Emotional Self-Management

We’ve all observed others who don’t manage their emotions well; maybe we are working with someone now who we would say has a short fuse, who flies off the handle. Maybe you feel you are one of the ‘short-fusers’.

Maybe you are aware that you react in a way hat isn’t appropriate – and you just think, “Well, that’s just how I am.”

This is a lack of emotional self-management and it clearly is not only going to affect the people around us but if we can’t manage our emotions we won’t be productive, we won’t be able to focus on the important issues. Apart from the many other effects, we will be stressed.

When we manage our emotions effectively we will have improved job satisfaction and engagement.

And we will have an improved ability to cope with high work demands. People who are good at managing their emotions have greater interpersonal effectiveness also.

Optimism is a fundamental aspect of Emotional Intelligence. The ability to manage our own emotions means that we can change our own mood state, we can cope effectively with work pressure and demands. You determine your own level of internal optimism, you determine how you feel.

People who are highly skilled in this area are optimistic, they remain optimistic and positive in the face of adversity. They look to learn from mistakes and criticism rather than react.

They move on quickly from upsetting events rather than dwelling and ruminating on them.

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