Presentation on theme: "Sharpen the Saw It’s Me Time"— Presentation transcript:
1 Sharpen the Saw It’s Me Time Habit 7Sharpen the SawIt’s Me Time
2 Bell Ringer: Celebrate Differences Think about someone who irritates you.What is different about them?What can you learn about them?Write a journal entry answering the questions above. When you’re done writing your entry, get the 7 Habits book and return to your seat.
3 Review Habit 1 Habit 2 Habit 3 Habit 4 Habit 5 Habit 6 Be Proactive Begin With The End In MindHabit 3Put First Things FirstHabit 4Think Win-WinHabit 5Seek First To Understand, Then To Be UnderstoodHabit 6Synergize
4 Renew yourself regularly Habit 7: Sharpen the SawDefinition:Renew yourself regularlySometimes we are too busy to take time to do the things we need to do to keep fresh.We need to regularly renew and strengthen four key areas.The Body – The Physical DimensionThe Brain – The Mental DimensionThe Heart – The Emotional DimensionThe Soul – The Spiritual Dimension
5 Balance Is Better Tires on a car If one tire is out of balance, all four tires wear unevenly.It’s really hard to be in a good mood (emotional) when you’re so tired (physical).Also, when you are in tune with yourself (spiritual), it is easier to stay focused on your school work (mental).
6 The Physical Dimension Taking care of your body is importantThere are 4 key ingredients to a healthy body:Good sleeping habitsPhysical relaxationGood nutritionProper exercise
7 The Physical Dimension It’s all about how you feel, not how you look.
8 I Can Quit Whenever I Want There are also ways to destroy your body.Using addictive substances such as alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is a great way to destroy your body.When you become addicted, you are no longer in control—your addiction is!
9 The Mental Dimension Sharpen your mind Receiving a good education can be the most important thing you ever doEducation is an investment in your future.“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”-Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University
10 Sharpen Your MindThere are hundreds of ways to sharpen your mind. Here are a few:Read the newspaper everydayPlay challenging board gamesTravelPlay sudoku or crosswordsPlant a gardenObserve wildlifePlay chessWatch Discovery ChannelVisit a museumVisit the libraryAttend a ballet, opera, or playListen to the newsWrite a story, poem, or songLearn to play a musical instrument
11 Mental Barriers to Sharpening Your Mind Screentime: Any time spent in front of a screen (i.e. computer, tv, video game, movie, etc.)Nerd Syndrome: Not wanting to be the “brains” at school for fear of others not liking you because you’re smart or intimidatingPressure: Afraid to bring home good grades because it will put pressure on you to do it again.
12 The Emotional Dimension Put regular deposits into your personal and relationship bank accountsSex & RelationshipsJust laugh…Sometime life just stinks and there’s not much we can do about it.One study showed that a Kindergartener laughs about 300 times a day. The typical adult laughs only 17 times a day.Laughing loosens up the mental gears, reduces stress levels, relaxes us, and lowers blood pressure.
13 The Spiritual Dimension Finding what deeply inspires you, finding your inner self where your deepest convictions and values areHow to feed your soulMeditatingServing othersPrayingListening to musicDrawingGoing for a walk
14 A Teen’s Best FriendYou can pour your heart out in your journal and it will sit there and listen. It won’t talk back!A good way to clear your head become more self-aware.You can read past entries to keep from making the same mistakes and to see how you have matured.
15 You Can Do It!You are probably already doing many things to renew yourselfWorking hard at school? That’s renewing your mind!In athletics or gym? That’s renewing your body!Developing friendships? That’s renewing your heart!Sharpening the saw won’t just happen. You have to be proactive and work at it!Take the time to sharpen the saw in your life!