What does self-controlled mean?
Having the ability to manage our own emotions and actions.
If I am being Self-controlled I can:
- Learn to respond rather than react to others and as a result, build some really positive, strong relationships.
- Develop the skills of self-reflection, resulting in me being more thoughtful and considered.
- Try really hard to respond positively even when things are challenging for me.
- Listen really well to others and understand that to do this is a sign of developing the habit of being self-controlled.
- Know when to ask for help or to seek a time-out so that I can get help in managing my own reactions and feelings.
- Practice particular breathing techniques to help me when they feel irritated or frustrated.
- Try to help others to be calm and not overreact to situations.
- Disagree with another person and not see it as falling out.
- Be good at listening, not interrupt and learn that listening to others is not just about waiting your turn to speak.
- Bring a sense of calm and peace to others.
- Spend a few minutes focusing on your breathing (box breathing, hand breathing, etc).
- Spend a few minutes practising mindfulness (sensing in, mindful minute, etc).
- Think about a time you were upset or angry and how that made your body feel. Now consider what you can do before you feel this way.
- Go through a range of emotions and use playdough to replicate how they make your body feel.
- Think of a time you disagreed with someone because you had a different opinion. Did you fall out? What could you do better next time?