“Positive energy emotions” are those that we generally experience as “good,” while “negative energy emotions” are those that we generally experience as “bad.” The goal is to observe your emotion without judgment, learn to have a healthy relationship with all feelings. A healthy relationship will allow you to feel emotion then let it go.
In fact, your overall well-being is more determined by how you are expressing and managing your emotion rather than being what emotion may feel active.
Emotions are broken down into two categories: Positive energy emotions and negative energy emotions.
Emotions are constantly in flux. Emotional intelligence helps you understand and manage yourself and the influence on yourself and others. The more you know yourself, the more differences you recognize in others. This allows you understand others and meet them where they are.
Often, we depend on outside events to bring us joy, peace, and confidence. While it’s good to celebrate positive events in life, if you remain dependent on these events, you’ll find yourself sad, bored, depressed, angry, upset, annoyed, etc., in your default state.
With high emotional intelligence, you can switch your default state because of your ability to regulate emotions. Through mindfulness and taking the right actions, you can become focused, relaxed, happy, confident, and enthusiastic on command.
It takes time and practice to develop emotional intelligence.
But first, you must have a growth mindset and believe that you can improve your EI no matter where you start. There is no limit to how much you can improve your emotional intelligence. 3 simple ideas to focus on as you learn more about yourself, your emotional guidance system, and FULL alignment.
- Know yourself
- Define your values and beliefs
- Ask and listen to yourself
Emotional awareness is the ability to recognize and make sense of your own emotions and those of others. Emotions are the universal language. You may say to your client. “I may never fully understand your experience. However, I know what fear feels like. I can meet you in that emotion.”
Emotions are present to teach and show us our thought and feeling patterns. Our past experiences become an emotional habit in our subconscious operating system. Seeing the pattern of emotion will help us understand what is confirmed in the present moment and what is in the operating system of the past.
Where you place your attention is where you put your energy. The stronger the emotion you feel in that attention is where you create your emotional reality. Observing your emotion, becoming aware of the present feeling allows you to be proactive with the feeling and respond to life rather than being in a constant state of reaction and habit to the past. You are NOT your emotion. Your emotion is present to show you your relationship to the everyday experience. Keeping your attention on YOU and where you give your power to that emotion is the key to true self-empowerment.