PPWDAI002 – Develop and apply interventions to leverage positive emotions

Please see below some additional resources you may find useful.

Mood Meter:

Please download and print as many mood meters as you need to complete over a two week period.  Ideally you will fill it in every two hours during waking hours.  Set an alarm or reminder somehow to allow you to complete it regularly in the moment, rather than forgetting and trying to recall at the end of the day.

  • Step one: Complete the date and time at the top.
  • Step two:  Reflect on how you feel and tick the appropriate emotion.  If you want more words to use, download the vocabulary list for alternatives.
  • Step three: Jot down any comments about what may have contributed to your emotion.

Keep your mood meters, without any judgement or analysis until the end of two weeks.  Then review them all and reflect on what you can learn about your emotional journey.

The purpose is to reflect on any patterns – maybe in how you describe emotions, contributing factors, where you spend your time emotionally.  Sue has a saying “The quality of your life is directly related to the quality of your emotions.”  What does your mood meter tell you?

Arvind Mahankali wins 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Barbara Fredrickson: Positive Emotions Open Our Mind

Sue Langley ‘The emotionally intelligent brain’ at Mind & Its Potential 2012

Embrace Life – always wear your seat belt

Enlightening Ride On Subway

“Unsung Hero”

Finding Hope in Hopelessness

Building resilience

Laughing Movie

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are