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7 Ways to Increase your Emotional Quotient at Office

7 Ways to Increase your Emotional Quotient at Office


The bustle and amount of work that must be done in accordance to the determined deadlines at office will make some people get stressed easily. As a result, this will affect their emotions. Emotion can be released in many ways, by laughing at funny things or out of happiness, moody for being sad, sullen, or even angry because of one thing, feeling lonely, feeling guilty, and many more. It is natural that someone would express his emotions. But how to control and improve the Emotional Quotient (EQ) to not to be seen 'excessive', especially in the office? Check out the following tips and tricks.

1. Recognize Your Emotions
This will need a skill to recognize and identify what you feel. Every time the emotion shows up in your mind, you have to catch and elaborate with the message your brain is sending. It can be the guilt, sadness, anger, frustration, disappointment, and others. You have to recognize your emotion first to be able to understand and elaborate the message.

2. Releasing Negative Emotions
For this one you need the skill to identify in understanding the impact of your negative emotions. For example, if you need to finish your task in short time, you will feel panic, anxious, or have your heart beating fast. These are negative emotions. If you cannot control these, you tend to feel stress or get angry easily. Do not let your anger affect your relationship with your inferior or superior. The solution is to release the negativity through a subconscious control so the people around you do not have to feel the impact of your negative emotions.

3. Organizing Your Emotions
Organizing here means to control your emotions. If a person can control their emotions well, it will likely help him/her to achieve success. There are 3 steps to control emotions. First, appreciate and realize the emotion support to yourself. Secondly, know the message that your emotion is sending, and be sure that you had been through this before and could get through it. The last one is to be cheerful at taking a decision to handle it. Remember always that a person’s ability to organize their emotions is the most important form of self-control in the self-management, because we are the one who can control our emotions, not otherwise.

4. Self-Motivating
People who can motivate themselves are usually a productive and effective people, whatever they are working on. That is why they can have a high performance in any field. If you want to be a productive and performing person, manage your emotion as a tool to help you reach for your destination. Self-control and emotion control are the base of success in many fields.

5. Recognize Other’s Emotions
How do we recognize people’s emotions? The answer is through empathy. By having empathy toward what the others feel, you can recognize their emotions. Try to understand others first before you want to be understood. The skill of controlling will make us more effective in communicating with the others, and this is what is called as empathic communication.

6. Managing Other’s Emotions
If you are skillful in managing other’s emotion, you can be said to have an excellent ability. More over if you can optimize it. If we master the skill to manage other’s emotions, it means that we can build a strong and simultaneous interpersonal relationship with other people. This is the main pillar in building and maintaining the relationship with others.

7. Motivate the Others
The ability to motivate other people is another form of leadership, which is inspiring, influencing, and motivating people to reach a certain goal together. Motivating people is related closely with building a solid teamwork that is intimate, reliable and strong. These are the 7 ways to increase your EQ. Apply it step-by-step and consecutively. Hopefully these can help you improving in your daily life. Good luck!