In times of crisis, they are overwhelmed with fear and stand up on the spot. They know that they not only endure but also have the idea to thrive amid the confusion. They understand that what they are doing now will determine what kind of life they are living now.
What distinguishes these individuals from the majority? Many people have money but live in fear. And some people think that they have their own business and now they are forced to strengthen themselves because everything has changed.
Emotional fitness is not the same as emotional intelligence. The two are related, but emotional intelligence is the ability to empathize. Emotional fitness is the ability to think with your feet when the ground drops below you.
You know the benefits of training. You can do all the research you need for your ideal period and the best yoga pants, but that doesn’t make any sense unless you hit the gym and work out until you break a sweat.
Here are five ways entrepreneurs can improve their emotional health.
1. Check yourself several times a day:
Your reaction to whatever stimulus you face will be up to a point. I get nervous when I see information insanity. Those ideas and emotions come to you until your logical brain has a chance to sustain them.
Take the time to check it out for yourself at least a couple of times a day to determine what you’re focusing on. Stick with that attention and see exactly what is causing your emotions. Have you ever felt stressed by focusing on the negative things that are happening, or are you excited about the opportunities that are coming your way?
Many do not understand, but our thoughts are focused on all the negative things that are happening due to our survival instinct. When using autopilot, it’s easy for these negative emotions to overwhelm everything else.
2. Accept feelings and thoughts:
The moment you accept your feelings and thoughts, that is the moment you can notice the triggers that cause those feelings and feelings. As mentioned above, our subconscious mind is always focused on negative thoughts and emotions, especially during the day.
If you don’t accept those feelings, you will have a tough fight throughout the day. Your brain is trying to release the stress hormone cortisol while your brain behaves as if you are fighting an enemy and your body expands with the energy of the fight.
Studies show that simply accepting negative thoughts and realizing that it is normal for the brain to be in reaction mode can make a conscious decision to change and focus on opportunities rather than problems.
3. Don’t make your emotions “wrong.”:
Your feelings are a reaction to your perception of your current reality. If you make a mistake, you believe that your current situation is not happening to you.
When you start talking about reality and you want to blame someone or something. We have the illusion that we should not feel in a particular way, or that we are weak to accept what we feel.
4. Feel your emotions fully:
We always judge ourselves and don’t allow ourselves to fully feel our feelings. Like a feeling of relief that is sometimes mixed with depression. Our emotions can lead us to guilt and compassion, as we believe that we should not feel in a particular way.
Shame and guilt prevent us from expanding our capabilities. Emotions are there because the cause is there, and you can’t just stop the circuit. Instead, you need to complete the circuit and fully feel the excitement.
5. Win the battle in your head before it becomes reality:
Most of our fears and tensions are caused by our thoughts. In most cases, fear is not real, it remains only in our hearts. Worst-case thoughts are set in the future and driven by some pain from the past.
The feeling of being trapped between an irreparable past and an indefinite future deprives us of our conviction. It is useless to awaken all other emotions.
This is mostly for decades, every morning I would imagine myself facing the worst-case scenario, and every morning I would get sick or get sick from my spouse and my children, I was frustrated with the inability to feed my loved ones.
But then I finished the mediation, so it was in my head and the fact was that they were fine. At that stage, the failures and challenges I faced that afternoon were nothing worse than what I put into my creativity.
At the time, when the worst-case scenario happened, it was painful, but I was happy with all the pain in an unprecedented way. Having faced the fight in my head many times, I had the psychological strength to stay calm amid the madness.
You must do the same thing. Fight the monsters they live in, in your mind. If you kill the beast in your head, you will find that they are there to make you stronger. So, when you do face them, you can understand exactly what you need to do to conquer them.