How to Stabilize Emotional Quotient especially for Entrepreneurs?
Yesterday, I met my entrepreneur friend who was overloaded with stress. After a small conversation with him, I found that his client was new to the business and very aggressive. I know him for the past 5years. He has been running a successful venture.
He was worried about delivering the work in a short span, as his client demanded. The stress started affecting his work which prompted me to write this blog. In life, emotions can certainly get the best of us. It’s hard to stay calm in-between life’s stresses; it’s challenging to bring ourselves back to neutral.
It’s best to acknowledge your emotional state, accept it, validate it, and then try and move on. If your emotions involve another individual, communicate with that person in a rational, levelheaded tone to reach a common ground. If your emotions come from personal stresses, take some time for yourself and do something that makes you feel comfortable and happy.
There are few ways to stabilize your mood and stop emotions in their tracks before you do something you might regret.
Taking note of your thoughts and feelings, as well as validating them, can help you move on. “Unhelpful thoughts often pop into our minds without our conscious control and science is now showing that fighting against unhelpful thoughts usually only serves to amplify them and in turn magnify our emotional experience,” Shape thoughts towards a positive direction.
Separate Yourself From Your Emotions
Keep in mind that your thoughts and emotions don’t define you. “Remind yourself that ‘you are not your thoughts. “There is a big difference between having the thought that you’re undesirable and actually being undesirable.” If you let your thoughts define your core, you’ll become hopeless and more in negativity. Be the best version of yourself.
Bring Humor To Your Emotions
By making your emotions seem silly and lighthearted, it’ll minimize the rage and sadness you might feel. “Write the thought on paper and make a picture out of it,” By creating a pretty painting and letting your fun, despite the hardship you are dealing with, you’ll be better able to calm down.
Closing your eyes and meditate that can keep emotions under control. It allows you to think clearly through problems and emotional hardships. Meditate for a few minutes regularly to create a healthy habit regarding emotional regulation, or use when you feel a stress.
Don’t Judge Yourself
As humans, it’s natural to become emotional every now and then. Take your emotions for what they are and validate them as real feelings, without judging yourself. “If you can non-judgmentally observe their presence, they will reach their peak more quickly and eventually dissipate without any effort on your behalf,” If you start hating on yourself, you will only feel worse.
Cry, If You Need
“If you need to cry, there is a reason, and the tears should come out. It’s healthy to experience a full range of emotions,” Let yourself be vulnerable and cry if you need to. Don’t worry about mascara; just let yourself be. It’s best to cry alone or in the comfort of people you trust, rather than on the street or at work, so be mindful of your location.
Get Fresh Air
Fresh air can calm emotions. Take yourself for a brisk walk outside, as the movement can provide mood-boosting energy and promote healthy blood flow. Taking a few moments to yourself allows you to collect your thoughts, calm your body and separate yourself from the situation.
Convert Your Emotions Into Something Positive
Let your emotions enhance your creativity and performance. “If you’re angry, try to do something constructive with your anger” Convert emotions into your art, as well. Write a story, sing a relatable song, doodle, or work on a project you have been putting off.
While it’s important to address your emotions, it is critical to keep them under control and move on efficiently and quickly so that you can start enjoying your life again. When emotions involve another person, it’s vital to work with that person and communicate your thoughts well in order to overcome the tension.