During these economic downtimes, it seems that everything is out of control.  People are losing their jobs, their homes, and facing dilemmas they never imagined could happen.

Thousands are out of work, and don’t know which way to turn.  For those who are fortunate enough to have a job and/or home, self-control should be practiced.

As children, we lived in the present.  But even children are taught that if they control their temper, and are polite, they are usually rewarded for good behavior.  As adults, will power rules our actions.  Whether it is in regard to food, alcohol, shopping, or entertainment, we should exhibit control.
In our employment, we should always make good decisions.  There are times when it is best to keep our opinions to ourselves.  It may take a lot of self-control to do so, but in the long run, it may pay off.  Persons that have high conscientiousness are capable and effective at managing problems.  They are not as likely to act impulsively, but are deliberate, careful thinkers.

Answers to finding ways to manage impulsive actions and lack of self-control may be found by:

  • Exercise, twenty minutes a day can do wonders.  Try talking a walk during your lunch break.
  • Meditation
  • Counseling
  • Counting to ten before making a rash decision that you may regret
  • Talk to family members or friends
  • Sleep on it.  You may look at the problem in a completely different way after a good night’s rest.
  • Always remember there are two sides to every story.
  • Try to focus on something different
  • Patience

Every worker deserves to have a safe work environment.  Times are tough, and people are stressed over the possibility of losing their job, or having their hours cut back.  This is no time for safety to take a back seat.  Don’t act on impulse, without thinking things through.

Life hands us all kinds of obstacles that we must try to overcome by using all the self-control and will power we have.

The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center – so does a person. ~ Norman Vincent Peale