Journal #3: Applying the Wise Choice Process Throughout this week you have explored the various causes of anxiety for students as well as discussed solutions for overcoming such anxiety. In this journal you will apply the Wise Choice Process to improve a difficult situation in your life. Think about a current problem, one that you’re comfortable sharing with me and your peers. As a result of this problem, you may feel anxiety in addition to binge angry, sad, frustrated, depressed, overwhelmed, or afraid. # 1. Write the six questions of the Wise Choice Process and answer each one as it relates to your situation. The Wise Choice Process 1. What’s my present situation? (Describe the problem objectively and completely.) 2. How would I like my situation to be? (What is your ideal future outcome?) 3. What are my possible choices? (Create a long list of specific choices that might create your preferred outcome.) 4. What’s the likely outcome of each possible choice? (If you can’t predict the likely outcome of an option, stop and gather more information.) 5. Which choice(s) will I commit to doing? (Pick from your list of choices in Step 3.) 6. When and how will I evaluate my plan? (Identify specifically the date and criteria by which you will determine the success of your plan.) #2. Write about the ways in which you could overcome this problem or anxiety. Process. Be sure to Dive Deep. As a bonus, another non­required option, you may create this journal by any means that helps you: add pictures, drawings of your own, clip art, or quotations that appeal to you.