We all have those moments that don’t go well and afterward we say to ourselves, “Wow, I could have handled that better!” or “Why did I let my emotions get away from me?” If these moments happen more often than you would like, it can lead to self-doubt, depression, and even reclusiveness. Even if you don’t hit those extremes, it can shake your self-confidence when you aren’t reaching the interpersonal relationship goals that you want to achieve. Emotions are a very strong part of what makes us human, and we would be little more than robots without them, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use them in an efficient way. By managing our emotions, we can achieve greater things. Hence why it is important to learn to be your emotional best. The question then becomes– how?
The first thing to understand is that emotional awareness is necessary, and that means not only learning about yourself, but also being open to learning about how to improve. Note the important word in that sentence – so important that it was mentioned twice: LEARNING. Just as you learn a foreign language, how to operate a tool, or even how to read as a child, you must develop your emotional awareness through learning.
Learning to be your emotional best will involve discovering your learning agility and style so that the right tactic can be taken to create an emotional intelligence (EQ) plan that will help you work on your weaknesses and further develop your strengths.
At EQ Skills, our People Skills Handbook goes deep into the world of emotional intelligence, so that through emotional awareness and learned skills, you can harness your emotions and apply them in personal and professional relationships, problem solving, and thinking. Reach out to us today to learn more.