WELLBEING- LESSON 3-
PART 1- 5 MINUTES
- Few things in life are as integral to our wellbeing as gratitude (Emmons, 2007).
- Priming your brain to expect a favourable outcome, actually encodes your brain to recognise the outcome when it arises (Siefert & Patalano, 2001)
- Gratitude correlates with goal attainment, high energy, positive moods, quality of sleep and more positive attitudes towards school and family (Emmons & McCullough, 2003).
By the end of this lesson, learners should:
- identify things for which they are grateful
- have begun a gratitude journal
PART 2- 10 MINUTES
PART 3- 10 MINUTES
In the next 90 seconds, write down as many things as you can that you are grateful for. They can be as simple or extravagant as you like.
PART 4- 10 MINUTES - LASER TAG
Teachers preview this activity to have some fun with your group. Or watch it all the way through for full instructions as a class. Change partners after 3 minutes, or arrange a game of elimination.
PART 5- HOMEWORK - GRATITUDE JOURNAL
For the next 7 days, write down 3 things you are grateful for each night before you go to bed (or at another time each day that suits you).