At HSFI emotions matter. Emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. In partnership with Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence and Facebook’s InspirED, staff and students have been trained in Yale’s RULER social emotional learning curriculum.

The Mood Meter is one of the “anchors of Emotional Intelligence” in the RULER program.
It helps people develop the core RULER skills: Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotions.

The Mood Meter develops emotional intelligence over time. Learning to identify and label emotions is a critical step toward cultivating emotional intelligence.

Students consider where their feeling falls on the Mood Meter in terms of how pleasant or unpleasant they feel (x-axis) and how high or low energy they feel (y-axis).

Using the Mood Meter can help you become more mindful of how your emotions change throughout the day and how your emotions in turn affect your actions. Using the Mood Meter can help you to develop self-awareness and self-regulation, it’s important to understand the full scope of your emotional life.