Identify Emotions

Emotional – Activity: Identify Emotions

Feelings come in a wide variety of types and intensity. Learning to increase awareness to recognize the emotions we are feeling is an important skill to develop our emotional intelligence. [Learn more about emotional intelligence]

Emotions in the Body

Recognize the physical indicators of emotion. Signs of anger can include: headaches, a clenched jaw, flushed face, tense shoulders, fast pulse or racing heart, fast and shallow breathing. Some of these can also indicate stress, fear, or in some cases attraction. Recent research has created body maps showing where and how emotions are felt. See what they have discovered at this NPR article. See the Emotions Sensations Wheel at

This week, I will print a feelings chart and mood diary, and each evening note what I’ve been feeling during  the day.

Tools for identifying emotions

More on Emotional Intelligence and the Coping Skills Toolkit, Emotional Intelligence Pinterest board

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