Balancing Your Emotion

Balancing Our Emotions Is Essential to Managing Our Hives

In my story, I approached the emotional triggers after managing the histamine intolerance. It is much easier to get the histamine levels in balance. Either way it needs to be addressed eventually on our way to focusing on the root cause.

I really like Daniel Goleman’s work because he deals with the recognition of emotions, in contrast to a psychological approach. In this way judgement is eliminated from the equation.

The following is an excerpt From HelpGuide.org

Improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Emotional intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence helps you build stronger relationships, succeed at school and work, and achieve your career and personal goals. It can also help you to connect with your feelings, turn intention into action, and make informed decisions about what matters most to you.

Emotional intelligence is commonly defined by four attributes:

  1. Self-management – You’re able to control impulsive feelings and behaviors, manage your emotions in healthy ways, take initiative, follow through on commitments, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  2. Self-awareness – You recognize your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior. You know your strengths and weaknesses, and have self-confidence.
  3. Social awareness – You have empathy. You can understand the emotions, needs, and concerns of other people, pick up on emotional cues, feel comfortable socially, and recognize the power dynamics in a group or organization.
  4. Relationship management – You know how to develop and maintain good relationships, communicate clearly, inspire and influence others, work well in a team, and manage conflict.