Is your 2020 off to a good start so far? Whether you set goals for an exceptional 2020 or get results or interact with clients, emotional management will have a significant impact on your work.
While your emotions may not be the guiding factor for workplace or business productivity, you will realize that emotions can drive motivation, impact implementation, and results. When you feel prepared for change, you meet the challenges with a fresh perspective and an open mindset. But when you procrastinate or experience frustration, you know that emotions are playing another game altogether.
Why Do Emotions Matter?
Your emotions help you navigate the everchanging world. When emotions drive your decisions, you will most likely experience frequent roadblocks to success. As a result, your career or business will experience the same ups and downs as your feelings do—which is far from ideal for any professional.
Understanding your emotions and how to leverage them can help you identify who you are and how you interact with others. Additionally, being ‘aware’ of your emotions helps you to accurately assess your capabilities and value offerings. Confidence in what you offer helps you personally and professionally.
Different Types of Emotions
The next time you notice yourself feeling a strong emotion, really pay attention to how it feels. You’ll observe that some emotions, such as enthusiasm, give you a more extensive focus and help you think more clearly. These types of emotions are known as high-performance emotions because they provide you with a mindset to perform at a high level.
Other emotions, known as swing emotions, can either help your productivity or hinder it, depending on the specific situation. Think of times when you experience anxiety or anger. Depending on your response or reaction, you can contain or escalate the problem. The goal is to learn how to leverage these particular emotions in a way that benefits you.
Blue emotions are emotions that cause low energy and a more narrowed focus. Some of these emotions include depression and disappointment. When negative emotions like these arise, it’s vital to increase your energy level. That’s one of the reasons why exercise can be so beneficial for people who are depressed. Adopting a more open mindset will also help you move on from these emotions so you can achieve the productivity you need to succeed.
The next step is to know how you can regulate and manage your emotions to achieve your goals and reach new levels of success.
Be consistent: When your values stay consistent regardless of the situation, you will be able to manage yourself on a regular basis. The changing values can confuse you and others about your beliefs that you truly believe and stand for.
Stick to the plan. If you schedule a particular task on your calendar, do it in the allocated time. Initially, it may be hard to stay the course. However, over a period of time, it will become one of your success habits.
Be accountable. There are times when you stumble or things don’t go as planned, but take time to accept the situation and then use your flexibility to get ideas back on track. The ideal result is that you quickly bounce back and complete the task. If you cannot, set an intention to adjust.
Educate yourself. Change is constant. Embracing the change, learning for continuous improvement, working with mentors and coaches, and engaging with peers are a few success strategies.
Stay healthy. Many people don’t think of staying fit when they talk about self-management, but it is a significant part of being able to practice the four preceding points. Exercising your body is just as crucial to self-management as exercising your mind. lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition can lead to emotional and physical illnesses.