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More good news – you can grow your emotions whenever you want – you are NOT stuck with them. I prefer the simple initial model that Daniel Goleman used below in his original book:
In our workshops, we primarily focus on the left side of this table:
Here’s the problem when you try to ignore negative stimulus: imagine that you are on your way to work, you are already worried about the weather and the work you have to get done today and every little thing that you see is interpreted as ‘wrong and unfair’ – the traffic is bad, your parking space is blocked, the coffee is out, and BOOM – you are in a negative emotional state. It takes just 45 seconds to go reptilian. The bad news is that it takes 2-4 hours, depending on how angry you are, to return to a calm brain and work effectively. I call this an emotional hangover. It doesn’t disappear quickly, like a real hangover. Can you feel in your own mind right now how this would feel in your body? Has your body changed just reading the initial sentences?
You get to choose. You get to determine who is going to take your energy, and who is not. You can build the emotional muscle as much or as little as you feel fit. If you’d like more information about our online and face to face Power of YOU: EQ workshops, please contact Shawna.Moser@moserit.com .
Try this little exercise and NOTICE and CHOOSE. Take out a piece of plain paper and fold it into four quadrants. Do this without talking to anyone:
How do you feel? What do you NOTICE about your emotions? Which quadrant made you the happiest, made you laugh for example? It’s usually the hardest one, not the simplest. Try growing your ability to NOTICE and CHOOSE. You and I need to slow down, take ourselves less seriously and have a little fun. We’re not perfect – we never will be. And we hold the power to manage our energy through our emotions. Why not start now?