We have been continuing to explore our emotions during our Positive Ed morning this week. Today we read the story 'Kei te pehea Koe'? (How are you Feeling?). We practiced many different emotions to respond with in Te Reo like....
Today's focus was on identifying the things that make us feel a variety of emotions. We added ideas to a shared poster and created our own emotions book related to the characters from "Inside Out".
Being able to identify how we are feeling and the things that make us feel a certain way, enable us to be powerful across all aspects of our lives.
Baumeister and Teirney called Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, they state that success (however you define it) tends to be accompanied by a couple of qualities. One of them being Self-Control.
They go on to say that "one of the greatest obstacles to self-control is an inability to effectively manage our own emotions. To effectively manage our emotions, we first need to be able to identify them".
When we can identify our emotions it helps us to choose effective thoughts and actions in a variety of situations.