Learning more about emotional literacy is important for both children and adults in my opinion. I recently gave my son a little spiel about balancing his observing, noticing and perceiving of data and “feelings” to gather information versus the judging of those data and “feelings” to take action. It’s not easy of course.
It’s simply another way of saying balancing the human being vs the human doing.
Too much of the being and perceiving without the doing, equals little results.
Too much of the judging and doing, without the perceiving and clarity, may result in recklessness and unnecessary mistakes.
Knowing which “space or state” we are in is a critical step in the process.
Mindfulness and being present assist with the “perceiving and being” space.
Judging and critical thinking assist with the “doing” space.
Which “space” do you or your patients need to work on more, is an important question to ask.