A recent article, 9 Ways to Become More Emotionally Intelligent by Lindsay Kolowich states that in a world more prone to speaking than listening; it can be difficult to listen to others let alone our own emotions. Failing to do so can be a big mistake as our emotions can teach us many things and can be the key to building better relationships. That’s where emotional intelligence becomes so vital.
Here are things you can do to increase your emotional intelligence.
Know your own emotional tendencies.
You can only learn to manage your own emotions if you learn to recognize them. Begin to take notice of how you feel in certain situations, such as traffic jams or how your treated in your individual office space; what’s your emotional state? Begin to connect the dots between what happens in your day and how you behave.
The better you identify and understand your emotions and behavioral impulses, the better you can handle them.
Learn to manage negative emotions.
Letting go of things as they happen is important. Rather than holding a grudge, feeling misjudged, or bitter, forgive others and the situations around you. Don’t just stuff your emotions. Allow yourself to feel the injustice or difficulty of a situation and then release it. This can teach you to use criticism as a means to grow, and will make your life and communication healthier.
Give voice to difficult emotions when necessary.
Being honest with others about how you feel promotes trust and helps people feel comfortable opening up to you. It’s ok to say no, have boundaries, and express disagreement. But, it’s not necessary to do so in an angry or aggressive way. Calmly expressing things when appropriate will foster emotional intelligence.
Take responsibility for your actions.
Taking responsibility for your actions shows people you’re self-aware, honest, and committed to be a part of a team in your team office space.
Listen to other people’s points of view before judging them. If you take the time to see it from their view others will feel more trusting and not fear your disapproval.
Emotional intelligence is crucial to your success in business and the good thing is,it can be improved. There’s always room to grow and if you want to improve your business workplace, YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space and shared office space for any size business. Convenient, hassle free, and move in ready- our offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.
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