Tuesday, 22 August 2017


There is a great discovery I have made lately. This has been confirm by what I observe in people around me. The great difference between a successful person and an unsuccessful person lies in these two major things.

  • Management of time and
  • Management of endowments and opportunities.
When an individual is very conscious of his or her time, and understands that any time wasted can never be regained, he or she plans out and manages the time available to him or her carefully. By so doing, a lot is achieved within the shortest possible time. Whereas, when one procrastinates and plays away the time he or she has, he or she would end up not accomplishing much. So, manage your time well.

The next important thing that brings success is management of endowments or talent if you may say. As well as managing every opportunity that comes your way. A talent not utilized is just like a hidden treasure that is not important until it is found. Every human being has a talent and or a treasure buried in him by the creator. That is what makes you unique and different from others. So, discover and use your talent to shine. Again, opportunity lost, can never be regained, so make the best use of every opportunity that comes your way. Opportunity comes but once!!

Do you want to succeed, then heed this discovery of mine and see yourself soar like an EAGLE.

Friday, 4 August 2017


In the last session, you learnt about the causes and types of anger, this session will expose you to the effects of Anger and how to manage your anger.
The effect of anger may be positive or negative. It affects the way we think, feel and behave. Well managed anger can be a useful emotion that motivates you to make positive changes however uncontrollable anger can lead to arguments physical fights, abuse and assault. It can lead to health, emotional and mental problem.
Appropriately managed Anger can be useful and powerful enough to motivate you to make positive changes. Anger can get you to take decent action and do something about a particular problem. Anger may make you to be assertive, strong and confident. It could have positive outcomes such as increased work motivation, improved relationships and increased mutual understanding (Akinade2013).
Unresolved Anger issues leads to anxiety which can have long term effect on your life. Immediate effect of Anxiety might include dizziness, rapid breathing, muscle pain, muscle tension, headaches, and problems with concentration and memory. Long term anxiety can pose dangerous risk to your physical and emotional state. Individuals who suffer bouts of anxiety can be at greater risk of suffering stroke, serious memory loss, chronic sleep disorders and relationship issues can develop.
                  Also anger can lead to accident especially on the road. It can ruin or poison interpersonal relationship at home, school, work or in the community. It can lead to parent, child and spousal conflict. Uncontrolled anger can be dangerous and lead to crime abuse and very violent behaviour. Anger expression might also have negative outcomes for individuals and as well as a decrease of productivity and increase of job stress. Visible effect of anger on some people include feeling sad, and showing it in the face, feeling uneasy and uncomfortable.
     Health effect of anger include Headache, digestion problems such as irritable bowel syndrome or other digestive disorders abdominal pain, insomnia, depression, skin problems such as eczema, heart attack hypertension. Akinade(2013) Also people who show anger all the time tend to have disturbed lines of thought. This may make them irrational or even not thinking before acting. They may make risky decisions about their relationships, careers or others in their lives.
                 Before your anger and anxiety wreck havoc on your entire life, find out what you can do to stop it
Keeping your temper in check can be challenging. Below are anger management tips which can help you put your anger in control.
1. Change your thinking: Think before you speak. In the heat of the movement it is easy to say something you will later regret. Take a few moments to correct your thoughts before saying anything and allow others involved in the situation to do the same.
2. Listen Correctively: Listen attentively to what the other person have to say. The point may be as valid as yours. Do not interrupt them. Only one person should speak at a time not the two of you as this may lead to a shouting competition.
3. Do not hold grudge: Forgiveness is powerful tool practise forgiveness. You should forgive the other person once he or she regrets or apologise for whatever is the case of your anger. If you forgive someone who angered you, you might both learn from the situation it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all time.
4. Communicate using I’’ phrases : To  avoid  criticizing  or placing blame on other which might only increase tension use I statements to describe the problem. Be respectful and specific. For example say I’m upset that you left the table without offering to help with the dishes instead of “ you never do any house work”
5. Identify possible solutions: instead of Focusing on what made you mad. work on resolving the issue at hand. Remind yourself that anger won’t fix anything but might only make it worse.
6. Practice relaxation skills: when your temper flares put relaxation skills to work .Practice deep breathing exercise, imagine a relaxing scene or respect a calming word or phrase such as” take it easy” .you might also listen to music or write in Journal. Whatever it takes to encourage relaxation.
7. Take a time out: Timeouts aren’t just for kids. Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what is ahead without getting irritated or angry. Walk away from what instigates your anger temporarily mentally until you cool down. Once you are calm, express your anger.
8. Use of humour to release tension: Lightening up can help diffuse tension. Use humour to help you face what is making you angry and possibly any unrealistic expectations you have for how things should go. Try to crack jokes it can help you achieve a more balanced perspective as long as there is no risk of misinterpretation.
        CONCLUSION     Anger is deadly, it can lead to the loss of lives and property and even insanity in
         Some individuals, so it is up to us to control anger in order to live safe and happy lives.    
               However if you feel you cannot control your anger you should seek expert control. In D. L. I we have the learners support team made up of Professional Counsellors who are ready to help you. They will expose you to Anger Management Counselling which will focus on learning specific skills and ways of thinking to cope with anger.

Monday, 17 July 2017


Have you ever experienced a great outburst of anger? What led to your anger? How did you react? What was the outcome of your reaction? Anger, as we all know, is inevitable. it is a natural phenomenon which, must occur in our day-to-day lives. We are all different in our outlook and expectations of the people we interact with. Inevitably, we get angry for different reasons.
               But What Really Is Anger?
Cambridge Dictionaries Online defines anger as "a strong feeling that makes you want to hurt someone or be unpleasant because of something unfair or unkind that has happened.

Thursday, 3 November 2016


The race is finally here, all athletes are on the mark waiting patiently for the sound of the gun for the commencement of the race. In every race, all athletes are potential winners, It only takes an athlete who is dedicated, determined and disciplined to win the race. For an athlete to win the race constant practising is not negotiable, he keeps practising till the race is in advance stage, the athlete is not distracted by comments or sounds of others, he is highly determined not to look elsewhere until he gets to the finishing line and he keeps to the rules of the game. It doesn’t matter how fast an athlete is, once off track, he is automatically disqualified hence, the medal is lost.
Yes Examination is here again, for you to achieve complete success, here are some tips to boost your exam success.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


The 2015/2016 Residential programme is here again. It is  a race that will end in jubilation some people and in regrets for others. When an athlete wants to run, he gathers strength and encourages himself to perform optimally. So that when he hears the whistle, he runs without distraction until he gets to the end. As the residential draws near. I encourage you to gather yourself, put together anything end everything to succeed. Some of the things you need to do is to prepare yourself very well, be time conscious, make a personal timetable that will enable you succeed. You should know that nothing good comes easy and that hard work pays.  Do not wait until it is too late. Start now.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Counselling: An Important Aspect of Learner Support Programme in Open Distance Education

Counselling is a process of assisting an individual to understand himself or herself in order to make right decisions that will be beneficial to himself or herself, family, others and the entire society. Counselling gives an individual the opportunity to discuss his or her problems with professionally trained Counselling therapists who are skilled in using talking therapies in assisting the individual in finding solutions to his or her  problems and challenges. The process of counselling is valuable because it provides opportunity for self-discovery and self- awareness for the individual. Counselling is necessary owing to the fact that human beings differ in their task approach and management strategies.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Sex education begins from home

This is something on sex education and will like to share with you. I hope you will find it helpful
  • Teach your ward sex education before he or she is taught outside……..
  • On sex education, the first step is to teach your child the true and correct names of the private body parts.