Setting and achieving goals
Dr. Yarham C.
Beginning a series of activities for the schoolroom, by Health Education and Promotion International, who have been successful in promoting school health in Tamil Nadu.
It's all about health.
There's an old folk song that goes, "I know where I'm going", which clearly indicated that the song writer had purpose in his/her life.
The composer had direction and clear goals. Are you the kind of person who likes to drift along and see what happens or do you have a goal which is something you would like to happen in your life and are working towards achieving it?
Setting goals can sometimes be difficult, but believing you can attain the goal you have set may actually be the hardest part. Internalising the goal means `living the result' before you achieve it and imagination, visualising the action, plays an important role. Make a list of the things that you would like to achieve that are in your sights. Then set priorities. Now start with the first one and make a plan of action on how you may achieve your goal. List the things that you think are necessary for setting goals and achieving them.
The following ideas have a part to play. 1. The goal should be clear in your mind, not a half-hearted wish. 2. You must have belief in yourself and in your ability to achieve the end result desired and aimed at. Have positive self-esteem and fully expect to achieve your goal. 3. There must be a defined time frame and plan of action.
4. Clear motivation is necessary if you are to succeed. 5. Have `stickability' that is have good self-discipline. Well, now see if you can set positive goals for this year and work on reaching success. It is important that we all have goals which we wish to achieve as we pass though life. Having a clearly understood pathway ahead may be one means to achieving this.
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What is Health
(Ref. pp 78 and 316, Schools Total Health Program)
Whenever health is mentioned, invariably people's minds turn to illness and doctors.
To start with, it should be made indelibly clear that health belongs to us all and responsibility for health is very largely our responsibility. Health belongs to you, and you, and YOU! Thus it is extremely important that each person should have a sound background of understanding, accurate knowledge, attitudes and positive skills on promoting and maintaining their own good health and that of their family. Even the youngest may be taught simple health maintenance skills.
Whenever health is mentioned, people consider only physical health.
The concept of wellness needs to be understood so all aspects of our life must be considered in a holistic way. The undeniable fact is being made more clear that physical health may be adversely affected by our emotional well-being and our attitudes; that social interaction may have strongly negative reactions on our health and well-being.
In the event of accident, illness or emergency, in many places the world there is restricted access to care for those in need of treatment and assistance.
Discussion of who should receive treatment, availability of care, in rich communities and poor communities, for males and females, for young and old people is important.
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