Power it holds!

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Negativity holds a power which is difficult to stop. It can engulf all the productiveness of any situation or individual. However, a single positivity with utmost vision and force has the strength to beat any negativity that may come or exist. This picture reflects the same. There was darkness, yet as soon as the lamp was lit, the entire surrounding got illuminated with brightness and positivity. It’s beautiful how much power a single positive statement or aspect can hold and to which extent it can empower and enlighten us.

Positive Thinking!

Our brains are evolutionary wired to think negative. The first thought that comes in our mind when something goes wrong is a negative one.
It is a healthy way to be heedful in advance to fight against any danger or challenge that comes our way. However, continuous negative thinking often hinders our entire thought process and sometimes this in turn can make us view a joyous happening also as something that may harm us in some way or may not stay long. A small negative comment by someone lasts much longer than a positive comment. That’s the power negativity holds. To sustain even a positive remark, one has to repeat it several times or takes much more focus to imbibe than the impact a negative one leaves. The more negative we think, more automatic our thought process becomes and it is then less likely for us to think in a positive way. It’s really important to break the vicious chain of pessimistic bias and to shift our focus towards the desirable or a more positive one.
Negative mindset on a long run tends to radiate anxiety, becoming ill frequently, regular headaches, depression, heart diseases, obesity, and many other psychological imbalances in our immune system. While positive attitude allows the upcoming of serotonin and oxytocin, which in turn strengthens our immune system, increases our self esteem, decreases the rate of diseases, disorders and malfunctioning in our body and brain.
Changing our focus towards positive mindset involves:
1. Be Curious: Be curious to know what a particular situation is trying to teach you and how that can make you grow in a productive manner.
2. Gratitude: When you feel low, try writing the things and people you are thankful of and for in your life, read the names slowly and feel the gratitude within you.
3. Savor: Whenever a positive event happens in your life no matter how minor or major that may be, take time to feel it, experience flow in it and store it forever. Positive events take more time to get stored in our memory than negative ones.
4. Stop inner critic: Our only enemy in our lives is “we” ourselves. No matter what happens, don’t try catastrophising or generalising. Just because something has happened once or few times don’t see it as a hallmark and that it will always happen that way.
5. Compassion: Be kind and compassionate towards you and others. It makes you much wiser, healthier and beautiful.
Life is all about balancing our thoughts, walking with a practical and constructive perspective. Seize the day with a positive outlook which will add the magic of enlightenment in your life.

Regulating emotions in workplace to upgrade performance!

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, understand, apply and regulate the blend of emotions which we observe in ourselves and in others. 

In a workplace, the way we express ourselves and the way we feel and consider what is being said to us play a major role in our performance. Staying in equilibrium and sustaining healthy relationships help to make us more constructive in our work. However, imbalances in the way we handle our emotions or sentiments of others ruins our mental stability and reduces the productivity of our performance. We can have a check on ourselves by managing our emotions effectively.

The ways by which we can regulate our emotional intelligence include:

1. Identify your emotions: Recognize what you are feeling. Being congruent with the exact emotion helps to deal with it properly.

2. Think: Think about the reason or trigger for such emotions. It may includes situations or individuals or your own incomplete targets that provoked a particular sentiment. 

3. Reducing Personalization: Being personal and jumping to conclusions about someone’s action is not healthy. Think of various different reasons for a particular happening and try to think of healthier ones more. 

4. Express assertively: After paying attention to your emotions and feelings and keeping the prompt conclusions aside, express your emotions in a healthy and assertive manner.

5. Helping others: Helping in regulation of others’ emotions help to bring harmony in the workplace and in efficiency of the employees.

So, handling emotions at workplace can help us increase the quality of our performance and make us more happier and contented.