We all need a set of core capabilities that we can develop with practice over time; Self-Control, Flexibility, Focus, Awareness that help us manage our life, plan ahead, set goals and meet them. Scientists call them “Executive Function” or “ Self Regulation Skills”.
Executive Function Skills
HELP us deal with whatever life throws at us and still, keep heading where we need to go
HELP us resist impulsive behaves stop and change course when we need to
When we are children, we practice these skills by playing games, learning teamwork and adjusting to new rules. The more we use these skills in early ages, the stronger and faster they become as we need to call them under both stressful situations and lifetime goal setting rather than reacting impulsively. That’s why practice is so important.