SEL for Adults during Coronavirus
The past few months has been challenging for a lot of us. Parents were challenged to teach their children, work from home and manage everything else through out the day. They were not provided with the tools or strategies to manage everything. This added another layer of stress apart from the coronavirus concerns.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the RULER acronym to promote emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing and health of educators, students, and families:
-Recognizing emotions in self and others
-Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions
-Labeling emotions accurately
-Expressing emotions appropriately
-Regulating emotions effectively
It's helpful for adults to start their day to take a few minutes to assess their emotional well being and use the RULER acronym to guide them. Self awareness and being in touch with your emotions allows you to then identify if there are other things you need for support.