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Mature Decisions and Actions Notes

Mature Decisions and Actions Notes - Learning to manage and...

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Mature Decisions and Actions When two values a person holds conflict with each other, decisions and actions become difficult. -Should I have fun (value: enjoy life) or should I study (value: good grades) -Should I tell my friend unpleasant fact (value: honesty) or should I protect my friends feelings (value: friendship) What Values Do I Hold? Take out a sheet of paper. Write down 5 values you hold. Now rank them 1-5, 1 is the highest, 5 is the lowest. Now think about the values you ranked as # 1. Now think of a situation where you needed to make a decision that affected that value. Was it easy or hard to make that decision? Key Points When you make decisions with guidance from the values highest on your list, those decisions “feel right” and are easier to make. Values keep on changing. One of the skills to develop in moving through life is to learn when to change to new values and when to stick with old ones! KEY TERMS Knowing your values is a key part of self-knowledge.
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Unformatted text preview: Learning to manage and live by your values is an important part of emotional health. EMOTIONS What is an emotion? An emotion is a feeling that occurs in response to an event as experienced by an individual. Emotions present at birth- affection, anger, fear. Emotions learned- envy, prejudice. Emotions & feelings have been used to mean the same thing. The emotions you feel in response to an event often depend on earlier experience of the same kind.-Car Crash/ gets nervous in a car. Emotions/ feelings are acceptable- all of them! It is acceptable to feel anything- but it may not be acceptable to act on that feeling.-Anger/ hit someone. You should face your emotions/ feelings as soon as possible. Emotions can build up, making it difficult for a person to function. People who are aware of their feelings and who express them appropriately are more emotionally healthy....
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