- Keep a journal of feelings. Write down what happened, how you felt and how you reacted, including any physical symptoms such as a racing heart or sore neck and shoulders.
- Make a list of your roles and the feelings associated with them. How does it make you feel to be a father, mother, team leader, etc.
- Predict how you will feel in upcoming situations. Practice naming and accepting the feelings. This will help you gain control. Then practice choosing your response to the feelings.
How To Increase Your Emotional Intelligence With Self-Awareness
Self-awareness is a key factor in EQ, emotional intelligence. Self-awareness means being in touch with your true feelings so that you can recognize emotions as they are happening to you. Self-awareness builds sureness about your self-worth and capabilities. Marc Connelly, an executive coach and licensed psychologist, suggests three techniques for building self-awareness: