Our emotions are our natural guidance system and can teach us valuable productivity lessons. Let them shine a light on what you want to change, how you want to act in the future, or what is valuable to you.
Tips & Tricks:
What’s the function of emotions?
- Our emotions are a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and to better understand ourselves. They can often signal what is more important to us.
How to properly deal with your emotions:
- Think about the value behind the emotion. Focus on these deeper values rather than your immediate emotions (which can spur poor decisions).
- Think about the long term. Emotions can provide a short-term reward if acted upon immediately but these rewards may not align with your long-term values. Think about your values before doing something.
One way to manage your emotions if by turning anxiety into excitement.