How do you bounce back from sadness, frustration, anger or overwhelm?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or sad?
It's common to experience these emotions in the workplace, and it's essential to address them. Ignoring them can cause physical and mental health issues. Unfortunately, many of us weren't taught how to deal with our emotions. However, there's good news. Emotional intelligence is becoming more prevalent in education, parenting, and the workplace.
Recognizing and acknowledging your emotions is the first step. Before taking action, name the emotion you're experiencing, whether it's anxiety, sadness, or burnout. Explore what the emotion is trying to tell you. There is always a gift in our emotions if we're willing to stop and explore.
Once you've recognized and acknowledged your emotions, follow these quick tips to shift your state:
- Take a break and go for a walk outside.
- Listen to uplifting music.
- Practice deep breathing exercises.
- Write in a journal.
- Talk to a friend or loved one.
By mastering emotional intelligence, you can improve your mental and emotional well-being. The infographic below provides a helpful visual guide to these quick tips. Remember, it's essential to address your emotions instead of pushing them down. Share this infographic with anyone who could benefit from it.