Checking in on yourself.
A lot of men have been raised to suppress, ignore, or hide their emotions. That means we’re unlikely to regularly check in with our thoughts and feelings.
At I Am Here, we use a self-check to find out how we’re doing. A self-check has four simple questions:
- Am I feeling ok?
- Do I have time?
- Can I be my own observer?
- Do I need any help or support?
We perform these self-checks every day during our morning routine before we reach out to someone we’re concerned about; when we’re facing challenges; and in those small pockets of time when we would usually reach for our phones.
You can find out more about self-checks in the I Am Here: Tribe Members, I Am Here: Ambassadors, and I Am Here for Me: Self-checks eLearning.