5 Tips for an Emotional Yet Healthy Self-Talk

5 Tips for an Emotional Yet Healthy Self-Talk

Do you often feel misaligned with your higher values and work goals? Do you lash out and respond fast without thinking what you just said? Do you get irritated, frustrated and angry easily, often treating people in a harsh way? Do you often fail to gain insight and information to what your body is telling you? In my previous corporate role it was not uncommon within our busy, yet buzzing office to hear and see emotional outbursts from the senior team when undertaking high pressure tasks, meeting budget deadlines, and dealing with staff issues. I would usually stand up, signal to my team to keep their heads down and slowly close my door. The negativity was toxic and energy draining, so I would avoid the change in the atmosphere by quietly resorting to my office for the day, or suddenly announce that I have many appointments on the road. Sometimes I would simply head to the local coffee shop to work and soak up a more positive vibe of coffee goers flocking in to gain their daily caffeine hit. I would often drift and think about my team left to work in such a “bad vibe” environment. Many of them were accustomed to the behaviour and it was quite a normal event for them. What makes a leader have the power to change the vibe so quickly? How does this behaviour serve them? (For it serves no-one else) Is this about gaining personal power? All this thinking led me into further study and interest in Emotional Intelligence. And just what did I learn? Some great news! We can reverse...