Friday, June 17, 2022

Social-Emotional Learning: Self-Management

My students often discuss procrastination. I don't like the label, because it has such a negative tone, suggesting that we are not able to manage our time well enough, or can't self-regulate. Researchers actually suggest to focus more on mood regulation than self-control. Just because it is easier to regulate than suppress emotions.  A great way to do this is to be nice to yourself! Do something you like! 

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To support our own learning habits, this may mean building a study spot with something we like - beautiful items, relaxing scents, calming music. A place that is comfortable helps us to feel better and focus on what we want to (need to) do. Distractions are okay - rewarding ourselves with a break to watch TV or engage social media can help. Just remember to have a plan for getting back to your studying!

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