Mental Illness Awareness Week

In 1990, Congress officially established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week in order to acknowledge the importance of mental health. While mental illness can be an incredibly sensitive topic, it's one that needs to be talked about more. There are many misconceptions about mental illness, [...]

By |2022-10-03T13:10:21-05:00October 3rd, 2022|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Mental Illness Awareness Week

Anxiety Management & Physical Wellness: Tips for Success

You have learned what it means to embark on a physical wellness journey and how you can commit to a healthier lifestyle. All this may seem a little bit overwhelming at first. You may be thinking that a wellness lifestyle isn’t for you. While it may be hard at first [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:27:04-05:00July 12th, 2019|Anxiety Management, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Anxiety Management & Physical Wellness: Tips for Success

Teaching Stress Management: How to Conquer Stress

Now that you've learned to find and think through stressors in your school, work, and personal life, it’s time to learn about the tools to conquer and harness stress. Because unwanted stress reactions affect both our minds and our bodies, a good way to defeat stress must also use both [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:07:25-05:00July 8th, 2019|Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Teaching Stress Management: How to Conquer Stress

Teaching Stress Management: Self-Control

Self-control plays a big role in learning to manage stress and anxiety. Self-control is the ability to handle personal feelings and emotions in difficult situations. Learning to manage anxiety requires you to learn self-control. Without self-control, it is impossible to manage your stress and anxiety. In this post, you will [...]

By |2019-07-01T10:43:02-05:00July 1st, 2019|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Teaching Stress Management: Self-Control

Teaching Stress Management: Constructive Thinking

In the last post in this series you learned about the power of destructive thinking and how it can limit your students' ability to manage their stress. Destructive thinking is negative thinking, but constructive thinking is positive thinking. Through positive thinking, you can teach your students to weaken power of [...]

By |2019-06-24T10:34:11-05:00June 24th, 2019|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Teaching Stress Management: Constructive Thinking

Anxiety Management & Physical Wellness: Exercise

To begin your physical wellness journey and to live a healthy lifestyle, you must develop healthy habits. One of these healthy habits is exercising. Exercising regularly will help you feel better about yourself. Exercise looks different for everyone. You may choose to go for a walk everyday, or visit the gym [...]

By |2019-06-14T09:25:34-05:00June 14th, 2019|Anxiety Management, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Anxiety Management & Physical Wellness: Exercise

Why It’s Important to Teach Stress Management

How big is the problem of poorly managed stress? Experts estimate that stress costs the American economy more than $300 billion each year. Medical experts estimate that 80% of all health problems are, at least in part, due to stress. While the effects of stress on our society are great, [...]

By |2019-06-10T11:20:33-05:00June 10th, 2019|Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why It’s Important to Teach Stress Management

Anxiety Management & Physical Wellness: Self-Responsibility

Physical wellness is an important part of managing your anxiety. In order to have the skills of physical wellness, you need self-responsibility. Responsibility is the quality or state of being responsible or accountable for one's actions. Put the word "self" in front of it, and it takes on the meaning [...]

By |2019-06-07T10:44:38-05:00June 7th, 2019|Anxiety Management, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Anxiety Management & Physical Wellness: Self-Responsibility

Teaching Time Management: Tools

Successful time management requires planning. Knowing your goals and priorities is important, but knowing the steps between setting your goal and reaching it is absolutely essential. Time management experts have developed many tools for helping people plan and reach their goals.  Here are three tools you can use to teach [...]

By |2019-05-24T11:36:29-05:00May 24th, 2019|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Teaching Time Management: Tools

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