Mood Tookbox: Moodzie’s Tips for Time Out
Moodzie’s tips for a negative timeout would be, simply understand what you did wrong, realize your mistake, realize it is for your own benefit, and just really calm yourself while at it. Maybe try doing things such as breathing exercises, reading a book, or even something silly such as just blowing bubbles, really anything that can help calm you down and relax you at the same time. On the other end, there are positive timeouts, Moodzie states that positive timeouts have more benefits, and are actually good for the child. Positive timeouts can help children learn great skills, such as calming down, having their own space to calm down, or getting away from whatever they were doing previously. As humans, we all really need breaks but sometimes we just do not realize that hence we end up taking a timeout, or sometime being given a timeout.
Really a positive timeout or negative timeout, either way we should do the same thing, and that is to calm and relax ourselves while realizing, that we may have made a mistake. The only difference between the two is the fact that a positive timeout, happens in a positive manner, whereas a negative happens more so in a consequential manner. For example, you have been working too hard maybe you need a break, that would be an example of a positive timeout. Whereas a negative timeout would be more like, that you have been playing videogames all day and you should stop, hence you get a timeout, hence both are similar but different. To conclude, either way timeouts are great and should be taken more often, as they have various benefits, especially related emotional regulation and mood control, also they are Moodzie approved.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, scared, anxious, angry or frustrated it is best to ask for time out to calm yourself. You will feel much better after having time out.
Here are some great activities to do while you are taking time out:
- Breathe or blow bubbles
- Listen to music
- Create something
- Have a drink
- Eat something
- Rest or sleep
- Quiet Time
- Have a bath
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