Build understanding with our emotional check-in template

Elusive and confusing feelings, begone! Get to the heart of the matter—and calm those racing hearts—with this tool for social-emotional check-in questions.

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Emotional check-in template

Track and identify emotional reactions across the span of a project to reach team synergy through social-emotional learning.

Turn those frowns upside-down

Challenges can bring up big feelings in the workplace. Understanding how that epic sprint impacts your colleagues’ well-being through an emotional check in will help you persevere.

Smash the stigma: Normalize talking about feelings for a trusting and honest team culture.

Tap into the source: Name emotions to build self-awareness, grow your emotional intelligence, and identify the trigger.

Take a breath: Reflect on feelings and strengthen your mindfulness skills for inner peace.

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Lean on each other

Do away with the notion of crying-in-the-bathroom as a workplace rite of passage. Make your culture one of connection with FigJam’s interactive emotional check-in chart. With Community-built tools like Emoji and Lil Notes, you can build a strong support system—and share it far and wide.

Embrace the passion

Whether you scream underwater to release anger or roller-blade for an endorphin rush, you’re an emotional creature. Channel that fervor into your work with FigJam’s Community templates.


Simply put, an emotional check-in is a moment to stop and consider how you’re feeling. In the workplace, an emotional check-in for adults can serve as a way to build understanding, and grow your social awareness, mindfulness, and compassion.

Especially in the context of a team, emotional check-in exercises can benefit from diagrams and visualizations that track emotions over the course of a sprint or project—helping to clarify what folks may be grappling with as they contend with a rollercoaster of tasks, deadlines, and milestones.

Our emotional check-in template aims to destroy the stigma around vocalizing feelings and helps you and your teammates self-regulate and practice mindfulness while building your social-emotional skills. No matter how confident you are in your self-awareness or your coworker’s zen vibes, this valuable template makes the workday easier.

To complete an emotional health check for a sprint, simply set up a timeline with milestones and deadlines. Next, label each moment on your emotions template with different emotions and feelings and connect the lines to follow the trend. Your matrix should feature negative emotions towards the bottom and positives towards the top to view your emotional state at every phase of the project.

Review your emotional check-in chart for a keen and insightful look at what’s pushing your buttons or fueling your excitement.

Most feelings check-in charts (like our emotional check-in worksheet!) will make room for thoughtful queries that range from personal to group-based, including:

- How do you feel about that deadline?

- How are you feeling about that client ask?

- How is the team doing?

If you’re training a new employee or leading a class, consider emotional check-in questions for students like:

- How do you feel about the new material?

- How do you feel about that upcoming assessment?

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