Easy instructions on how to use the Ten Mindful Emojis: • Mindful emojis are always put at the beginning of the text message, not the end. • Mindful emojis are a powerful thinking software for the brain. For example, the looking glass mindful emoji “BE FORENSIC” is a software algorithm for the deliberate use of forensic thinking. • Mindful emojis can be sent to yourself, to others or to groups.
This is the emotional emoji. Feelings. The full range from comedy to tragedy. Emotions are important. It is better when they are informing your thinking not just controlling your thinking. Moods are part of life. Are you in an up mood or a down mood? Just say what you feel about the situation without bothering to explain. You hate it. You love it. Say, “I’m being emotional”. Be alive to your feelings. Be wise to your values. They are part of every situation.
NOTE: When you SMS or text, you can put the magnifying glass emoji at the beginning of your message to show that you are deliberately being forensic. This deliberateness is important and is called 'being mindful' or metacognition.
DFQ: How can I be emotional today?
Give an example of a text message or email you can send today and post your result. Remember, when you text, you can put the two-mask emoji at the beginning of your message to show that you are deliberately being emotional.
EXAMPLE: (SMS to associate) …I don’t know whether that sales meeting was useful or not but it bored me into a coma.