Emotions are chemicals released in response to our interpretation of a specific trigger. It takes our brains about 1/4 second to identify the trigger, and about another1/4 second to produce the chemicals.
This need to succeed and achieve is more critical now than ever during these turbulent economic times, when so many people are competing for so little. At a time when we need to be at our strongest and most assertive we can find ourselves paralyzed by the fear of failure and our own limiting beliefs in our ability to perform.
During these times of uncertainty, it’s normal for people to feel vulnerable and more likely to become stressed, anxious, and even depressed or fearful. The longer we are in lockdown the greater the impact on our wellbeing which is one of the success factors of emotional intelligence.
Right now we are all overloaded with information about the Covid virus. It is important to stop and reflect on how our emotions and emotional intelligence can help us during this time. With the situation evolving on a daily basis, the outbreak of coronavirus is stressful for many.