The Difficult Task of controlling your emotions

controlling your emotions

The self-control of your emotions can bring you success in many different parts of life.

Emotional self-control is the ability to keep disruptive emotions and impulses in check and maintain control over our actions. While this is important for everyone, it may be particularly crucial for a business owner or anyone in a leadership position.

Less is more Principle

It can be difficult to control your emotions, especially when engaged in a dispute where people are emotionally tense or stressed.  You have to work harder at trying to control those emotions, which is double the effort when you are feeling worn down.  More emotion equals more conflict and although having an emotional side can be a positive thing, there are circumstances in life that emotion does not serve your best interests.

Humans are by nature reactive creatures.  When two people become emotionally engaged during a dispute, conflict always escalates.  The “fight” or “flight” responses that most of you will have, are strong motivators of behaviour. Know yourself and know your weaknesses when it comes to an emotional situation.  

Know your “Threat Sensitivity”

Everyone is different and there are people out there that are naturally calm and not prone to being threatened, while others have hot tempers that are on a hair trigger and can feel threatened with little or no provocation.

Here are some of the “lesses” that will benefit

    • less talking
    • less complaining
    • less reiterating
    • less finger pointing
    • less negatives comments about the person on the other side
    • less time spent negotiating – limit the conversation to priorities for you both.

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The Difficult Task of controlling your emotions was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by John Fuller

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