CHECK YOUR BATTERY, HOW ARE YOU FEELING? ?
Stress is a normal part of life. However, some people struggle more than others with managing their emotions during testing times.
How good are you at staying clear on what’s going on with yourself in those moments? Is emotional awareness a skill you know how to use?
It’s important to try reflect on which emotions rise the most and feel strongest. Try to be specific, while defining and differentiating the emotions as clearly as you can.
Ask yourself questions such as these:
– Am I feeling great?
– Am I feeling good?
– Am I feeling okay?
– Am I not sure how I’m feeling?
– Am I struggling?
– Am I feeling empty?
Try to be as objective as possible. The goal is to acknowledge your emotions. Allow them to inform you, not overwhelm you.
Useful resource – TED Talks video: Six steps to improve your emotional intelligence