Melrose News

To Choose Yourself - Making Choices

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:13 PM
To make effective choices we must first understand the definition of choice, the kinds of choices that are made, the processes by which choices are made, and the ways that choices affect people. Choices are frequently made by default or out of habit, and are often made on faulty information. Choices lead to consequences. The accumulation of choices, whether made consciously or unconsciously, and the consequences that follow, add up to the person we are. We can choose the person we want to be by slowing down our decision making (changing our habits) and making effective, thoughtful, fact-based choices on the way we think, feel and act. All of our thoughts, feelings and actions are based on a choice we have made and for which we are responsible. We can teach / remind students that when they are demonstrating a particular thought, feeling or action, they are making a choice to Think, Feel, Act in that particular fashion.  Students can learn the ‘choice-making process’ to examine the choices they make and to make better choices that lead to better consequences for themselves and others.

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