In today’s world one of the most endemic emotions is anxiety.
Many people are unaware that they in fact are quite anxious each and every day.
Anxiety is just a normal everyday condition for many people.
However, overtime it can take a heavy toll on anyone’s health.
Here’s how to find out if this emotion is affecting you.
Emotional intelligence is primarily about how effectively you behave from an emotional perspective.
In short, how you recognise, use, understand and manage your emotions.
Many people believe emotions have little or nothing to do with decision making.
They believe decisions are taken after clinical, logical thought.
Nice work if you can get it, but it isn’t true.
Virtually every important decision will contain a corresponding level of emotion.
It is unavoidable.
After all, you are not a robot.
Given that it is not possible to make a key decision without engaging your emotions it becomes imperative to have a number of emotional intelligence skills at your disposal so you can act and respond in a more appropriate way appropriate to, and often irrespective of the situation.
A person who is skilled with emotional intelligence is rarely derailed.
They have the ability to incorporate emotions and emotional information into their decision-making, problem solving, and thinking.
They are highly competent at shifting their mood and can capitalise on any situation when they are engaged in a discussion that offers possibilities.
So, there is an enormous payoff in having these skills.
As said, anxiety is common.
It’s all around us.
Now some people have a tendency to block out their worries and threats.
They simply refuse to think about them.
Is this a good idea?
Well, the problem with this approach is that you can end up blocking too many emotions, and when something happens where you need to be involved you may not recognise it, nor even recognise the danger signals.
Threats are blocked out and they can get caught out because of this.
They lack the ability to anticipate any perceived threat.
If a person is over anxiety they can end up being overwhelmed and paralysed.
The dangers too easily get exaggerated.
They find themselves worrying about all kinds of possible scenarios without the energy to properly deal with any of them.
So, here’s the moment of truth, a few questions you can ask yourself to determine where you score with this particular emotion.
Please answer YES or NO only to each of these questions.
1. I often feel nervous.
2. I worry about many things.
3. I don’t worry about things.
4. I tend to be tense and anxious.
5. Generally, I feel calm and at ease.
6. I often have a lot on my mind.
If you score 3 or less, you may well block out emotions.
If you score 4 or higher, you may be focusing far too much on perceived threats.
What should you do?
Decide never to be the same again!
Acknowledging the facts is the first step towards altering your reactions and the way you respond to everyday situations.
“How often do I think about my emotions?”
Paying attention to your own feelings is instrumental in observing how others are feeling and gives you the flexibility to alter your own state.
Why not take some time and determine which emotions give you the most discomfort and then work on these emotions
And actively look for every opportunity to practice your skills.
Decide to learn how to harness the power of your emotions.
Then apply these skills to get brilliant results.