It is the time when emotional intelligence must be taken seriously. There are many negative effects of being low emotional intelligence. Leadership requires a high EQ. A leader who has control over his emotions have self-awareness and empathy for others is more efficient in the workplace. A person with low EQ can experience a lot of problems like negative thoughts, anger, shame, disappointments, lack of confidence.
There are some ways that can help us increase our emotional intelligence.
It is vital for all of us to pay attention to our emotional behavior in order to effectively overcome our life challenges.
Pay Attention to Your Communication Skills
Our speech has a great effect on our attitudes and emotions. The way we talk reflects our personality and thoughts. To control and overcome our emotions, we have to work on our communication.
Body language is most important in communication. Make eye contact with your listener. Give facial expressions, gestures and use the space.
Make yourself clear about the message you are going to convey, it will develop confidence in you. Stay on the message, and make sure the listeners or readers understand what you are saying.
Practice what you want to say and make your language simple.
Self-awareness has a key role in enhancing leadership. A leader has to be aware of his performance and behavior to respond to the social environment. Self-awareness also gives strength to our communication skills. It improves our decision making. It is the key factor that enriches our emotional intelligence.
Ask others, what they say about you? Or ask your closest one to inform you whenever you overreact to something. Keep tracking your behaviors and emotions during the day and note what happened right before your response. Keep a record of the events or things that upset you. Be aware of yourself.
If you want to build up your emotional intelligence, self-assessment is really going to be a helping hand for you. To self-assess yourself, the first step is to collect the data about your happiness. Make a record of the timing when you are happy. Then observe how you react to people and stressful situations. Analyze how others will react to your actions and take responsibility for your action.
Emotional intelligence is enhanced when you motivate yourself. A self-motivated person becomes more initiative and improves his personal derives.
To motivate ourselves we can begin with small things like to think positively, make ourselves happy, listen to music, etc.
You should try to make your activities fun and divide your work into smaller units. Keep reminding yourself of the reason you are doing anything. Offer yourselves small breaks. Keep reminding yourself that you are no less and can achieve anything. Get motivation from others.
Grow Awareness About Others
Being aware of other’s feelings and mentality is really important. Its inability can lead to conflicts and many other problems. To be emotionally intelligent we have to be empathetic. Empathy helps build strong relationships with either its family or co-workers.
To be empathetic, you can communicate with others, ask about their interests. Try to understand their feelings. Note what makes them feel good. Put yourselves in others’ shoes to understand them completely. Notice how the response to stressing situations. Understand their beliefs and motivate them by their experiences.
Learn about their point of view and try to solve their problems.
In order to make our workplace happier and to better collaborate among employees, it is important to increase our emotional intelligence. By making ourselves aware of us and others and by making our communication more effective we can increase our emotional intelligence. Our high EQ will develop confidence and help us reduce our anxiety and stress.