2019 - 2020
Think of a recent experience or situation that caused you to feel disappointment. What happened? How did you cope with the feeling of disappointment? Did you use positive self-talk to help you deal with it?
An example would be:
"I felt disappointed when I couldn't go outside to play because it rained. I just reminded myself that it I could just play outside another day. No big deal."
Name 3 situations that trigger your anger. An example would be, "When someone yells at me in front of other students."
Is there a way to avoid the triggers in the future? If not, what can you say to yourself (to keep your cool) if this situation occurs in the future?
Think about the Coping Skills (calming strategies) that we've discussed or practiced throughout the year. We've practiced breathing mindfully (with purpose and intention), counting s.l.o.w.l.y, using positive self-talk.
What causes you anxiety?
Just like with anger, anxiety can be a BIG emotion that can lead to heavy breathing, our hearts beating quickly, sweating, worried thoughts. Remember that once you feel anxiety, STOP-NAME THE FEELING-DO A COPING SKILL TO CALM DOWN.