that not all strangers are good, but not all of them are bad either.Image result for talk to strangers

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Symbol of you

Image result for pianoA symbol that represents me is a keyboard. I started playing in 4th grade, but I lost interest in it in 5th grade. The main reason that I lost interest in it was because my teacher made it a chore, instead of a hobbie. In 6th grade,  I was in music class and I played the piano. In freshmen year I quit piano lessons again and joined an after school program called music production, where i didn't have to be a good piano player to make music. This year, however, I’m taking piano class again, and it’s actually pretty fun. I also practice every afternoon, and at school. I don’t intend to become a well-known musician because piano is just one of my hobbies, not talents.