It’s the little things in life which makes our lives much more huge and special. I met my friend who gave me a chocolate for celebrating my success in my career. The joy and peace I felt was tremendous. It’s really amazing how a small gesture can make a huge difference to you. I’m really thankful to him.
“Be in the moment”, “Live like there is no tomorrow”, phrases which we often hear yet many of us seldom follow. It is enormous how much we have and who all we have; insight of which strengthens the level of resilience and blissfulness within us. Living these aspects mindfully each moment is what makes us be here, in the present and makes something eternal. However, we are caught up in the diversities and coiled rings of life which restricts us to experience every second wholeheartedly. We are too attuned towards our career planning and family sustenance that we are not able to completely feel the moment we are in.
We are either worried about our career building we are engrossed in thinking how and what all do we have to do to accomplish our dreams or we are too much absorbed in the past resolving issues we had faced or trying to build resilience that got distorted due to our past experiences. As a result, we tend to sway like a pendulum between past and future while the reality i.e. today is often neglected by us.
What we have is only a moment of now which if we use effectively can make a huge difference in the level of happiness and contentment in our lives. Savouring, acknowledging and appreciating the Present doubles the happiness, brings serenity and an essence of fulfilment in our lives. It makes us glued to actually living the moment than transiently letting it go. For instance, drinking a cup of tea or coffee and enjoying it means to enjoy and feel each sip of beverage, being aware of it engulfing down from the oesophagus and travelling in the body. Another example can be relishing the times we meet our close buddies through being completely with them keeping aside sources of distractions; giving yourself completely to them and being with them mindfully and not giving only the presence of our body yet souls as well. Technology and other distractions should be kept at a far distance while solely savouring a moment.
Savouring every moment completely requires consistent effort and awareness upon which we achieve an amazingly beautiful feeling and tranquillity which is much higher than any other essence in our lives.
Negativity holds a power which is difficult to stop. It can engulf all the productiveness of any situation or individual. However, a single positivity with utmost vision and force has the strength to beat any negativity that may come or exist. This picture reflects the same. There was darkness, yet as soon as the lamp was lit, the entire surrounding got illuminated with brightness and positivity. It’s beautiful how much power a single positive statement or aspect can hold and to which extent it can empower and enlighten us.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, understand, apply and regulate the blend of emotions which we observe in ourselves and in others.
In a workplace, the way we express ourselves and the way we feel and consider what is being said to us play a major role in our performance. Staying in equilibrium and sustaining healthy relationships help to make us more constructive in our work. However, imbalances in the way we handle our emotions or sentiments of others ruins our mental stability and reduces the productivity of our performance. We can have a check on ourselves by managing our emotions effectively.
The ways by which we can regulate our emotional intelligence include:
1. Identify your emotions: Recognize what you are feeling. Being congruent with the exact emotion helps to deal with it properly.
2. Think: Think about the reason or trigger for such emotions. It may includes situations or individuals or your own incomplete targets that provoked a particular sentiment.
3. Reducing Personalization: Being personal and jumping to conclusions about someone’s action is not healthy. Think of various different reasons for a particular happening and try to think of healthier ones more.
4. Express assertively: After paying attention to your emotions and feelings and keeping the prompt conclusions aside, express your emotions in a healthy and assertive manner.
5. Helping others: Helping in regulation of others’ emotions help to bring harmony in the workplace and in efficiency of the employees.
So, handling emotions at workplace can help us increase the quality of our performance and make us more happier and contented.