Why Teach About Choices Each Person Has Control Over?
Download our free 50 Things You Can Control list! Specific and actionable suggestions that help young people develop a strong sense of self-efficacy. Focusing on what is within your power to influence is a critical building block for cultivating self-esteem and compassion towards self and others. In addition to having a growth mindset, and creating plans to work towards goals, hopes, and dreams. Plus, when we can identify what really is in our control, we can focus our energy on ways to create change, as compared to wasting attention on things that is outside of our power.
Use these “Things You Can Control” Poster in your counseling office or classroom to supplement your social emotional learning program. Moreover, the included checklist is a great way to discuss problem solving and choices.
Some of the ideas presented in this list are:
- How you respond to challenges.
- Who you ask for help.
- How much effort you put forth.
- Setting your boundaries.
- Respecting other people’s boundaries.
- When and if you forgive others.
- How often you smile.
- What you focus on in this very moment.
- The goals you create for yourself.
- How you relate to your feelings.
- How truthful and honest you are.
- If and when you try again.
- How you “talk to yourself”.
- Reminding yourself that you are lovable.
- What coping strategies you use.
- Using mistakes as opportunities for learning.