Mindful Self-Management Exercise: Self-Motivation

An activity stresses the importance of self-motivation by encouraging scholars not to give up and keep trying. When learners feel frustrated, they turn a two-part sentence into a motivational mantra. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Make and display a banner with the activity's mantra
  • If a class member is showing frustration or difficulty in a subject, check-in with and remind them of the mantra
Classroom Considerations
  • The seventh of eight mindful activities 
  • The activity begins with a breathing exercise from activity one
  • The activity lends itself nicely to a growth mindset perspective
  • Instills a positive work ethic 
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