What are three positive words you can use to talk to yourself?
Focus on what you can do rather than what you can't. Reframe negative thoughts into positive ones. Remind yourself of all the good qualities you have!
Using Positive Self Talk to Improve Social & Emotional Learning
Self-Esteem: A positive or negative attitude toward oneself that is based on an evaluation of one's own worth and abilities. Self-Awareness: The ability to recognize and understand one's own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, needs, and drives. Self-Confidence: A belief in one's own abilities and self-worth.
Research suggests that positive self-talk can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Positive self-talk can help 6th grade students to become better problem-solvers. Using positive self-talk can improve self-confidence in 6th grade students and help them develop better social relationships.
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What are some of the benefits of positive self-talk?
What are some strategies you can use when your inner voice is negative?
What is one thing you can do to practice positive self-talk?
What are some of the challenges you have when it comes to positive self-talk?
Brain break: Draw a smiley face with nine playful elements around it, such as a donut, a yo-yo, a kite, a bubble, a juggling ball, a cupcake, a soccer ball, a balloon, and a lightning bolt.
What is positive self-talk?
- Thoughts about others
- Negative thoughts you tell yourself
- Encouraging and supportive thoughts you tell yourself
Which of the following is an example of positive self-talk?
- Nobody likes me.
- I'm always failing at everything.
- I'm not good enough.
- I can do this!
How can positive self-talk help improve your well-being?
- Decreasing motivation
- Boosting confidence and self-esteem
- Increasing stress levels
- Causing social isolation
Why is it important to practice positive self-talk?
- To dwell on negative thoughts
- To compare oneself to others
- To build resilience and cope with challenges
- To suppress emotions
Which of the following strategies can help cultivate positive self-talk?
- Ignoring one's own feelings
- Believing in unrealistic expectations
- Replacing negative thoughts with positive ones
- Focusing only on weaknesses rather than strengths
Work together in pairs: What is one way that you can practice positive self-talk to help promote social and emotional learning?