Challenge 8 responses…

preserving mental health, overcoming/dissipating/not reaching anger!

***I found this great article on line. The synopsis is:

  1. Stop
  2. Give yourself space
  3. Breathe deeply
  4. Analyze
  5. Define the problem
  6. Solve

Here is the article: 6 steps to manage anger (3 minute read!) emt

I found this great book of simple explanations of emotions in Infosoup:

SOE

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1806057?lang=eng

From p. 17:

Emotional intelligence is…

Self-awareness: When you are self aware, you know your strengths and weaknesses. You know what you feel and why you feel that way. You know what your needs are and how to meet them.

Self-management: You manage your emotions by identifying your feelings and figuring out how to deal with them in responsible, positive ways.

Motivation: You use your emotions to help you achieve a goal.

Empathy: Through empathy, or understanding, you figure out what a person is feeling. You notice their facial expressions, their tone of voice, and other behaviors.

Social skills: You learn to manage your emotions and the emotions of others when you’re working or playing together.

From p. 33

There are three things in a culture that affect how we feel and show our emotions:

  1. Ideas about which emotions are good and bad. 2. Rules about feeling. 3. Rules about showing emotions.

I look forward to seeing what you submit on this topic!