NYCID @ Port Richmond – College and Career Readiness

Three: Understanding Your Emotions in Time

Do you ever feel like you’re jumping through hoops? Or that your life is on one big loop?

As we move through life, we usually begin to see the patterns in our thoughts and feelings. These patterns almost always come from things we need, like safety and security or a sense of belonging. As we have more experiences we make more connections, and as we make those connections we see that life is a circle.


The first steps you take with us will help you understand how we will work together:

  • Learn how to sense your emotion
  • Consider how emotional awareness and control is an essential skill in Career Development
  • Begin to effectively manage your time
  • Continue to build Career Zone Portfolio

Take a moment to Breath

Three Simple Steps:

1. Inhale fully in and expand belly muscles – 3 to 5 seconds to fill the diaphragm

2. Exhale out and release and relax belly – Don’t force the air out.

3. Chose the most comfortable nose/ mouth pattern.

Always Journaling

Take a few minutes with some pen and paper and get out of your head for a few minutes.

Describe how you were feeling or as we say, “What was moving in you” as you were breathing?

Each of you by now already knows that you have lots of emotions. True?

And can you identify how you are feeling most days? Can you describe how you are feeling?

Can you be okay with how you are feeling?

Watch this video on identifying your emotions and then go HERE to begin your work for this activity.


In order to get to where you are going, you gotta know where you’ve been, right?

So before we dive into what it is that we need to do to keep ourselves motivated to create a plan filled with good habits, take a few minutes now to watch the TWO videos on this page and then, let’s take a look at what we are doing right now, with our time.

From sleeping to eating, from video games to riding the bus, investigate and lay that out for yourself what you do from day to day.

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