Have you ever had one of THOSE days?
One that turned into a week or more of procrastination that ended up hurting your GPA?
So…….what’s the problem?
Emotions can have a powerful effect on you.
Unchecked anxiety and stress can wreak havoc on self regulated learning. They can destroy self efficacy and create barriers to motivation that can have disastrous effects on academic performance.
Before we explore more about emotions, please fill out this short survey.
What role do emotions play in my self efficacy and motivation?
Emotions play important roles in preparing necessary behavioral responses, refining decision making, enhancing memory for important events, and facilitating interpersonal interactions. But emotions can be damaging as well as helpful. They are destructive when they occur at the wrong time, or at the wrong intensity level. (Gross and Thompson, 2006).
What does that mean for me?
Within the context of self regulated learning, emotions can affect self efficacy and motivation both positively and negatively. Unchecked anxiety and stress can wreak havoc on self regulated learning. They can destroy self efficacy and create barriers to motivation that can have disastrous effects on academic performance. We need to work to regulate our emotions.
What can I do?
There are things that you can do……
What is ONE key message for me to walk away with?
The most effective method to help regulate your emotions is to LAUGH! Laughter can help put things in perspective. Look at the bigger picture “don’t sweat the small stuff…..and its all small stuff.”
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