SO HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT CHECK INS?
Emotion check-ins are all the rage in this world between the glass and for good reasons. Emotional check-ins are designed to help you slow down and get in touch with your inner self.
They’re designed to help you get an accurate reading of how you feel and self-awareness is a foundational social-emotional skill that helps us recognize and understand how our emotions are triggered by internal and external factors and influence our thoughts and behaviours.
Check-in normalise feelings, inviting them into the discourse and helping us realise that emotions vary in their range and intensity and are transient. Remember: Emotion, literally means to ‘be in motion’
SO WHAT ABOUT FEELING DIFFERENT EMOTIONS AT THE SAME TIME?
Here’s where it’s interesting right?
Sometimes we feel multiple emotions simultaneously
” Have you ever felt happy and sad at the same time? Or experienced an emotion as bittersweet? Or had feelings so mixed that you were compelled to vacillate between two courses of action—or reaction? Or maybe torn between two (or more) emotions?”
Leon poses a fascinating thought around procrastination,
“In fact, what’s typically described as procrastination mostly relates to such mixed feelings or emotional ambivalence. How could you possibly act decisively, or even act at all, if you’re of two minds—or rather, feelings—about something?”
So maybe in emotion check-ins we should be asking how are you FEELINGS (plural) not just how are you FEELING (singular)
Interested in your thoughts