Often we fill our day with so much noise and so many activities that at the end of the day, we feel frazzled and unproductive. We don't feel like we've really accomplished much. Or, if you have gotten something done, you start to feel like a hamster on that wheel because you are tending to the busyness of life, instead of the business of living. In the case of your students, they need to become aware of the feelings of success they want to create in themselves based upon the goals they have set. Accomplishing those goals is a matter of activity management, not time management. If they learn how to manage their activities they will create the feelings of success and motivation that will continue to propel them forward.
Is the process a quick one? By no means, but education is a marathon not a sprint.
That's your Diamond Distinction for today.
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