I took a very cool course through WGU about neuroscience and learning, and in it, I learned about the STEP Method for managing your emotions.
In brief, this method helps you pause, think about why you’re so riled up, and plan how to respond to an emotional challenge.
In the course of pursuing a degree, you face any number of emotional challenges: technology problems, a chapter returned covered with red ink (Oh, I have a good story about that for another day!), group projects (enough said).
But you also face emotional challenges in your daily life. In my example in the video, I talk about how my son gets under my skin at the dinner table by acting just like my brother did when we were kids. Of course, it was my brother’s job to get under my skin when we were kids, and truth be told, I gave as good as I got. And, of course, it’s my teenage son’s job to get under my skin now, but I need to respond with adult strategies, not childhood strategies.
Check out the video, then comment on how you have handled emotional challenges and how the STEP Method might help you.