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Educator Reflection Tips #177: When was the last time you conducted an “Emotional Self-Check”?

Your social and emotional needs are important too.

How are you currently feeling? Maintaining emotional self-regulation can be a challenge in today’s fast-paced and often overwhelming world. It can be difficult to keep our emotions in check when faced with stressful situations, but it is essential for our wellbeing. Here are some tips for maintaining emotional self-regulation.

Take Time for Yourself

Taking time for yourself is necessary for emotional self-regulation. This could mean taking a few minutes to meditate, doing yoga, going for a walk, or just taking some time to relax and recuperate. Taking the time to practice mindfulness and self-care can help reduce stress and help you to stay in control of your emotions.

Practice Positive Self-Talk

Negative self-talk can be detrimental to our mental and emotional wellbeing. Instead, try to practice self-compassion and positive self-talk. This can help to reduce anxiety and improve your emotional regulation.

Identify Your Triggers

Knowing what triggers your emotions can help you to manage and regulate them. Take the time to identify the situations and people who trigger your emotions, and create an action plan for how to respond.

“Emotional Self-Checks” are essential when navigating moments of instability, Pandemic fatigue, and continuously pivoting in times of change.

Focus Your Breath

Focusing on your breath can be a powerful tool for managing your emotions. Taking slow, deep breaths can help to reduce stress and improve your ability to stay in control of your emotions.

Reach Out For Support

Having a strong support system can help you to stay emotionally regulated. Surrounding yourself with positive people who understand and care about you can help to reduce stress and promote emotional wellbeing.

Your Emotional Wellness is Important

By following these tips and making an effort to stay emotionally regulated, you can improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. Being aware of your emotions and taking the necessary steps to manage them can help you to stay in control and take care of your wellbeing.

Consider continuing to reflect with me by reading Educator Reflection Tip #83 which discusses the importance of reflecting on your ultimate purpose…educating students.

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